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Nursing Attendant - Cohen Children's Hospital more...
Location:New Hyde Park, NY
Company:Northwell Health
First posted:April 25, 2017
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Job Description

As Nursing Attendant, under direction and supervision of Registered Nurse, you will assist patients with activities of daily living, provide basic nursing care, and assist in maintenance of a safe and clean environment. Responsibilities Include:

  • Functions as a co-worker to the nurse and a key member of the nursing care team:
    • Organizes patient care assignment and sets priorities.
    • Alerts RN co-worker to changes in patient status i.e., alteration in comfort, skin integrity, alterations in breathing pattern, etc.
    • Documents patient care and patient status changes on the appropriate chart forms.
    • Communicates routine information to RN periodically during shift i.e., intake and output.
  • Assists RN in providing for ADL needs of patients:
    • Prepares patients for meals, and feeds or assists with meals.
    • Provides between meal nourishment and fresh water to patients.
    • Bathes or assists patient to bathe, provides oral hygiene.
    • Toilets patients as necessary.
    • Maintains patient's mobility with range of motion exercises and ambulation.
    • Grooms patient, including shaving, as needed.
    • Participates with the RN in the development of a plan of care for assigned patient.
    • Utilizes a plan of care in carrying out patient assignments.
  • Maintains patient care units in a neat and orderly condition:
    • Changes and makes beds.
    • Cleans and straightens bedside table and over bed tables, as needed.
    • Strips patient units upon discharge of patient, in preparation for cleaning by Housekeeping Department.
    • Removes equipment from room. Cleans and place it in appropriate area.
    • Prepares room for new admissions, transfers and post-operative patients.
  • Assists Registered Nurse by performing selected procedures and simple treatments:
    • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration rate and B.P. on admission and as assigned.
    • Measures and records fluid intake and output; totals at shift end.
    • Obtains specimens, such as urine, stool and sputum.
    • Administers enemas, as directed.
    • Weighs and records patient weight on admission and as indicated.
    • Shave patients as instructed in preparation for procedures.
    • Performs simple procedures utilizing aseptic technique (i.e. applying and changing simple dressings).
    • Performs simple respiratory treatments, as required (i.e. suctioning).
  • Performs a variety of related duties:
    • Assists patients in and out of bed, ambulates patients, lifts, turns and positions patients.
    • Assists with serving of meals; positions patient, cleans over bed table, and helps distribute and collect trays.
    • Transports and accompanies patients to various departments, as directed.
    • Reports missing or damaged equipment to Unit Service Coordinator.
    • Maintains non-patient rooms (i.e., utility rooms, linen rooms, kitchens, etc.) in a neat and orderly condition.
    • Maintains cleanliness of patient care equipment.
    • Performs constant observation on selected patients as assigned.
    • Follows medical Center's policies and procedures to support QA/QI efforts in patient care and services.
    • Performs post-mortem care and transports body to morgue.
  • Takes part in Nursling's continuing education policy by:
    • Attending nursing attendant course during orientation program.
    • Participating and completing annual mandatory educational requirements.
    • Attending nursing attendant staff development programs offered throughout the year.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalency, required.
  • Prior experience as a Nursing Attendant, preferred.
  • Ability to lift, turn and position patients, as required.
  • Ability to work in diversified settings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and follow written and/or oral instructions.


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