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Nursing Assistant, Med Surg, FT/7p-7a

Company: Mercy
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWe're a Little Different Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service. We don't believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow. Has knowledge and understanding of daily assignments and unit activities. 1.1 Takes assignment from charge nurse. 1.2 Answers patients' call lights in a timely manner to determine needs and responds appropriately by fulfilling needs. 1.3 Communicates with CNA's and NA's from preceding shift concerning patient needs. 1.4 Organizes and prioritizes patient care. 1.5 Performs designated tasks and completes delegated assignments. 1.7 Assists in admission transfer and discharge procedures. 1.8 Performs hourly rounding in conjunction with the nursing staff. Performs routine tasks and simple treatments under the direction of a registered nurse. 2.1 Takes and records temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure as directed by the licensed nurse. Reports any significant findings to the licensed nurse 2.2 Obtains weights on patients as ordered. 2.3 Performs fingerstick blood sugars and records results in medical record. Reports abnormal results (less than 80 or greater than 120) to the nurse. 2.4 Empties wound suction/drainage devices at 0600, 1400, 2200 and prn; Documents in medical record. 2.5 Assists in managing equipment specific to the nursing unit such as ice packs, heating pads, intermittent pneumatic compression devices and CPMs to exclude equipment related to medications and enteral feedings. 2.6 Prepares and assists patients with Sitz baths as ordered. 2.7 Retrieve specimens, label them correctly and delivers them to the Unit Secretary. 2.8 Apply and removes restraints according to the current Mercy Health Center Policy. Document in the medical record all activities and observations according to the Restraint Policy. 2.9 Performs bladderscans and record finding according to policy. 2.10 Changes telemetry leads daily. 2.11 Turns and encourages deep breathing and coughing by post-operative patients every two hours. Provides personal hygiene and comfort measures to patients as directed. 3.1 Provides complete/partial baths or showers to include oral hygiene. 3.2 Records hygiene and comfort measures in the medical record. 3.4 Performs catheter/perineal care every shift and documents this activity 3.5 Assists with bedpan/urinal, bedside commode, or to the bathroom as needed. Documents output in the medical record. 3.6 Changes and/or cleans ostomy bags as needed records any output in the medical record. Assists in activity. 4.1 Maintains proper body alignment and activity by turning non-ambulatory patients every two hours and documenting position in medical record. 4.2 Assists patient to chair or ambulates as ordered. Assists in the maintenance of adequate nutrition/hydration. 5.1 Provides fresh ice water at least once per shift. 5.2 Assists patients with meals, feeding if necessary. 5.3 Records type of diet and percentage of food eaten in the medical record. 5.4 Correctly follows patients' prescribed diet. Demonstrates effective and accurate verbal, and written communication. 6.1 Promptly reports all signs and symptoms indicating any changes in the patient's condition to the licensed nurse immediately (complaints of pain, response to surroundings, changes in alertness, unusual skin redness or tears, etc.) 6.2 Reports to charge nurse before leaving assigned area. 6.3 Documents care provided in the medical record. 6.4 Communication is timely, accurate, concise, complete, and appropriate. 6.5 Creates a positive climate for communications. Maintains a clean and safe environment for patient and self by: 7.1 Emptying and properly bagging linen and trash and storing it according to hospital policy. 7.2 Cleaning and proper storage of bed side commodes, overbed tables. 7.3 Removing unnecessary equipment from room. 7.4 Straightening/changing linens daily and as needed. 7.5 Uses proper hand washing techniques and uses standard precautions at all times. 7.6 Complies with isolation procedures. 7.7 Keeps bed at low position, sets bed alarm as indicated, and call light/personal items within patient's reach. Demonstrates knowledge of special needs and behaviors of the type of patients that are typically assigned to the unit in which they work 8.1 Demonstrates ability to provide care based upon physical, psycho/social, cultural, safety, and other age related factors as appropriate for their patients. 8.2 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information as appropriate for the patient. Promotes professional and organizational development by completing the

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