JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs assigned patient care, activities of daily living, assessment and observation duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse or LPN. Monitors and operates patient care equipment. Maintains a clean and safe environment Performs other related duties as required. Required to work 48 hours per four week period and at least two weekend shifts per month and two major holidays per year. Performs other related duties as required. Communicates with patients and all members of the nursing team to relay appropriate information and provide patient care. Reinforces patient and family teaching. As part of a patient focused service, promotes supportive and healing environment so that customer and staff satisfaction is enhanced. Assists in emergency situations as directed by the RN/LPN. Assists RN/LPN in providing patient care according to individual needs by observing IV site appearance, assisting with range of motion, ambulation, patient transfers, diet, elimination, hygiene, performing pre-and -post-operative procedural care, and assisting with respiratory functions/procedures. Ensures that prescribed measures related to hygiene, comfort and rest are provided. May operate converter chair, lifts, scales, beds, stretchers, wheelchairs, non-invasive BP monitors, automatic thermometer, sphygmomanometer, and pulse oximeter. Participates in shift report as required. Must be competent to perform procedures as delegated after observation by authorized teacher according to Department Policy. Seeks assistance as needed. Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions and to maintain nursing records and charts. High diploma or equivalent. Experience in a long term, geriatric health care facility desired. One year experience may required on some units. Certification by the State of Georgia as a Certified Nursing Assistant or currently enrolled in an accredited Registered Nurse program and have completed two clinical semesters. Heartsaver certification required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks;
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting ; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation ; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks