Northwell Health Nursing Assistant-Variable Shifts in New Hyde Park, New York
Req Number 0032AS
In the role of Nursing Assistant, you will perform selected diagnostic tests and prescribed treatments. You will also provide patients with assistance in performing the activities of daily living and assist the health care team in ensuring patients safety.
Job Responsibilities Include:
Provides patients with assistance in performing the activities of daily living. Provides equipment/supplies for and appropriately assists patients with oral and personal hygiene. Prepares patients for meals/ snacks/ liquids and assists with feeding, as needed.
Assists in health care team's physical/psychological assessment of patient. Accurately measures and records patient's TPR, blood pressure, height, weight, intake/output and bowel movement, as appropriate. Collects required specimens; e.g., urine, feces, sputum. Reports any observable changes in patient's condition, treatment results, and/or patient/family concerns to the registered professional nurse.
Performs selected diagnostic tests and prescribed treatments consistent with established procedures under supervision of registered nurse. Applies simple dressings. Discontinues intravenous peripheral therapies. Performs electrode application and EKG. Obtains accucheck results and informs nurse. Assists with the insertion of Foley catheters. Cleanses pressure injuries. Removes foley catheters according to established procedure. Correctly applies buck traction to patient. Assists patients with elimination, as required, e.g. bedpans, urinals or enemas.
Participates in health care team's responsibility to assure patient safety. Promptly responds to any patient's call bell and/or emergency light. Recognizes unsafe acts/conditions and corrects and/or reports same, as appropriate. Demonstrates appropriate use of side rails, restraints, gerichair and appropriately positions patients. Appropriately transports patients. Appropriately responds to fire, evacuation, and internal/external emergencies and drills.
Functions effectively within the organizational structure. Accepts assignment and seeks clarification as needed. Carries out assignment. Reports patient care observations and findings to RN regularly. Participates as an integral part of the nursing team in assuming additional duties and responsibilities. Maintains competence by attending in-service education programs.
High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
Completion of a Nursing Assistant Course. Heart Saver Certification, preferred.
Minimum of two (2) years of direct patient care experience.
Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively.