Nursing Tech I ARMC ONC MED SURG
Company: Cone Health
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Provides basic patient care according to the skills and competency
guidelines set by the N.C. Division of Facility Services and the
North Carolina Board of Nursing, Nurse Aide Central Registry.
Provides patient care under the supervision of the Nurse, reporting
observations, and documenting within the scope of practice into the
EMR. May have access to non-controlled medication storage areas on
the patient care areas if and only when their job responsibilities
require that access, such as transferring non-controlled substance
medications from one storage location site to another or when
helping other licensed healthcare professionals retrieve
non-controlled substance medications. Talent Pool: Nursing
Performs direct patient care based on the requests and needs as
specified by patient and family, being age appropriate. Provides
personal attention for patients that is conducive to recovery by
providing assistance with activities of daily living: bathing,
shaving, mouth care, skin care and progressive mobility. Obtains
accurate vital signs and documents in timely manner. Reports
findings outside normal parameters to nurse for appropriate
intervention. Keeps licensed staff informed of all responsibilities
on an ongoing bases, ensuring prompt notification in the event of a
problem or potential problem. Addresses patient's quality of life
issues in relationship to nutrition/hydration/elimination by:
Providing assistance with meal set-up and/or feeds patients as
needed, distributing nutritional supplements and snacks according
to patients plan of care, monitor and document intake and output
accurately and notifying RN staff of observations as appropriate
(i.e. no bowel movement, diarrhea, concentrated urine), empties
foley catheters at end of shift and as needed. Performs intentional
hourly rounding and anticipates patient needs. Responds to needs of
all patients on the unit, not just in assigned group. Assists with
admissions, transfers, and discharges to support patient
throughput. Receives and responds to nurse delegation. Works with
nurse to set priorities when receiving multiple requests.
Promotes a positive and efficient departmental atmosphere. Promotes
patient satisfaction through personal interaction, meeting patient
needs in a timely fashion. (Patient rounding as appropriate.).
Provides a clean and comfortable environment for patients. Assists
with lost or left behind patient belongings. Reports patient
status, patient/family concerns or unsafe conditions, as occur.
Responds to call lights/intercom/telephones. Directs questions and
problems to appropriate person, recognizing the need to seek
assistance when necessary. Provides assistance/support to patients
and significant others. Assists with bed assignments, transfers and
discharges. Monitors patient activity on and off unit. Collects
non-controlled medications, distributing to appropriate licensed
personnel on the unit. Observes Video Surveillance cameras.
Communicates regarding equipment maintenance and repairs. Assists
with maintaining a clean and safe environment.
Demonstrates personal accountability. Responds appropriately to
emergency situations (Cone Health Codes) and demonstrates knowledge
of how to respond. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals
(including compliance with Infection Prevention, Hand Hygiene,
etc.). Always uses appropriate safety devices and techniques
(examples: using safe lift equipment and needle safe devices;
pushing carts; correctly lifting copy paper). Protects all
confidential information and obeys all HIPAA regulations. Adheres
to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures,
including dress code and attendance. Documents time accurately
using Kronos. Completes all departmentally required education,
competencies, and/or proficiencies.
Performs clerical activities. May need to assist with scheduling
follow up appointments for patients. Enters charges and maintains
accurate accommodation codes. Helps meet regulatory compliance
standards; Refrigerator temps, track device day data, daily BCA
checks, safety rounds, appropriate CHL audits. Makes sure fall risk
patients have correct armbands and correct color of socks, as well
as correct signage and monitors bed alarm compliance. Maintains
adequate paperwork concerning patient information (Patient logs,
Patient Labels, Transfer/Admission logs) and communication with
physician practices. Maintains proper inventory levels on all
supplies and other items necessary for the operation of the
department. Assists in maintaining unit inventory of supplies,
equipment, nourishments, and instruments and office supplies.
Requests supplies from portable equipment - Compression Stockings,
IV pumps, etc.
High School Diploma or equivalent, Required
NAI - Nurse Aid I
BLS (CPR)-American Red Cross or AHA Healthcare Provider
Currently listed, in good standing, as Nurse Aide I with the North
Carolina, Division of Facilities Services.
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