TIER I PRN - NURSING ASSISTANT 7P-7A Tupelo

North Mississippi Medical Center   Tupelo, MS   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on December 11, 2021
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Patient Care:
  • Performs tasks related to routine patient care within an assigned unit under the supervision of a Registered Nurse
  • Assists with patient's plan of care by providing and/or assisting with activities of daily living, including but not limited to personal hygiene, grooming, mobility, and comfort
  • Effectively and efficiently coordinates daily patient care activities on the nursing unit
  • Assists nursing staff to better facilitate patient admissions, discharges, and transfers.
  • Performs a variety of duties both within and in support of assigned unit as delegated by nursing staff
  • Responds to patient's call lights/requests and reports to appropriate personnel when necessary
  • Assists patients in meeting nutritional needs, including but not limited to assisting with feeding, providing fluids and supplements.
Inventory Control:
  • Orders, stocks, and replenishes unit supplies and necessary equipment in a cost efficient manner
  • Participates in identifying unit financial responsibility during budget preparation
  • Assists with keeping unit within its budget restraints
Communication:
  • Facilitates unit communication including, but not limited to, telephones, intercom system, call light system, computers, etc. and relays information as appropriate
  • Communicates patient information, concerns, or issues to appropriate interdisciplinary team member(s)
  • Facilitates and directs communication among visitors, employees, and physicians within assigned unit
Customer Service:
  • Welcomes visitors to the unit by greeting them, answering questions, giving directions, and referring inquiries as appropriate to nursing staff.
  • Answers telephone and directs calls and inquiries to the appropriate department or staff member.
  • Polite and friendly in all interactions whether by phone or in person
  • Ensures a safe and clean environment for patients and health care team
Documentation:
  • Documents care provided using worksheets and/or the electronic medical record
Regulation:
  • Adheres to professional standards, behavioral standards, and hospital policies as set forth by the organization
  • Complies with applicable Local/State/Federal policies/procedures/guideline/regulations/laws/statues
  • Maintains confidentiality by protecting personal healthcare information of all patients.
Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Requires at least one year of recent nursing assistant experience
  • Requires 24 hours of work availability in each biweekly schedule within the identified hours of NA Resource Pool needs.
  • Must be competent and willing to work in two or more inpatient Units
  • Certification preferred but not required.
  • Obtains and maintains CPR certification as set forth by unit and Continuing Education.
  • Must meet and maintain education requirements upon hire and annually as determined by unit and Continuing Education Department
  • Basic knowledge of computers preferred
  • Must be able to read and write
  • Utilizes and cares for equipment on nursing unit
  • Must be able to recognize changes and abnormalities in the patient's condition and report to appropriate staff