Eastern Connecticut Health Network Nurse Assistant in Manchester, Connecticut
The Nurse Assistant reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager. Performs activities which assist the patient in meeting basic human needs and activities of daily living, providing basic patient care to patients under the direction of the RN or LPN. Assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.
Successful completion of Certified Nursing Assistant program is highly preferred.
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.
Must be able to read, write and verbally communicate effectively using the English language.
Possesses basic computer skills.
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.
Provides general aspects of patient care that meet physical and/or psychosocial needs, within the nursing assistant's scope of practice.
Assists in admission, transfer and discharge of patients.
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.
Collects, reports and assists in documentation of data.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and promotes positive patient outcomes.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to team leader, co-workers and other members of the health care team.
Performs other duties as assigned, to promote efficient functioning of the unit.
Responds appropriately and timely to patient requests, including prompt acknowledgement to patient call bell.
Transports patients safely to other departments and upon admission and discharge, as necessary.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to charge nurse, coworkers and other members of the health care team.