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Work Hours/Shift: Full Time
Perform specific tasks or routines supportive to delivery of patient care in the assigned nursing unit under the direction of a Registered Nurse in accordance with Division of Nursing standards.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Includes the following behaviors in the delivery of patient care daily:
Introduces self to patient and explains role in their care.
Calls patient by his or her preferred name.
Rounds with previous shift staff and receives report on care given to patients.
Uses a handshake or a touch on the arm.
Uses the mission, vision, and value statements in delivering your care.
Includes the following 7 “Patient First” behaviors in the delivery of patient care daily:
Make the Time: when leaving the bedside ask, “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
Take the Time: Scripted “Welcome”, Orient patient/ and family to treatment area.
Plan the Time: Inform patients what to expect.
Explain the Time: explain what you are doing and how it will benefit the patient.
Account for the Time: apologize and account for delays and use service recovery if necessary.
6. Pick the Time and Place: for confidential conversations, venting, personal, etc.
7. Thank them for their Time: End on a positive note-inform of what happens next, provide education, and mention patient satisfaction survey.
Contributes to a positive working environment by:
Demonstrating a supportive learning attitude.
Being open to change.
Sensitive to department and hospital-wide needs.
Effectively participates in conflict resolution/problem solving.
Promotes timely patient placement by following hospital policy for patient admission, discharge, and transfer.
Demonstrates awareness of factors by all of the following:
Correct utilization of Pyxis system for supplies.
Returns dirty equipment to supply room when not in use.
Complies with decisions made for staffing adjustments (i.e. floating).
Provides care to patients in accordance with standards of care:
Provides assistance with basic hygiene, comfort, and activities of daily living
Assists in maintaining patient skin integrity by:
Turning and repositioning patient according to policy.
Uses techniques to prevent skin shearing when moving patients.
Notifies nurse if skin breakdown observed.
Urine specimen collection and documentation.
Performs splinting. Performs pre and post splinting checks and documents
Inserts IV catheters in peripheral veins, installs locks, applies dressing and documents per hospital policy.
Provides correctly adjusted crutches, instructs patient on crutch walking and documents.
Removes Urinary Catheters and documents.
Reports observations to nurse.
Performs simple clean dressing changes and documents.
Performs accucheks and hemocults per hospital procedure and documents if credentialed.
Discontinues Nasogastric tubes, disposes of in accordance with hospital Biohazardous waste policy and Documents on patient record.
Removes peripheral IV catheters, disposes of in accordance with hospital Biohazardous waste policy.
Observes site and notifies nurse of condition.
Documents on patient record.
Performs unit based phlebotomy for patient lab tests and documents.
Empties Foley bags.
Documents on patient record
Documents patient care according to policy:
Intake and Output
Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
Takes vital signs and measures Intake/Output.
Transports patients, medical records, and equipment to destinations within scheduled time frames, observing correct techniques.
Assists in positioning, lifting, and ambulating patients, using appropriate safety precautions and body mechanics.
Rounds frequently on patients in assigned area.
Answers call lights in a timely manner.
Communicates patient requests, problems or concerns to the nurse.
Weighs patients using correct procedure.
Distributes linen supplies
Supports nutritional needs of the patient by:
Provides water, juice when instructed.
Assisting with meal set-up.
Feeding patients within identified restrictions.
Performs unit errands and returns to the unit promptly when errand completed
Prioritizes responsibilities and utilizes time effectively to accomplish duties in necessary timeframe.
Keeps nurse informed when leaving and upon returning to unit.
Conforms to patient care policy standard for dress code expectations
Follows hospital policy for patient identification and use of two identifiers 100% of the time for all specimen collections and patient related activities.
Performs good hand-washing techniques before, during, and after patient care 100% of the time.
Maintains exemplary clean and uncluttered patient environment.
Integrates age-specific standards when providing care under the direction of nurse as evidenced by:
Communicates in appropriate manner for patient level of understanding.
Maintains safe environment utilizing appropriate equipment and safety devices, based on patient’s age.
Performs procedures utilizing appropriate sized equipment and age parameters.
Demonstrates ability to recognize age specific parameters and implement age related care under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
Supports education by identifying and reporting patient/family responses to information.
Demonstrates safety in care of patients with restraints:
Observes that restraints are tied properly.
Follows protocol for restraint use appropriate for scope of practice.
Reports any patient behavioral changes to the nurse.
Assists with patient ADL’s, toileting and feeding.
Observes and reports to the nurse skin integrity changes associated with restraints.
Demonstrates responsibility for patient safety related to falls:
Responds immediately to patient attempting to leave bed.
Responds to call bells in a timely manner.
Is proactive in meeting toileting needs of patients.
Aware of location of Crash Cart and able to initiate CPR if needed.
Handles dirty linen properly and in accordance with hospital policy.
Satisfactory completion of telemetry test with passing score of 80%.
Monitoring of patient telemetry with rhythm identification
Completes all mandatory educational requirements.
Completes CNA/NT self-study educational packets when offered
Attends 75% of unit staff meetings and reviews all meeting minutes if meeting is not attended.
Maintains unit based mandatory requirements (i.e. BCLS).
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and to demonstrate that s/he can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
High School education or equivalent
Completion of a formal Aide/Attendant program, or completion of introductory clinical in an approved RN program or completion of an approved EMT course or greater than 2 years clinical experience in an ED tech role.
Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions effectively.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Florida State Certification as Nurse Assistant or,
EMT or Paramedic or,
Completion of introductory nursing in an approved RN program
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.