Assist nursing staff with patients' personal care, emotional support, and activities of daily living. More complex duties performed under supervision of licensed nursing personnel.
Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age.
Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower or whirlpool, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, changing bed linens, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the day.
Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.
Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.
Prepares patients for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients if necessary.
Distributes drinking water and other nourishments to patients.
Answers patient call lights, anticipates patient's needs and makes rounds to assigned patients.
Assists patients with the handling of personal property: dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, etc.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Transports patients to and from various departments in the hospital.
Reports and, when appropriate, records any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and unusual incidents.
Assists in the preparation of admissions, transfers and discharge of patients.
Assists licensed nursing staff with treatment procedures.
Demonstrates ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient's response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
Integrates the plan of care with Rehabilitation Services treatment plan to attain patient's optimal level of functioning.
CPR/BCLS Certification highly preferred
Minimum six months experience in an acute or long term facility preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.