Nursing Aide

Beaumont Hospitals Taylor, MI
General Summary:

Assists licensed nursing staff in providing direct patient care and helps in the environmental maintenance of the nursing unit under the direction of the Registered Nurse and within the scope of defined practice.

Essential Duties:

The following description of job responsibilities and standards are intended to reflect the major responsibilities and duties of the job, but is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities assigned from time to time.

* Provides for personal care and safety needs of patients promptly under the supervision of licensed nursing staff including specific procedures and patient testing addressed in the patient plan of care.

* Maintains an orderly unit environment with sufficient supplies and equipment in order to facilitate staff performance of patient care.

* Contributes to effective communication as it related to the provision of patient care and the efficient operation needs of the unit.

* Facilitates the admission, discharge and transfer of patients on and off unit in accordance with established policies and procedures.

* Demonstrates a commitment to continued self-growth and maintenance of competencies.

* Demonstrates Customer Focus and SERVICE EXCELLENCE and ROC principles.

* Ensures and enhances facility, safety, and regulatory outcomes including National Patient Safety Goals and compliance to Restraint/Seclusion policies and procedures.

* Completes all mandatory training/education/competencies required for job classification, along with TB testing.

* Reports changes in patient condition to appropriate RN such as skin breakdown, abnormal vitals, abnormal input or outtake, or change in level of consciousness.

* Demonstrates knowledge of Chain of Command process and initiates as needed.

Standard Qualifications:

* Education: High School Graduate or Equivalent

* Experience: Must have 1 year recent (within the last 5 years) nursing assistant experience in a hospital or nursing home or have current CNA certification or completed the first year of a nursing program [or currently enrolled in a nursing program and completed the first clinical rotation]

* Licensure: None

* Skills & Abilities: Good communication and interpersonal skills. Able to perform NA duties described above.