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Nursing Assistant - FT - Nights - MedSurg - Southwest Medical Center

Company: Integris
Location: Hutchinson
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Job Description:

Nursing Assistant

Job Code: 2312

Position Summary:

The Nursing Assistant performs delegated direct patient care activities to an assigned group of patients, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. This position requires population specific competencies. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.

INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Essential Functions:

The Nursing Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Performs personal patient care tasks, such as mouth care, making beds, giving baths, perineal care, hair care, shaving patients, giving backrubs, and emptying bedpans or urinals

* Assists with patient safety issues such as presence of identification arm band, adherence to patient fall protocol and use of restraints, positioning of patients, promotion of an environment for rest and sleep, reporting of incidents/injury occurrences

* Performs treatments which may include urinary catheter care, enema administration, preparation of sitz baths, applying compresses, and assisting with patient ambulation

* May retrieve and transport medications

Accountability:

The Nursing Assistant reports to the department manager / director.

Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):

Keyboarding/Dexterity: Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time

Standing/Walking: Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time

Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects)

Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes

Seeing: Yes

Hearing: Yes

Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): Yes

Mental Health staff must be able to assist with physical restraint of patients, utilizing the identified Behavior Management Technique System.

This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.

Environmental Conditions:

Potential for exposure to infections and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment, chemicals. Must follow standard precautions.

PACU: Occasionally exposed to patient being X-rayed. Frequently exposed to low levels of exhaled anesthetic gases.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.

VII. Required Competency Test(s)

Nursing - Nursing Assistant

Qualifications:

* Current BLS certification or completion within 90 days.

* Successful completion of a recognized nursing assistant course required or successful completion of an accredited nursing program, Nursing Fundamentals or Introduction into Nursing course with either skills lab or clinical rotation included. Verification is required of the course and lab or clinical via transcript or official notice from the accredited nursing program; OR 3 months employed in an INTEGRIS patient care area with training and observation for nursing assistant duties, as certified by the clinical nurse manager or the clinical director; OR 12 months of nursing assistant experience within an acute care facility, nursing home, home care setting, or long-term care facility; OR prior hospital corpsman medical training in the military required.

* Must be able to communicate effectively in English.

* Department specific competencies will be completed in the applicable department during the orientation process.

Float Pool only:

* This job requires the incumbents to operate an INTEGRIS-owned vehicle OR personal vehicle (non INTEGRIS-owned) and therefore must have a current Driver's License from the state of residence, as well as a driving record which is acceptable to our insurance carrier.

VII. Required Competency Test(s)

Nursing - Nursing Assistant

Keywords: Integris, Hutchinson , Nursing Assistant - FT - Nights - MedSurg - Southwest Medical Center, Healthcare , Hutchinson, Kansas

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