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UPMC Nursing Assistant in York, Pennsylvania

Description

The Nursing Assistant provides routine patient care and support services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times. Minimally must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for nursing assistants: blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct patient care as directed by the RN including all activities of daily living such as but not limited to bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting and ambulating patients.

  • Maintains an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery including, but not limited to, completing safety checks, keeping the department and patient rooms clean and organized, cleaning department specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen hampers, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment.

  • Acquires and distributes supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to, performing messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting supplies, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the nursing assistant position and stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas.

  • Delivers patient nourishments, fills water pitchers and distributes patient mail.

  • Performs the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for nursing assistants: blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care.

  • Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.

  • May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints per physician or hospital protocol.

  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • If no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful completion of UPMC nursing assistant training program or Nursing Student that has completed one Clinical Rotation.

  • Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferred.

  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Act 33 with renewal

  • Act 34 with renewal

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran REQNUMBER: 387100762

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