To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Nursing Assistant has the knowledge and ability to assist in the delivery of patient care as delegated by a registered professional nurse. Able to provide appropriate care to patients regardless of age, showing sensitivity toward individual needs. Willing to accept responsibility for individual job requirements and performance, able to contribute to effective unit operations.
Responsibilities: 1. Assists the nurse in delivering care to patients. 1.1 Gives patients direct physical care following the accepted procedures and in accordance with the nursing assistant''s skills list. 1.2 Passes, collects, empties and cleans bedpans and urinals at the request of the patient and in anticipation of their need. 1.3 Empties, collects, and reports data from nasal and abdominal tube drainage at the direction of the nurse and in accordance with hospital procedures. 1.4 Reports all complaints of pain or any changes in body function immediately to the Registered Nurse 1.5 Answers call lights within two (2) minutes, check diet trays as they are delivered and assists patients. Provides patients with nourishments in accordance with routines. 1.6 Uses universal precautions as outlined in the departmental Infection Control Manual. 1.7 Assists with patient transfers, transportation and discharges. Helps patients with care of their personal belongings. 1.8 Obtains vital signs (including blood pressure) and weighs the patient at the direction of the nurse in an accurate and timely manner. 1.9 Assists with obtaining twelve (12) lead EKG at the direction of the RN. 1.10 Assists with postmortem care. 1.11 Demonstrates safe technique for ambulation, range of motion (ROM), transfers and use of assistive devices 1.12 Assists with ambulatory needs by demonstrating assistive walking devices (walkers, crutches, and canes). 1.13 Identifies elimination need by observing for bladder distension, checking the patency and position of catheter tubing and drainage, and assisting with bladder retraining. 1.14 Assists with ventilation needs by checking the patency of nasal catheters, cannula, mask and reinforcing the use of the incentive spirometer. 1.15 Helps with the procurement of specimens as directed by the nursing staff and in accordance with procedure. 1.16 Participates in recording intake and output data on the Itt sheet. 1.17 Assists patients with ambulation and exercises. 1.18 Assures that all patients have clean water and all personal items needed are within reach. Assures that the call light is within the patient''s reach. Assures that the call light is within the patient''s reach. Participates in maintaining the cleanliness of the patient''s area. 1.19 Sits with patients who are mentally impaired and require constant observation. Alerts the nurse of any problem or potential problem. 1.20 Functions independently with treatments, procedures and equipment within the parameters of the Nursing Assistant''s Skills Checklist and unit specific competencies
High School diploma or GED or equivalent. CNA or equivalent.
Ability to read, write, and understand the English language; ability to perform basic mathematics; ability to carry out directions; must possess a mature, sympathetic and caring attitude with the ability to be sensitive to the varied needs of the GH patient population; must be flexible, cooperative, and able to meet the demands of the NA position using appropriate communication techniques; must pass the Greenwich Hospital Competency Program before providing patient care independently.
English speaking, Basic mathematics, Knowledge of basic patient care.
As a member of the patient care team, is able to work within the concepts of teamwork and collaboration, and able to maintain harmonious interpersonal work relationships through positive communication.
May be exposure to infectious diseases. Moderate stress and risk of injury from patient care.
Standing/walking for more than half of the day. Must be able to assist in pushing/pulling/lifting patients ranging from 5 to 300 pounds.