The Nurse Aid in the Emergency Department is an unlicensed
non-certified assistive person who assists with activities of daily
living, provides basic nursing care to non-critical patients and
assists in maintenance of a safe environment under the direction
and supervision of the Registered Nurse in charge of the team
Performs various duties necessary to provide complete care
within established standards, policies, procedures, and scope of
Performs and records routine technical tasks such as vital signs,
collection of specimens, intake/output, and mass.
Assists the licensed nurse with hourly rounds on assigned patients,
as appropriate, to reinforce the 4P's (Pain, Potty, Positioning,
Possessions); Demonstrates working knowledge of the fall prevention
Assists with providing comprehensive nursing care including but not
limited to: pre and post operative preparation, positioning of
patients, ambulation of patients, dietary needs, activities of
daily living, e.g., feeding of patients, AM and PM care, admission,
discharge and transfer of patients, care of patient belongings, and
other patient care duties within scope of position.
Reports all unusual incidents to the appropriate person. Reports
significant changes in patients condition to supervising Registered
Nurse and/or Charge Nurse.
Assists with patient teaching within the scope of knowledge as
directed by the licensed nurse.
Demonstrates the ability to accurately determine patients vital
signs. Charts appropriate data within the scope of the
Utilizes hospital equipment and supplies appropriately.
Uses two patient identifiers consistently when performing or
assisting with any procedure on a patient.
Ensures consistently that all clinical alarms are not turned off or
silenced without the knowledge of the RN.
Is in compliance with information contained within the Infection
Control Manual (i.e. OSHA blood borne pathogen standards, CDC
Guidelines) and demonstrates appropriate use of personal protective
equipment (i.e., gloves, masks, goggles) and hand hygiene
Avoids and prevents injury to self and patients by applying the
principle of body mechanics. Maintains a safe environment,
functioning with an awareness and application of safety issues
identified within the unit / facility. Is proactive in identifying,
reporting and participating in the resolution of any potential or
actual patient safety issues.
Explains all treatment and procedures thoroughly to patient before
they are performed. Involves patient in care and allows patient to
have choice and control over situations and environment, as
appropriate to condition and situation.
Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient
handling,trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not
limited to 1) Appropriate use of lifting devices and equipment, 2)
Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral, bariatric
repositioning and ambulation 3) Use of lifting devices to handle
Assists in maintaining patient and unit area in a clean and orderly
Utilizes the National Patient Safety Goals in the work place as
related to job performance. Demonstrates awareness of a safe
environment for staff, patients, visitors, or any others on the
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Current Certified Nursing Assistant certificate upon hire,
Current BLS (AHA) within 30 days of hire and maintain current.
Possesses knowledge of Medical Terminology.
Minimum six months previous experience in an acute care hospital or
physicians office preferred.
Current Behavioral Violence Prevention (BVP) certificate within 6
months of hire and maintain current.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do
not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status,
disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or
other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation
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