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Company: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Location: Dover, NH
Career Level: Hourly
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Wentworth-Douglass Hospital includes 178-bed Magnet® Recognized hospital, several urgent care and walk-in care facilities, multiple testing centers, 30 Wentworth Health Partners primary care and specialty care provider practices, The Works Health and Fitness Center and the Wentworth-Douglass Foundation. In 2017, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital joined the Massachusetts General Hospital family and Partners HealthCare system.

1. Assists with patient assessment and care provision under the direction of the Registered Nurse
o Measures/records patient information (hgt, wgt, v/s)
o Specimen Management - Obtains, prepares and preserves a specimen for a laboratory test
o Bedside Laboratory Testing - Performs laboratory test at the bedside or point of care
o Observes/reports or records patient response to care given
o Identifies and reports deviation in v/s or patient observations & patient needs to RN
2. Assists patients in meeting nutritional and elimination needs
o Feeding - provides nutritional intake for patient who is unable to feed self
o Passes, collects and checks food trays
o Assists patients with bedpans/urinals/commode
o Tube Care - Assists with management of a patient with an external device exiting the body
o Measures I & O
o Assists with colostomy care
3. Assists patients with bed rest care, mobility and with personal hygiene and grooming
o Transport - moves a patient from one location to another
o Self-Care Assistance: Transfer - assists a person to change body location; assists with the use of assistive devices as indicated
o Exercise Therapy: Ambulation - promotes and assists with walking to maintain or restore autonomic and voluntary body functions during treatment and recovery from illness or injury
o Assists with dressing and undressing
o Bed rest Care
o Assists with bathing
o Oral Health Maintenance - promotes oral health
4. Assists patient with comfort care and emotional support
o Patient Rights Protection - Protects health care rights of a patient, especially a minor, incapacitated or incompetent patient unable to make decisions. Protects patient privacy.
o Anxiety Reduction - Minimizes apprehension, dread, foreboding, or uneasiness related to an unidentified source of anticipated danger
o Visitation Facilitation - Promotes beneficial visits by family and friends
o Answers call bells promptly reporting patient's need as indicated.
o Provides orientation to room/unit
o Assists patients with communications (i.e. nursing call system, phone, etc)
o Provides diversional activities
o Provides comfort measures (i.e. back rubs, music, reading material)
5. Assists in promoting patient safety & environmental cleanliness/order
o Uses side rails appropriately
o Environmental Management - Manipulates the patient's surroundings for therapeutic benefit, sensory appeal, and psychological well-being
o Makes beds
o Cleans and cares for equipment
o Carries out transmission based precautions
o Observes oxygen precautions
o Emergency Care - Provides life-saving measures in life-threatening situations
o Maintains suicide precautions
o Maintains seizure precautions
6. Unit operations - Utilizes organizational skills to assure smooth functioning of department operations.
o Runs errands as required, delivering specimens to the lab, transporting patients, assisting with special procedures, and other tasks as indicated
o Assists RN with the discharge process
o Assists with the orientation of new or transferred employees
o Prioritizes delegated tasks based on patient care needs and unit activities
o Requests assistance with delegated tasks when needed or unsure
o Completes work/assignments within allotted time, reporting unfinished responsibilities
o Supply Management - ensures acquisition and maintenance of appropriate items for providing patient care
o Demonstrates appropriate telephone etiquette, relaying messages & carrying out appropriate contacts promptly/concisely
o Documents equipment repair / maintenance needs
7. Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in LNA /HUC practice
o Acquires and maintains clinical knowledge and skills appropriate to the assigned area and practice setting
o Maintains personal documentation of in-service attendance
8. Demonstrates competency in performance of procedures and skills under the direction of the RN
o Glucometer
o Pulse oximetry
o Automatic blood pressure device
o Restraints
o Simple dressing change
o IV Removal
o Application of heat and cold
o DVT Prevention
o Sequential Compression Device operation
o Foley removal
o Administration of enemas


Experience Minimum Required
• None required

Experience Preferred/Desired
• 3 months LNA experience, preferably in an acute care setting 
Education Minimum Required
• High School Diploma or Equivalent - graduate of nursing assistant program 

Licensure and/or Certifications Required


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