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346010 Nursing Assistant PD

Penn Medicine
West Chester, PA 19380
General Summary StatementProvides patient care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse. Performs duties that support the operation of the nursing unit. Adheres to Nursing Policies and Procedures and Organizational Goals and Objectives. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesPatient Care Responsibilities1.\tProvides age appropriate care for the patient population served. For example, gives consideration to growth & developmental phase of life, to age related factors such as thermal regulation, nutrition, safety and functional needs of the patient.2.\tUses appropriate resources for patients with special needs such as language barriers, sensory problems, altered cognition, cultural and religious needs.3.\tIntegrates principles of infection control & infection prevention into practice.4.\tUses standard precautions and uses personal protective equipment.5.\tInteracts with the patient in a manner that preserves patient dignity, privacy, and meets psychosocial needs of the patient.6.\tBathes patients and provides assistance with hygiene. (Includes baths, mouth care, shaves males, combs hair, and washes patients hair as requested.)7.\tChanges bed linens for occupied and unoccupied beds.8.\tChanges incontinent patients promptly and provides appropriate skin care.9.\tEmpties bedpans, urinals, commodes, and assists patient to the bathroom.10.\tAssists patients with meals, feeds patients as needed.11.\tDistributes nourishment's as scheduled.12.\tProvides fresh water at bedside as appropriate.13.\tMeasures and records intake and output.14.\tPositions patients correctly, align and support torso and limbs as directed and per patient comfort.15.\tTransports patients via wheelchair or stretcher using safety measures appropriate for patient and vehicle.16.\tUses proper body mechanics when transferring patient during ambulation and bed chair transfers.17.\tMakes hourly rounds for patient safety and customer service.18.\tResponds to patient call lights in a timely manner.19.\tObtains vital signs and weights, and records.20.\tApplies chest leads for patients on remote telemetry monitoring, and performs basic troubleshooting, such as replacing loose or missing electrodes. 21.\tCollects and labels urine, stool, and sputum specimens as directed.22.\tInventories patient belongings at admission, transfer and discharge. 23.\tProvides 1:1 patient supervision in œSitter role for patient safety and suicide precautions.24.\tUses resources and references for reviewing policies and procedures, information needed to complete job duties.25.\tPrioritizes and organizes work effectively within assigned shift.26.\tPerforms procedures within the scope of the Policy and Procedure Manual.

Education Training and Experience\nHigh School diploma or equivalent. Training and/or experience at an acute care or skilled nursing facility or student nurse with hospital based clinical experience. \nBasic computer skills: keyboard, mouse use. Ability to complete data entry on clinical documentation screens. Ability to use email, and internet. Ability to successfully complete on the job training for CCH computer programs.\nAbility to speak, read, write and understand English.\n\nLicensure/Certification \nCPR certification required. \nCertified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification preferred \n\n\nTelemetry & Critical Care Specialty Specific Requirements\nPerform 12 lead EKG\nPOC Testing\n\nWork Environment and Hazards\nRisk exposure to communicable diseases and potentially hazardous materials and body fluids. May become involved in crisis situations.\n\nWork Contact Group\nThe Chester County Hospital personnel, physicians, patients, and their families.

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Posted: 2021-10-14 Expires: 2021-12-12

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346010 Nursing Assistant PD

Penn Medicine
West Chester, PA 19380

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