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Nurse Assistant Stroke Cardiac Care Unit - Part Time 36 Hours/Week Midnight Shift - Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

Company: Henry Ford Hospital
Location: Clinton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction and supervision of the responsible Registered Nurse (RN), performs specific patient care duties to meet safety and comfort needs of the patient. Provides input to assist the RN in planning and implementing patient care. Responds to emergent situations according to established procedures. Recognizes and participates in own continuing education. The Nurse Assistant follows the Henry Ford Health System Team Member Standards of Excellence in all interactions.

NURSE ASSISTANT TASK LIST:

Patient Care Activities:

Hygiene:

Provides a clean, comfortable and safe patient environment

Baths

Oral Care

Hair Care

Grooming and shaving

Linen changes

Skin care as directed

Elimination:

Assists with elimination needs

Administers enemas (non-medicated)

Empties and changes ostomy bags on patients with healed stomas

Performs perineal care and incontinence care

Changes diapers

Empties urinary catheter as directed

Applies and empties fecal containment devices, per business unit process

Applies condom catheters

Vital Measurements:

Temperature, pulse and respiration

Blood Pressure

Intake & Output

Pulse Oximetry

Height and weight

Presence of pain per business unit process

Collects Specimens (per business unit process):

Venipuncture

Blood Glucometer

Urine

Stool

Sputum

Nasogastric Secretions

Food and Nutrition:

Feeds patients

Documents food intake

Prepares full strength tube feeding under the supervision of the RN: fills and labels the feed bag; does not connect tube feeding, perform placement checks or do residual checks.

Activity/Exercise (as directed):

Ambulates patients

Turns and positions patients in a comfortable position

Transfers patients from bed to chair and bed to stretcher

Assists in transportation of patients from department to department as directed

Safety:

Cares for patients in isolation

Reports patient findings and observations to the RN

Reports abnormal findings

Assists the Unit Care team in all emergency situations

Reapplies restraints per the direction of the RN and completes safety checks

Other Tasks (under direction of RN and per business unit process):

EKG

Places telemetry leads

Applies heat and cold, antiembolic devices, and sequential compression devices per direction of the RN

Changes non sterile dressings under the direction of the RN

Post mortem care

Prepares room for admission

Assists in patient discharge as directed

Participates in the care of patient belongings

Communication:

Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality

Answers call lights

Greets patients and visitors

Informs the patient of what they are going to do for the patient

Obtains report form the RN and gives report to the RN

Obtains help for the patient and reports patient complaints promptly

Assists in collection of information upon direction

Management of Supplies and Materials:

Assures that supplies are available

Stocks materials to areas identified by the unit

Assures that equipment is functioning properly

Assures that equipment is clean and stored in the correct place

Maternal Child Health Areas

Infants

Vital Measurements:

Measures weights with an infant scale

Measures head circumference

Obtains vital signs of infants (does not perform Rectal Temps)

Nutrition:

Feeds infant with a bottle and nipple per direction

Sets up breast pump

NICU - performs gavage feeding of infants under the direction of the RN, (does not place the tube or do residual checks)

Specimen Collection:

Performs capillary heel stick to obtain specimens

Performs urine tests for blood sugar, acetone, albumin, specific gravity, pH

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • CNA preferred
  • Completion of a Nurse Assistant program (titles for similar programs may vary; e.g., Patient Care Technician (PCT) or Patient Assistant Technician (PAT) but perform the same job role.)
  • May be currently enrolled in a nursing program and have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Nursing course.
  • Foreign trained and licensed RN who has relocated to the United States and does not hold a Michigan Rn license.
  • Medical Assistant program with OR without experience
  • Complete BLS Heart Saver Certification during orientation.

Keywords: Henry Ford Hospital, Ann Arbor , Nurse Assistant Stroke Cardiac Care Unit - Part Time 36 Hours/Week Midnight Shift - Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Other , Clinton, Michigan

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