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Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Nurse Care Assistant in Saginaw, Michigan

We have the great privilege of helping patients and families re-build their lives. It's extraordinarily meaningful work and the reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. When patients "Ask for Mary," they experience a culture that has been sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to carefully listen to patients and innovatively serve them. This is true of every employee, from support staff and leadership, to clinicians and care providers.Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited rehabilitation hospital serving thousands of children and adults each year through inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute rehabilitation, orthotics and prosthetics and home and community programs. With the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed physicians, nurses and therapists help our patients achieve outstanding clinical outcomes.The growing Mary Free Bed Network provides patients throughout the state with access to our unique standard of care.Mary Free Bed at Covenant Health Care provides inpatient rehabilitation care for patients in the Saginaw and surrounding regions. Mary Free Bed Nursing Care Assistants working in this location have the opportunity to receive support from both organizations, and are expected to follow all applicable policies and procedures that apply to our work. In this job description, the term "Nursing Department" refers to all care and responsibilities that the nursing staff provide to the patients that we serve.Mission StatementRestoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.Diversity and Inclusion:Mary Free Bed values diversity and inclusion among patients, families and staff. We strive to hire people who reflect the communities we serve. Our employees will serve all patients, families and each other with dignity and respect.Summary:Nursing Care Assistants provide important patient care within the Nursing Department. Under the direction of the registered nurse assigned to each patient, this non-licensed team member assists with patient care and other department activities as outlined in this job description, and communicates effectively with the RN responsible for each patient. Work performed by each Nursing Care Assistant must support the mission, vision, and values of Mary Free Bed.Age Specific Responsibility:Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned department. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures.Essential Job Responsibilities:Quality Pillar of Excellenceand#8226;Patient Care - The Nursing Care Assistant providesdirect patient care, as delegated by the RN and in accordance with this job description and applicable departmental policies and procedures. Patient care performed by a NCA includes, but is not limited to, the following:and#8226;Collects and monitors data and reports physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs of the patient and families as directed by and in coordination with the patient's assigned RN.and#8226;Obtains and records vital signs, height, weight and other data as requested, using appropriate equipment and technique.and#8226;Provides direct patient care including feeding, collecting urine and stool specimens, patient hygiene, recording intake and output, and other responsibilities as outlined in department policies.and#8226;Acts as a safety attendant, as assigned, providing direct supervision under the direction of the RN to maintain the safety of the patient.and#8226;May monitor patients via virtual monitoring system and utilize micropho