- A Nursing Assistant is to provide basic care to patients, as well as assist them in daily activities they might have trouble with on their own, such as bathing.
- They should be compassionate and enjoy helping others.
- Provides patients’ personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves; assisting with travel to the bathroom; helping with showers and baths.
- Provides for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary; ambulating, turning, and positioning patients; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals.
- Provides adjunct care by administering enemas, douches, non-sterile dressings, surgical preps, ice packs, heat treatments, sitz and therapeutic baths; applying restraints.
- Maintains patient stability by checking vital signs and weight; testing urine; recording intake and output information.
- Provides patient comfort by utilizing resources and materials; transporting patients; answering patients’ call lights and requests; reporting observations of the patient to nursing supervisor.
- Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
- Maintains work operations by following policies and procedures.
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations; maintaining licensure.
- Enhances nursing department and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
- The individual must have a minimum of a Nursing Assistant training certificate
- 1-2 years experience
- The individual must be computer literate
- Strong written, verbal and communication skills
- Good interpersonal skills and bed side manner
- Good attention to detail and ability to solve problems
- Productive and quality focused
- Drive to continue learning throughout career.