The Nursing Assistant provides care in the health care system within the scope of practice defined by regulatory standards and assures awareness of ethical standards of practice as defined by the ANA code of ethics. The NA assures safety in practice and is inclusive of the principles of evidence based practice by maintaining a realization of own individual level of knowledge and experience and assumes responsibility for his/her own professional advancement. Responsible for identifying and relaying patient safety issues, hazardous environments (i.e. damaged floors/walls/ceiling tiles/unsecured areas) or other pertinent patient information to the staff nurse. Responsible for knowledge of the patient population served. Communicate effectively and collaborate with all patient care providers, patients and visitors. The NA is an individual practitioner and interdisciplinary team member integrating all aspects of the provision of care and individualizes the plan of care to address a specific patient s needs. Responsible for other essential duties as required.
High school graduate or equivalent, the ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English. Prior knowledge of medical terminology and nursing assistant experience preferred. Basic Life Support Certification is required.
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