JOB SUMMARY: Provides assistance to the nursing staff by rendering specific treatments in addition to basic nursing care to assigned patients. Provides direct and indirect care following physician and nursing orders to achieve the highest standards of age/developmental specific care.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Completion of a North Carolina Board of Nursing approved Nurse Aide II course or nursing student listed as a Nurse Aide II.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: North Carolina Board of Nursing listing as a Nurse Aide II. Registered as a Nurse Aide I with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service Regulation. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCSL) required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Participates in the implementation of the nursing process by giving direct care to patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN). Assists with admissions, transfers, discharges, pre- and post-operative care. 2. Creates and maintains a safe and therapeutic physical environment (i.e., hallways, utility rooms, par stock, kitchen, etc.) and minimizes risk of injury by promoting fall precautions, use of call bell, side rails, and other safety precautions, including the use of appropriate lift equipment environment for patients, self, co-workers, and facility. 3. Ensures complete, accurate and timely communication of patient information. 4. Performs special procedures correctly under the direction of Registered Nurse (RN). 5. Communicates to the team, co-workers, patients and family members in an effective, positive and professional manner. 6. Takes personal responsibility and initiative for performance and for professional growth and development. 7. Provides age/developmental appropriate patient care in accordance with Age/Developmental Specific Care Guidelines for the specific age groups served.
SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Strong oral and written communication skills Excellent interpersonal skills Performs effectively with frequent workload changes and competing demands
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Contact with patients and family members under wide variety of circumstances Possible exposure to infections and contagious diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Exposure to cleaning agents/chemicals Subject to many interruptions Occasionally subject to irregular hours Uses personal protective equipment
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 0% 35% 65% to to to 35% 65% 100% N/A Activity X Standing X Walking X Sitting X Bending X Reaching with arms X Finger and hand dexterity X Talking X Hearing X Seeing Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling: X 20 lbs. maximum X 50 lbs. maximum X 100 lbs. maximum
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