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Nurse Assistant, Certified - FlexStaff (Per Diem/Contract) (Plainview Hospital)

Company: Northwell Health
Location: Plainview
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description


Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.


  • Accurately 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 Grade I decubitus care. Performs preventative skin care measures including turning, positioning and heel evaluation techniques, at appropriate intervals; applies warm and cold compresses, consistent with facility procedure; applies skin cream appropriately.
  • Provides constant observation for patients requiring increased security to prevent harmful behavior.
  • Participates in health care team's responsibility to assure patient safety.


    • Promptly responds to any patient's call bell and/or emergency light.
    • Recognizes unsafe acts/conditions and corrects and/or reports same, as appropriate.
    • Demonstrates appropriate use of side rails, restraints, Geri chair and appropriately positions patients.
    • Appropriately transports patients.
    • Appropriately responds to fire, evacuation, and internal/external emergencies and drills.


    • Functions effectively within organizational structure.


      • Reports to nursing supervisor or designee and accepts assignment and seeks clarification, as needed.
      • Carries out assignments.
      • Report's patient care observations and findings to RN regularly.
      • Participates as an integral part of the nursing team.


      • Performs related duties, as required.

        *ADA Essential Functions
        Job Qualifications:

        • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
        • Successful completion of a Nurse Assistant Program, required.
        • Certified by New York State Department of Health; maintains standing in State Nurse Assistant Registry, required.


          • Minimum of one (1) year of direct patient care experience in a Hospital, Rehab, or Sub-Acute facility, required.
          • Heart Saver Certification, preferred.
          • Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively







            *Additional Salary Detail


            The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future. When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

Keywords: Northwell Health, New Rochelle , Nurse Assistant, Certified - FlexStaff (Per Diem/Contract) (Plainview Hospital), Healthcare , Plainview, New York

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