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Nursing Assistant / Patient Care Technician

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent.

  • Computer proficiency with Windows based programs.

  • Human relations and interpersonal relationship skills required

  • Effective verbal communication skills.

  • Exercise courtesy, pleasantness, and tact in dealing with others in normal working contacts.

  • Able to present a good hospital image to the public.

  • Aptitude and willingness to engage in all aspects of patient care.

  • Under the general supervision of the Unit Manager, receives delegation from a Registered Nurse.

  • Work subject to frequent interruptions.

  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. Recognize the patient record as a confidential, legal document.

  • Obtain/Maintain CPR certification in adult maneuvers (child and infant may be required by some departments) at all times.

  • May be required to lift more than 35 pounds.

    Age of patients is dependent upon the specific populations cared for on the unit.

    A Nurse Assistant's responsibilities may include:

  • Performing basic patient care needs and services essential to caring for the patients' personal and comfort needs.

  • Complete personal hygiene.

  • Collecting specimens.

  • Assisting patients with daily walking and exercise.

  • Transporting patients between departments.

  • Observing, reporting and recording vital signs of the patients.

  • May assist in post-mortem care.

  • Assisting in keeping accurate records.

  • Assist in admitting, transferring and discharging patients according to hospital procedure.

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