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Nursing Asst I

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Elgin
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Requirements: High School Graduate, orCertificate of General Educational Development (GED) or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).No experience required Basic computer skills.Excellent oral and written communication.Excellent organizational skills and ability to set priorities.Nurse Aide in good standing as indicated with the State Registry in which the team member practices., andBasic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) must be obtained within 45 days.Must be able to sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, twist, and reach above shoulders during the work shift.Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.Will be required to use foot pedals on carts or machines.Must have functional vision and hearing.Will be exposed to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and radiation hazards as well as blood and body fluids on a continuous basis therefore, protective clothing must be worn as necessary.Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.Purpose: Provides basic, quality patient focused care in clinical setting under daily direction and supervision of Registered Nurse (RN) in accordance with the standards of practice within guidelines of corresponding state regulations. Performs delegated tasks in patient care setting that supports environment of patient care and assures patients and family are treated in a holistic manner with dignity and respect.Accountabilities:Assists RN with daily care of patients including bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, activity orders and ambulation which may include use of therapeutic assistive devices, proper positioning, range of motion and special transferring as indicated.Measures and documents blood pressures, TPRs (Temperature, Pulse, Respiration), I and O (Intake and Output), daily weights, and other patient data as requested. Documents accurately in Electronic Medical Record (EMR).Performs purposeful rounding under direction of RN and promptly communicates observations, concerns, and needs of patient/family to RN. Documents appropriately.Participates in admission, transfer and discharge process under supervision of RN including room set up, orientation to room, removing linen, and proper management of patient belongings. Ensures patient call light is always in reach of patient and answers call-lights promptly.Collects urine, stool, and sputum specimens and performs point-of-care testing as indicated using approved process for accurate specimen labeling and identification. Maintains competency as required.Completes various errands as directed including pick-up and delivery of trays, charts, specimens, and reports. Maintains and orders stock for nursing area. Cleans equipment and work areas.Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties which require lifting and pushing/pulling while utilizing proper technique and assistive devices. Performs tasks related to nutritional needs of patient under direction of RN to include diet review, tray set up/removal, proper positioning and diet selection.Performs tasks related to maintaining skin integrity to include proper repositioning and skin care. Ensures special patient supplies

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Elgin , Nursing Asst I, Other , Elgin, Illinois

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