Nurse Assistant

Nursing - Other Doniphan, MO Nursing PRN


Description

Variable shift

Provide basic patient care duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.

Begin:

  • Understand the role of the UAP (ethics, law, communication, observation, reporting, documentation, medical terminology)
  • Know Patient/Client Rights, HIPAA, privacy, confidentiality, advanced directives, abuse and neglect, age specific care, cultural diversity, pain management, restraint-free care, end-of-life care, death and dying, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, post-mortem care
  • Perform vital signs
  • Identify basic human needs (age specific cognitive/psychological/social needs, activities of daily living, ambulation, positioning, personal care, elimination and toileting, nutrition, hydration, feeding, bed making)
  • Value infection control (universal precautions, blood-borne pathogens, safe needle devices, aseptic technique, hand washing, gloving, isolation)
  • Assess skin care (wound care, pressure ulcers and prevention)
  • Understand patient safety (cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), allergies, fall prevention, environmental safety issues, fire/electrical, hazardous materials transportation safety information (HAZMAT), emergency procedures, body mechanics)
  • Assist with activities of daily living – walking with patients, assisting patients to restroom
  • Provide Excellent Customer Service (First Class Care)
  • Outstanding Communication Skills
  • Sitting with patients
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Become:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English