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Nursing Assistant II - Temporary

Company: Northwell Health
Location: Plainview
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob DescriptionPerforms selected diagnostic tests and prescribed treatments. Provides patients with assistance in performing the activities of daily living. Assists health care team in ensuring patients safety.Job Responsibility

  • 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.
      • Measures and records patient's Temperature/Pulse/Respiration (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 various selected diagnostic tests and prescribed treatments consistent with established procedures under supervision of registered nurse including but not limited to:
          • Applying simple dressings; Discontinuing intravenous peripheral therapies; Performing electrode application and EKG; Obtaining blood sugar results and informs nurse; Assisting with the insertion of Foley catheters; Cleansing pressure injuries; Applying buck traction to patient; and Assisting patients with elimination, as required.
          • Participates in health care team's responsibility to assure patient safety.
            • Responds to any patient's call bell and/or emergency light.
            • Recognizes unsafe acts/conditions and corrects and/or reports same, as appropriate.
            • Uses side rails, restraints, gerichair and appropriately positions patients.Transports patients.
            • 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 assignments;
              • Reports patient care observations and findings to RN regularly;
              • Participates as an integral part of the nursing team in assuming additional duties and responsibilities; and
              • Maintains competence by attending in-service education programs.
              • Performs related duties, as required.
                • ADA Essential FunctionsJob Qualification
                  • High School Degree or equivalent, required.
                  • Completion of a Nursing Assistant Course.
                  • Heart Saver Certification, preferred.
                  • Minimum two (2) years of direct patient care experience.
                  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Keywords: Northwell Health, New Rochelle , Nursing Assistant II - Temporary, Healthcare , Plainview, New York

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