The Nursing Assistant aids professional and technical nursing personnel primarily by accomplishing a variety of duties and procedures which are directly related to patient care. Primary duties include taking and recording vital signs, assisting patients with hygiene and elimination, and maintaining a clean and safe unit environment. Will assist with stocking unit supplies, operating hospital equipment as directed, performing routine clerical tasks, and assisting with other related duties as assigned.
Understanding of basic medical terminology
Must be able to read, write and speak effectively in English
Must be able to work variable shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays
Must be Certified Nurses Assist. or enrolled in accredited nursing prog. with completion of at least 1 clinical semester. Completed course to include a min. of: physical assessments, therapeutic communication, comfort care, ADL, vital signs & fluid mgt
Demonstrated patient care experience, preferably in an acute care setting
Nursing Assistants hired prior to May 2010 who did not possess certification as a Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) are not required to obtain it at this time
Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in a therapeutic way
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