Under the general supervision of the Director, Clinical Manager, and Charge Nurse. Responsible for providing hygienic care and assigned procedures for assigned patients based on age-specific needs.
Hiring: Full-time, Part-time, or Registry (As needed); Days, and Nights
Answers call lights by carrying wireless phones or by the console.
Obtains and records patient Vital Signs per unit specification.
Assists with new admissions by taking vital signs, obtain weights, and assist patient with a gown, places telemetry patches, leads and telemetry box on patients.
Responsible for repositioning patients every two hours, whether it is turning or encouraging patients to turn themselves.
Ambulates patients in the hall as needed.
Assists patients with meals by getting patients up to the chair before if appropriate offers hygiene and prepares the area for eating.
Passes food trays and feeds patients who cannot feed themselves.
Collects and accurately records intake and output.
Assembles patient’s charts, records patient information on unit records and routes patient’s charges.
Enters any written orders into the electronic medical record, completes related forms, schedules procedures via computer and/or manual process, adds forms related to procedures to chart and notifies licensed personnel.
Assists with transport patients.
Helps keep department tidy by putting up stock, and clean rooms such as break room, microwave, refrigerator, med room, dirty room, linen room, and equipment room.
Assists with incentive spirometers.
Responsible for documenting: baths, turns, Oral Intake and Output obtained from Foley catheter, urinal or collection vessel, shaves, mouth care, peri and or Foley care, Vital Signs, linen changes, shampoos, weights, the percentage of meals consumed on all of their assigned patients, ambulation, incentive spirometer usage, bowel movements, and the number of times patients were up in a chair.
On or after June 1, 2013, High School diploma or equivalent required.
If an employee has less than the foregoing level of education and employed in good standing in this position prior to this date no further education is required to maintain employment.
LICENSURE, REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION:
BLS certification must be obtained within the orientation period, and certification must be kept current while in this position.
Preferred, but may be trained by qualified personnel on the unit.