Current Nursing Assistant preferred, not required. Previous hospital experience preferred, but not required. May be required to work any day of the week, including holidays and weekends.
The Nursing Assistant provides basic patient care to promote cleanliness, safety, and comfort of all patients, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric. Performs duties as directed by nursing staff to meet needs established by the nursing process. The Nursing Assistant provides a range of patient care including: ambulation, transfers, administers hot and cold therapy, administers meals, snacks, and fluids, cleans equipment, collects and bags soiled linens, monitors and records patient intake and output, answers call lights, assists in preparing and transporting surgery patients, collects stool and urine specimens, assists patients with toilet needs, monitors and records temperature, pulse and respiration's when requested, assists with post-mortem care, administers genital care and enemas when needed; assists with catheter care. Provides or assists with basic patient care: comb, shampoo hair, shave, oral hygiene, baths, back rubs, and simple skin care. Notifies supervisor or RN of change in patient condition.