Under the direct supervision from the Professional Registered Nurse,
the Nurse Assistant performs specific duties to provide personal
health care, clinical service and comfort to patients in accordance
with the Mission and Values and policies for Mercy Fitzgerald
Hospital.
Performs hygiene/comfort measures including bath/shower, mouth care,
shaving etc.
- Assists the licensed nurse in monitoring/evaluation of the patient
(vital signs, intake and output, weighing).
- Collects lab specimens and cultures according to nursing practice
standards (sputum, stool, urine, wound).
- Cares for an agitated/confused patient by utilizing de-escalation
techniques.
- Assists patients in activities of daily living .
- Uses appropriate patient transfer techniques .
- Maintains patient body alignment and positioning (assist with normal
range of motion, hip precautions, pressure relief of high risk areas:
heels, sacrum, scapula, hips, etc.)
- Maintains respiratory support (checks flow rates of O2 nasal
cannula, face masks, pulse oximetry, incentive spirometry, replaces O2
removed by patient).
- Cares for and maintains dignity of deceased patients (post mortem,
medical examiner/autopsy)
- Repositions patients every 2 hours or as needed to maintain
circulation and prevent pressure ulcers.
- {signs and symptoms of hyper/hypo glycemia, foot care etc.}
- Provides 1:1 suicide/close observation precautions as assigned.
* Never leaves patient alone.
* Remains within arms length.
* Reports any problems to RN immediately.
* Monitors patient potential risk factors when performing 1:1 patient
monitoring /
close observation patient monitoring.
* Performs Patient Care Assistant duties for patient(s)
* Interacts with patient(s) during 1:1/close observation
- Responsible for all patient comfort measures.
- Recognizes the signs and symptoms of stroke and reports such to
professional staff.
- Demonstrates essential knowledge and skills in caring for the
patient with a stroke.
- Participates in Stroke related continuing education as assigned.
- Participates in CHF related continuing education as assigned
- Care of patient in cast or traction (monitors circulation, elevates
extremities
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applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment
of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex,
national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any
other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment,
including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination,
layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and
training.
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