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Elliot Health System LICENSED NURSING ASSISTANT in Manchester, New Hampshire

  • POSITION SUMMARY

  • Performs delegated nursing, homemaking and other delegated duties for patient/clients of all ages and families in their home or other designated facility. May perform PT/INR checks in the home as ordered by the Physician and reports results according to policy.

  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reports and documents patient/client’s needs and responses to the appropriate Case Manager and/or Clinical Manager.

  • Reports patient/client’s change in condition or situations immediately.

  • Adheres to patient/client Home Health Aide care plan as set up the primary nurse/therapist while maintaining a healthy, safe environment.

  • Demonstrates competency in carrying out patient care/treatments.

  • Reinforces the teaching of the primary nurse/therapist by reviewing personal care techniques with caregivers and patients.

  • Integrates problem solving methodology and quality improvement in approaching problem areas related to patient care and organizational processes.

  • Completes documentation in clinical records, time sheets and quality control logs.

  • Attends a minimum of 12 hours of in-services per year.

  • Adheres to VNA safety, organizational and ethical standards.

  • Adheres to VNA policies, protocols and procedures, including infection control standards.

  • Ensures confidentiality of employee, legal, client/patient, budget and all company matters.

  • Provides care while promoting client/patient dignity and provides a calm, supportive and therapeutic environment for client/patients and their families.

  • Acts as a resource to others (students, peers, and other departments) in provision of client/patient care.

  • Functions effectively as a member of a team.

  • Demonstrates commitment to customer service.

  • Positively reflects the agency within VNA, the organization and the community.

  • REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Ability to record messages and keep simple records.

  • Ability to plan and perform diversified duties requiring an extensive knowledge of a particular field, and the use of a wide range of procedures.

  • Demonstrates particular knowledge about a specific subject(s) or patient/client population for which he/she is a caregiver.

  • Ability to perform job alone following standard practices and any of many procedures.

  • Receives training and guidelines from supervisor on non-routine duties and determines action to be taken in handling all but unusual cases

  • Ability to transport self to and from off-site locations.

  • Ability to demonstrate courtesy, compassion and respect in relating to patient/clients, families, visitors, physicians, and coworkers.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish a cooperative, collaborative working environment.

  • Ability to facilitate communication between and among others.

  • Ability to accept constructive feedback and initiate appropriate actions to correct situations.

  • Willingness to identify and take action toward meeting own learning needs.

  • Ability to maintain good communications; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees, physicians, patient/clients, families, and the public.

  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations.

  • EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Experience: Six (6) months to one (1) year of experience in a related field desired.

  • Certification/Licensure: Current Nursing Assistant License in the State of New Hampshire requied.

  • Software/Hardware:

  • OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Schedule: Work schedule may include 8 to 12 hours per day with weekend, evening, night, and on-call coverage based on VNA needs. Staff are expected to cover for absences by rotating or working extra time. Staff are assigned to the service area of the VNA to meet patient/client needs.

  • Other: Driver's License required to travel throughout New Hampshire to provide home health care service and other job-related activities.Must maintain automobile insurance coverage at established EHS minimum at all times of employment.

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