Nursing Assistant - IRF - FT, 6:30P-7:00A - St. Mary Rehabilitation HospitalLanghorne, Pennsylvania
The first and only freestanding, inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital in Bucks County.
St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital (SMRH) embraces the tradition of excellence for which St. Mary Medical Center is known. We are very proud of our patient outcomes. St Mary Rehab Hospital has been ranked in the top 25 percent of all rehab hospitals by UDS (Uniform Data Systems) for multiple years.
Our state-of-the-art, acute rehabilitation hospital features 50 spacious, private rooms and two specialty units (brain injury and
stroke recovery). Our highly skilled, clinical staff is dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have suffered:
Neurological conditions including:
Spinal Cord Injury
Medically Complex Illnesses including: Cardiac and Pulmonary, and Renal disease
Provides direct and indirect patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or LPN. Maintain regulatory requirements, nursing and hospital policies and procedures and standards. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care and comfort. Communicates with physicians and team members about changes in patient's clinical condition. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.
Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age.
Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, changing bed linens, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the day.
Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.
Notifies appropriate license personnel when patient complains of pain.
Assesses and documents QIs on first three days of patient's admission.
Prepares patients for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients if necessary.
Distributes drinking water and other nourishments to patients.
Answers patient call lights, anticipates patient's needs and makes rounds to assigned patients.
Assists patients with the handling of personal property: dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, etc.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood or medical/health care errors.
Transports patients to and from various departments in hospital.
Reports and when appropriate, records and changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and unusual incidents.
Assist in the preparation of admissions, transfers and discharge of patients.
Assists RNs and LPNs with treatment procedures.
Participates in and contributes to Nursing Care Conferences.
Demonstrates ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient's response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
Integrates the plan of care with SMRH treatment plan to attain patient's optimal level of functioning.
Provides general nursing care: positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting patients with the bedpan, commode; assists ambulating patients. Uses correct body mechanics.
Checks patient for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to RN or LPN.
Obtains and records temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight, intake and output.
Makes rounds with oncoming shift to ensure the unit is left in good condition.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to team leader, co-workers, physicians and the SMRH staff.
Consults other departments, as appropriate, to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity; ensures patient confidentiality.
Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linens and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.
Follows infection control procedures. Keeps the unit clean and organized.
Meets current documentation standards and policies.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
Medical and surgical asepsis is carried out during treatments and special procedures.
Response to the patient is appropriate in emergency or physically distressful situation.
Performs other duties as assigned within the NA's scope of practice.
Previous experience as a Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant required OR currently enrolled in a Nursing Program with at least one semester of clinical rotation completed.
Current CPR certification required.
High School diploma or GED required.
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