100558 – Under direct supervision from a Registered Nurse or other designated supervision, provides direct patient care and assists in the maintenance of a safe environment that supports patient care needs.
- Obtains vital signs, temperature, height/length, weight, oxygen saturation and pain scores; reports abnormal values to RN. Obtains other measurements (i.e., head circumference, abdominal girth) per unit standard.
- Utilizes palpation/auscultation and Doppler to determine heart rate and blood pressure.
- Observes, monitors and reports the overt physical condition of assigned patient(s).
- Measures and records intake and output.
- Functions as a sitter.
- Assists physician/provider during diagnostic procedures; assists and supports patient before and during procedures; assists in specimen collection.
- Responds to monitor alarms.
- Reapplies pulse ox probe.
- Performs point of care testing; maintains and calibrates equipment and supplies.
- Collects specimens, including urine, stool, sputum and swabs, and performs urine determination including sugar, acetone, specific gravity protein, pH.
- Performs finger/heel stick blood collection and chemstick test.
- Initiates, maintains and records 24-hour urine collection.
- Transports blood and laboratory specimens.
- Discontinues peripheral IV’s.
- Removes peripheral IV dressings.
- Assists patients with, or administers routine personal hygiene including baths, oral care, skin care, umbilical cord and circumcision care.
- Performs oral suctioning utilizing Yankauer tips, suction toothbrushes and oral care sponges.
- Performs preventative skin care, pre-operative preps, perineal care.
- Provides toileting/bedpan/urinal; remove/empty foley catheters; weighs diapers.
- Accompanies, escorts, ambulates, moves, turns, dangles, lifts, transports and attends/holds/positions patients.
- Assists with range of motion; applies rehabilitation equipment; releases and applies devices, i.e., wheelchair seatbelt, adaptive equipment, etc., in accordance with specific instructions, to position patients to limit movements.
- Provides patient nourishment by performing such duties as passing and collecting trays, providing snacks/beverages, assists with ordering meals/snacks; feeds patients.
- Double check breast milk with RN.
- Connects, drains and disconnects urinary catheters.
- Assembles intermittent bladder irrigation supplies.
- Discontinues urinary catheters.
- Applies condom catheter.
- Performs clean urinary catheterizations (Pediatrics only).
- Determines bladder status with Bladder Scanner.
- Administers cleansing enemas that do not contain medication.
- Applies external Fecal Incontinence Device (FID) bags.
- Cleanses and redresses non-sterile wounds.
- Applies binders, ACE wraps, hot and cold applications; provides soaks and special baths.
- Assists RN with complex dressing changes.
- Assist with tracheostomy care on stable tracheotomies including such duties as cleaning and redressing area; assisting with tape and tie changes.
- Assist with P&PD by holding the patient.
- Coach/prompt patient to use incentive spirometer, and in coughing and deep breathing.
- Measures and obtains TED hose; applies Sequential Compression Devices.
- Performs post-mortem care and transports deceased patients to the morgue/pathology.
- Responds to call lights and alarms; answer unit telephone and relay messages prn.
- Empties and measures drainage collection and emesis.
- Assists RN with admissions, discharges, and transfers.
- Provides skin care at the direction of the RN, applying select topical emollients containing medication (i.e., cortisones, tar, silvidine, butt cream, and dermatology lotions).
- Initiates emergency care utilizing the “ABC’s”—Airway, Breathing, Circulation.
- Transports materials, supplies, medications, specimens, patient belongings, equipment and medical records.
- Performs patient care comfort-safety rounds per unit routine.
- Assists with application and maintains restraints.
- Documents care provided.
- Stocks supplies and equipment in patient care spaces.
- Sets up patient rooms for admission or procedure.
- Makes up beds with linen, changes bed linens and linen hamper during patient stay.
- Maintains orderliness of the patient room and unit, including equipment/cords, linen, trash, patient belongings, etc.
- Cleans and maintains inventory and outdates of equipment and supplies in patient care spaces.
- Cleans assigned equipment and areas of work.
- Obtains, opens and arranges sterile instruments and supplies for specific procedures.
- Cleans, packs, sterilizes and stores instruments.
- Checks emergency equipment.
High school diploma, GED or equivalent is required. Certified Nurse Aide or Certified Medical Assistant training with a minimum of 6 months recent experience in a patient care setting or junior status in an accredited BSN program or second year in an accredited ADN program is required. Ability to read and write required. Certification as a Nurse Aide or Medical Assistant, recent experience in an acute care inpatient setting, and basic computer skills desired.
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