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Nurse Assistant (Home Health) / Contingent / Days / Allegiance Health - Jackson

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

Job Description:


Reporting to the supervisor of Extended care, assists with the provision of basic care to clients in the client's home or in a facility to maintain a comfortable and safe environment. 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.


Maintains effective, professional, and appropriate communication during all patient, family encounters and healthcare team member interactions. Actively participates in

  • Obtaining RN shift report
  • Peer handoffs
  • Bedside handoff

Identifies concerns related to patients, staff, and self, and communicates with the responsible RN

Actively participates in the shared governance process to promote nursing and team practice.

Maintains commitment to peers evidenced by healthy communication principles and positive problem solving.


  1. As directed, assists the RN in admitting, transferring and discharging of patients.

  2. Demonstrates sensitivity to patients' comfort and privacy and is engaged in patients' care. Answers patient questions, and explains procedures when performing.

  3. Provides personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, mobility, comfort and transportation.

  4. Provides therapeutic patient care under the supervision and/or direction of the RN, to include the following duties (per business unit process):
  • Measures, documents and reports vital signs
  • Collects, labels, and documents specimens at bedside
  • Gives non-medicated enemas
  • Changes colostomy bags
  • Assists with restraints, unsterile dressings, warm and cold packs
  • Follows proper isolation techniques and procedures
  • Assists with oral care
  • Performs venipuncture and chemsticks
  • Performs EKGs


  • 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.)
  • OR May be currently enrolled in a nursing program and have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Nursing course.
  • OR Foreign trained and licensed RN who has relocated to the United States and does not hold a Michigan Rn license.
  • OR Medical Assistant program with OR without
  • Minimum of one (1) year of recent hospital, nursing home, clinic, ambulatory care or home health experience required.
  • Requires the ability to pass the HFHS Technical Skills Checklist.
  • Requires a valid drivers' license and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation, and a telephone.
  • Requires the ability to read, write and understand verbal and written instructions.
  • Requires interpersonal skills to interact favorably with clients, families and visitors.


  • Complete BLS Heart Saver Certification during orientation.
  • Must meet or exceed core customer service responsibilities

Keywords: Henry Ford Hospital, Ann Arbor , Nurse Assistant (Home Health) / Contingent / Days / Allegiance Health - Jackson, Other , Jackson, Michigan

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