Provide patient nourishment by providing snacks/beverages, assist with ordering meals/snacks, feed patients as needed
Change gown, bed, linens as needed
Assist to undress/dress as needed
5. Urinary Catheters
Perform intermittent and clean urinary catheterizations
Connect, drains and disconnect urinary catheters
Assemble intermittent and continuous bladder irrigation supplies
Discontinue urinary catheters
Determine bladder status with bladder scanner
6. Wound/Skin Care
Perform pre-operative skin prep/hair clipping as needed
Provide skin care at the direction of the RN
Cleanse and redress non-sterile wounds
Perform simple sterile dressing changes, as in central line dressings
Assist RN with complex dressing changes
Care for permanent drain sites and apply appropriate collection device; i.e. ostomy, G-tube, etc
Apply binders, ACE wraps, hot and cold applications
7. Respiratory Care
Connect oxygen delivery device and set oxygen flow rate as directed by RN
Assist with trach care on stable tracheotomies including cleaning and redressing; assists with tape and tie changes
Assist with endotracheal tube care and tape changes
Set up Pleurevac
Coaches and prompts patient to use incentive spirometer, and coughing/deep breathing
Performs routine oral and nasal suctioning
8. Other Interventions
Measure and obtain anti-embolism hose; apply sequential compression devices
Perform patient care/comfort, safety rounds
Provide family support, escort in/out of unit
Assist with application and maintain restraints
Function as a messenger
Obtain supplies and medications as necessary
B. Clerical Duties
Identify and print on-line documents including H&P, consent, blood consent
Make preoperative paperwork packets
Print patient labels
Place patient on-call for OR
Page as requested
Make/verify patient appointments
Verify patient bed assignment in Teletracking
Label equipment charge slips
Temporarily locate patients in computer system
Use multiple computer systems
Set up patient bays for admission or procedure
Maintain orderliness of patient bays, unit including equipment/cords, linen, trash, patient belongings, etc.
Clean and maintain inventory and outdates of equipment and supplies in patient care areas
Check emergency equipment
Make up stretchers for patient admission
Obtain, open, and arrange equipment and supplies for specific procedures
Stock supplies and equipment in patient care areas
Assist with patient transport as needed
Reports to charge nurse at beginning and end of shift, whenever leaving assigned work area, when going on break/lunch or when asked to assist in other areas
Available to nursing staff in assigned area and others as needed
Lunch and break times are assigned by the charge nurse daily
High school diploma, GED or equivalent, ability to read and write, and one of the following:
Junior status in an accredited BSN program
2nd year in accredited ADN program
Bachelors Degree in Applied Medical Science
a minimum 1-year recent experience in an unlicensed assistive role in a patient care setting, such as nurse aide in a hospital setting
a minimum two years experience in in an unlicensed assistive role in a patient care setting in a nursing home or other health care environment
Attended and passed CNA course or CNA state certification
Recent experience in an acute care inpatient setting
Basic computer skills
Demontrated communication skills, both written and verbal.
The work schedule consists of the five 8hr day shifts, Monday-Saturday. Start times available are 5:30a, 8:00a, or 10:00a.
Shift availability based on current unit needs and to be discussed at time of interview.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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