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 assists inpatient care throughout nursing areas, and is responsible for the safe transport of patients via wheelchair or stretcher, dispatch services and appropriate documentation of services. Provides the services of an Observer for any patient on a patient care unit who has been assessed to require constant observation in order to maximize his/her safety. Performs general receptionist and clerical duties in order to facilitate efficient functioning of the nursing unit.
1. Essential Functions
1.1. Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to provide direct care to patients under the direct supervision of licensed personnel and according to their standards of practice.
1.2. Communicates to licensed personnel any changes noticed inn patients condition, or any problems with treatments or devices.
1.3. Assists with basic patient care including but not inclusive to AM and PM care, vital signs, toileting, I&O, feeding, activities of daily living, transport of patients throughout hospital, responds to call lights promptly and provides necessary assistance. Orients patients and families to the unit - sets up equipment in patient?s rooms to prepare for admissions.
1.4. Maintains clean and orderly patient care, storage, pantry and utility areas.
2. Essential Functions ( continued)
2.1. Adheres to The Westerly Hospital policies and procedures
2.2. Adheres to the hospital exposure control plans/blood-borne and airborne pathogens
2.3. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department to provide quality patient care.
2.4. Acts in the role of patient observer when required
3. Staff/Self Development
3.1. Acts as a resource and role model
3.2. Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to safety of the organization and specific job related hazards.
3.3. Takes initiative to keep informed and updated on department and hospital information by attending staff meetings, checking e-mails, and department posting.
3.4. Actively participates in training and educational activities for one's own development.
4. Staff/Self Development (continued)
4.1. Actively participates in train and educational activities for other staff members
4.2. Functions as a preceptor to new staff. Gives constructive and timely feedback to the orientee.
4.3. Participates in quality improvement activities
5. Customer Service
5.1. Demonstrate a high level of respect, dignity compassion and professionalism for all customers by utilizing the four tenets of Patient Family and Centered Partnership.
5.2. Responds to customer?s issues/requests in a clear concise and timely manner utilizing active listening skills and validating information.
5.3. Promotes positive intradepartmental and interdepartmental relationships
5.4. Maintains confidentiality with respect to patient, co-worker and hospital information by disclosing information only on a "need to know basis" and discussing information in appropriate areas.
6. Employee Collaboration and Teamwork
6.1. Recognizes and values the contributions of fellow employees and displays cooperation and teamwork.
6.2. Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to adapt to organizational and departmental needs.
6.3. Identifies ways to improve work environment and give potential solutions when problems are identified.
6.4. Promotes effective working relations across all departments to facilitate meeting both the departments and hospitals goals and objective.
7. Resource Utilization
7.1. Reports to work on time, prepared to work and follow hospital policies for notice of lateness/absenteeism and time off requests.
7.2. Prioritizes responsibilities appropriately and completes tasks within assigned time frames. Readily accepts assignments.
7.3. Uses and respects resources as if it were their own. Exercises good judgment in supply usage.
7.4. Takes initiative to use down time productively.
High school graduate or equivalent
Previous hospital or nursing home experience a plus
Current RI Nursing Assistant License Basic Life Support
Ability to communicate effectively and document information accurately Ability to deal efficiently and effectively with a wide variety of individuals Knowledge of basic medical terminology a plus Basic computer knowledge is a plus Ability to move or lift patients and equipment