The primary function of a temporary Nurse Aide is to assist the Charge Nurse in the provision of nursing care and related services for all residents under their assigned area and in compliance with all federal, state and local guidelines, standards and regulations which govern the facility, and, as directed by the Nursing Supervisor and/or Director of Nursing Services so as to ensure each resident’s medical, psychosocial and spiritual needs and wishes are met effectively and efficiently on a continuum. Resident care provided by Temporary Nursing Aides is limited to the scope outlined below.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Role of Temporary Nurse Aide
The areas below have been specifically designated as aspects of resident care permitted under the Temporary Nurse Aide designation:
1. Activities of Daily Living
• Oral Care
• Grooming – shaving and nail care
• Dressing and undressing
2. Infection control and prevention
3. Positioning, moving, and restorative care
4. Nutrition and elimination
5. Comfort care and end of life care
1. Completes documentation regarding care and services rendered and the resident’s response or lack of response to the care/services rendered as directed by the Charge nurse.
2. Alerts a Nurse Aide, LPN or RN if questions arise or resident care is outside the scope presented above.
3. Uses proper infection control techniques, including universal precautions, to prevent the spread of the diseases.
4. Observes residents and reports changes of physical, psychosocial, spiritual and emotional conditions to the Charge Nurse.
5. Maintains a safe work environment and exhibits safe work practices.
6. Adheres to, upholds and enforces all facility policies and procedures.
7. Attends department meetings and educational programs as scheduled or directed.
8. Adheres to, upholds and enforces all regulations and recommendations of the Department of Health, and all Federal, state and local guidelines, standards and regulations which govern the facility.
9. Maintains a professional, customer-oriented demeanor at all times.
10. Works within a team concept and is thus cooperative with co-workers and peers.
11. Maintains confidentiality of information
12. Represents the facility in a positive manner
13. Assumes all other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
• Physical Demands: the occupational responsibilities of the candidate may involve having full use of their hands, the ability to stand for extensive periods of time, and the ability to perform bending, pushing, pulling, and lifting a minimum of 40 pounds without restrictions.
• Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, infectious waste, blood and body fluid, diseases, and conditions prevalent at the time. Employees may also be subject to emotionally distraught residents, family members, visitors, and personnel. The noise level in the work environment is typically minimal to moderate.
The Williamsport Home is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)
Please contact Debbie Loner our Human Resources Manager at 570-323-8781 Ext. 1124 or apply online at www.thewilliamsporthome.com
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