Eastern Connecticut Health Network Nurse Assistant in United States

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Nurse Aid performs activities which assist the patient in meeting basic human needs and activities of daily living under the direction of the RN or LPN. Performs additional competencies to enhance coordination and collaboration of patient care under the direction of the RN or LPN. Ensures accurate and clear communication to patients, families and other employees at all times assisting with other duties as needed to maintain a safe and clean environment. Maintains an accurate medical record. Reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager.


EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

? High School graduate or equivalent.

? Successful completion of certified nursing assistant program is preferred but not required.

? Completion of classroom education on Nurse Aid competencies and written verification of such competencies in the clinical area required within the new employee introductory orientation period and maintain clinical competency during employment with ECHN in this role.

? Must have certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support upon hire or receive certification within the new employee introductory orientation period and maintain clinical competency during employment with ECHN in this role.


COMPETENCIES:

? Must be able to read and communicate effectively in English.

? Basic Computer skills are necessary.


*ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: *

Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position. These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time.

  1. Provides general aspects of patient care that meet physical and/or psychosocial needs, within the nursing assistant's scope of practice.

  2. Assists in admission, transfer and discharge of patients.

  3. Demonstrates ability to communicate to the RN or LPN any observed changes in patient status and responses. Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.

  4. Collects, reports and assists in documentation of data.

  5. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and promotes positive patient outcomes.

  6. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

  7. Communicates appropriately and clearly to team leader, co-workers and other members of the health care team.

  8. Performs other duties as assigned, to promote efficient functioning of the unit.

  9. Transports patients safely to other departments and upon admission and discharge, as necessary.

  10. Communicates appropriately and clearly to charge nurse, coworkers and other members of the health care team.

  11. Perform duties as oriented, including removal of a saline lock, removal of a foley catheter, pulse oximetry, emptying a Jackson-Pratt drain, telemetry application and performing EKGs, disconnect/reconnect salem sump, glucose meter, measure and record nasogastric drainage and/or other duties as assigned.