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Nursing Assistant - MSU - Massena Hospital

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Job ID REQ_150069 FACILITY St Lawrence Health LOCATION Massena, New York

SUMMARY

Performs various duties necessary to provide complete care, comfort care, and safety for assigned patients.

STATUS:Full-time

LOCATION:Massena Hospital

DEPARTMENT:Medical/Surgical

SCHEDULE:8hr Evenings

ATTRIBUTES

  • Must be able to read, write and perform arithmetic calculations for proper patient identification and to take and record weights, intake and output, and vital signs.

  • High School Education or GED preferred.

  • Completion of a Basic Nursing Assistant Program preferred.

  • Must be able to perform effectively assigned routine patient care tasks.

  • Must possess interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively (up to 80% of work time) with sick and/or irritable patients in order to gain their cooperation and allay apprehensions.

  • BLS required

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Bathing: bed bath, shower, tub, sitz and shaving;

  • Oral Hygiene: cleaning of dentures, brushing of teeth;

  • Hair: combing, shampooing as necessary;

  • Nails: trimming and cleaning (excluding Diabetics and Peripheral Vascular Disease patients);

  • Elimination: bedpan, urinal, commode, and changes incontinent patients as needed;

  • Gives back rub;

  • Assists patient in and out of bed;

  • Assist patient with dressing and undressing;

  • Changes position of patients as directed by the nurse;

  • Keeps patient's environment neat, clean and safe.

  • Gives soap suds, fleets, fleets oil retention, tap water saline enemas;

  • Collects specimens: urinary, stool, sputum as directed by the nurse.

  • Measures and records oral intake on Intake & Output Work sheet;

  • Measures urinary, gastric drainage and records on Intake & Output Worksheet;

  • Takes and records temperature, pulse and respiration - blood pressure;

  • Weighs assigned patients;

  • Applies ice collar, ice bags as directed by the nurse;

  • Assists patients with passive or active exercises as directed by nurse;

  • Applies elastic stockings as ordered.

  • Assists and/or feeds patients as needed. Distributes nourishments and fresh water to patients.

  • Responds to patients call lights promptly and graciously to determine patients needs and communicates required needs to appropriate personnel.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSM - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.
Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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