This position provides personal hygiene, mobility, safety and comfort to Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric patients as direct by the professional nurse. The incumbent must be knowledgeable of the uses of equipment specific to the area of employment. This position is responsible to annually demonstrate proficiency in body mechanics, fire safety, infection control, patient safety, CPR and safe handling of hazardous materials.
Decisions referred to the manager or RN on duty include: information to and orders from the physician, administration of medication and IV’s, formulation of the patient care plan, the performance of nursing procedures and resolution of any unusual circumstances not included in current policies and procedures or standards of care.
This position is challenged to maintain accuracy; communicate effectively with different types of people; function effectively under stress; and the ability to identify and maintain priorities while responding simultaneously to requests from different people. This position is also challenged to remain courteous and tactful at all times.
The incumbent assists in procedures to facilitate the proper documentation of the patient care from pre-admission to discharge. The incumbent must be familiar with standard operating procedures in ancillary departments to schedule diagnostic tests and treatment without conflict. This position is responsible for the maintenance of unit supplies and interdepartmental communication. Incumbent responsible for other duties as assigned.
This position does provide patient care.