Nursing Asst

University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, TN
* Performs direct and indirect patient care activities under supervision of licensed personnel.

* Establishes and maintains positive interpersonal relationships and promotes effective teamwork with patients, families, coworkers and the community to meet customer service goals Performs direct patient care activities while maintaining maximum comfort and safety of patients.

* Assists with admission, transfer and discharge of patients.

* Obtains and maintains accurate patient data and documents appropriately in medical records including vital signs, intake and output, height and weight etc.

* Recognizes and communicates changes in patient's vital signs, physical and/or mental condition to the Registered Nurse.

* Provides personal care assistance with activities of daily living to patients including: bathing, dressing, eating, drinking, oral care, elimination and transportation.

* Assists Registered Nurse in skin care including repositioning, cleaning of wounds, and pressure ulcer prevention.

* Demonstrates ability to assist in patient transfers effectively and safely.

* Responds appropriately to emergency situations or unplanned events.

* Assists with falls prevention activities on the nursing area, responding quickly as appropriate to enhance patient safety.

Job Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED required; Patient Care experience preferred

On the job training is available

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