Nurse Asst II (p-t) 8 Ardmore East (Medicine) | HR 322707 A

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Nurse Asst II (p-t) 8 Ardmore East (Medicine)
Job ID: 5515
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Nursing-Support
Winston-Salem, NCNursing-Support, Medical, Healthcare1/8/2014PRN 12 hr. night shift NA II position. Current NA I and NA II listings and CPR certification required. High school diploma or GED required.Seeking part time nursing assistant to join the 8 Ardmore East team in the care of patients on our 26 bed medical telemetry unit. Applicant should...

Job Description


Schedule: PRN (as needed, no benefits) - Expected to work a minimum of one 12 hour night shift per pay period (2 shifts per month); additional shifts scheduled on an as needed basis.

Unit Summary:

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 8 Ardmore East is a dynamic unit that specializes in the care of patients with a variety of acute and chronic disease processes. This unit is recognized as an innovation unit and is heavily involved in creating an environment where care is planned, coordinated, and delivered by a interdisciplinary team where the patient and their family functions as a fully fledged member. We are invested in helping patients reach their own health goals.

This medical unit is located on the 8th floor of the Ardmore East tower.

  • 22 private rooms, three with negative pressure capability
  • 4 Bed Safety Suite
  • 18 cardiac telemetry monitors
  • Experienced nurses 1Nurse : 5-6 Patient Ratio
  • Nursing Assistants work together to care for all patients on the unit; you may be assisgned to support more than one nurse
  • Video Safety Monitoring capability for all 26 beds

Patient centered care is provided by a multidisciplinary team consisting of Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Care Coordination. Nurses are able to self schedule to meet their needs. They are supported by a Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, and Dedicated Charge Nurses for each shift. Shared Governance helps to produce an autonomous and progressive unit that takes pride in the excellent care that is provided. Our shifts are generally 12 days 7a-7p or 12 hour nights 7p-7a. Part Time positions are also available for those who need only 1 or 2 days a week.

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 or age/developmental specific care.

Education / Experience: High School Diploma or GED. Completion of a North Carolina State Approved Nurse Aide II course or nursing student listed as a Nurse Aide II. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required.

Licensure, Certification and / or Registration: Listed with the North Carolina Board of Nursing as a Nurse Aide II. Listed with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service Regulation Nurse Aide I Registry.

Essential Functions:

1.

Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building.

  • Follows hospital policies and procedures.
  • Follows departmental policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to the overall quality of services.
  • Assumes responsibility for keeping informed about changes in policies and procedures.

2.

Participates in the implementation of the nursing process by giving direct care to patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN).

  • Seeks opportunities to assist patient and coworkers.
  • Seeks opportunities for education to improve patient care.
  • Anticipates patient needs and takes action.
  • Assists with admissions, transfers, discharges, pre- and post-operative care.
  • Provides comfort measures/personal care such as bathing, shaving, mouth care, skin care, back rub, dressing and undressing and other related activities.
  • Inspects skin for signs of abnormalities and/or breakdown; reports findings to RN in a timely manner.
  • Completes errands, treatments/procedures in timely manner.
  • Obtains and records vital signs, weight, height, intake/output measurements, and specimens accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Feeds or assists patients with feeding.
  • Assists with elimination needs of offering bedpans/urinals, administers enemas, keeps incontinent patients clean and dry.
  • Demonstrates corrects techniques and correct use of equipment (i.e., lifts, specific adaptive equipment) when turning and positioning, performing range of motion exercises, transferring and ambulation patients.
  • Cares for the dying patient and provides post-mortem care.
  • Performs additional duties/tasks as needed.

3.

Creates and maintains a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, self, co-workers, and facility.

  • Responds correctly to emergencies.
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic physical environment (i.e., hallways, utility rooms, par stock, kitchen, etc) and minimized risk of injury by promoting fall precautions, use of call bell, side rails, and other safety precautions, including the use of appropriate lift equipment.
  • Consistently maintains privacy and confidentiality.
  • Promotes customer satisfaction through responsive, non-judgmental, respectful and professional behavior.
  • Serves as an advocate for patients/families.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures related to equipment usage.
  • Stores supplies and equipment correctly.
  • Demonstrates correct technique when performing point of care/waived testing (i.e., fecal occult blood, urine dip stick analysis, urine ketones, and blood glucose monitoring).
  • Collaborates with RN prior to application of restraints, including seeking alternative measures to restraints.
  • Checks restraints per policy.
  • Adheres to suicides precautions guidelines.
  • Recognized and correctly reports indications of abuse and/or neglect (i.e., emotion, physical and sexual).

4.

Ensures complete, accurate and timely communication of patient information.

  • Completes all parts of the documentation system (i.e., computerized, paper, etc) per hospital/unit policies.
  • Documents of correct forms (i.e., Patient Care Records).
  • Completes documentation in a timely manner.
  • Assist with collection and documentation of quality improvement data.

5.

Performs special procedures correctly under the direction of Registered Nurse (RN).

  • Follow policy and procedure when applying heat/cold (i.e., compresses, socks, and cooling/heating devices.
  • Prevents and cares for decubitus ulcers (i.e., turning, repositioning, range of motion).
  • Performs surgical/procedural skin preps and scrubs.
  • Empties drainage devices from body cavities/wounds.
  • Changes non-sterile dressing using clean technique.
  • Applies Ace bandages, TEDs, binders, and other compression devices.
  • Applies and removes EKG monitor leads.
  • Irrigates wounds
  • Empties drainage devices from body cavities/wounds.
  • Assists with peripheral intravenous therapy, including assembling/flushing during setup; monitoring flow rate; performing site care/dressing change; and discontinuing infusions.
  • Assists with nutritional support activities, including oral/nasogastric infusions (after placement verification by licensed nurse), gastrostomy feedings, clamping feeding tubes, and removing oral/nasogastric feeding tubes.
  • Maintain patent airway by oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal suctioning.
  • Cares for the patient receiving oxygen by ensuring proper room/portable equipment setup and monitoring flow rate.
  • Performs tracheostomy care including suctioning of tracheostomy tube.
  • Assists with special elimination procedures including application, maintenance , irrigation, and stoma care in an established ostomy greater than six weeks old.

6.

Communicates to the team, co-workers, patients and family members in an effective, positive and professional manner.

  • Communicates to team members clearly, concisely and accurately.
  • Communicates critical patient information in a timely and effective manner to correct team members.
  • Consistently promotes a positive and cooperative work environment by utilizing therapeutic communication skills.
  • Utilized listening skills and shows sensitivity.
  • Maintains composure in difficult situations.
  • Communicates correct information to patients and family members in a courteous and prompt manner.
  • Answer telephone within 3-5 rings and in a courteous manner, identifies self and location.
  • Answer call bell within 2-3 rings and in a courteous manner, identifying self.
  • Communicates correct information to patients and family members prior to and during procedures.
  • Exhibits positive and professional non-verbal behaviors (i.e., body language and gestures) when interacting with co-workers, patients and family members.

7.

Takes personal responsibility and initiative for performance and for professional growth and development.

  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for the care given to assigned patients.
  • Collaborates with other healthcare team members.
  • Demonstrates ability to accept constructive criticism from peers and management.
  • Works well with co-workers.
  • Maintains professional competence by demonstrating self-direction for continuing education (i.e., competency skills checklist and NAI listing renewal).
  • Attends all required classes.
  • Demonstrates flexibility by accepting reassignments to other units and/or alternate shifts.
  • Acts as a resource for patient care issues, new staff and students.
  • Assists with orientation of new staff.
  • Participates in staff meeting/in-services/unit base shared governance
  • Keeps informed/updated regarding unit/hospital policies/issues.
  • Participates in the identification, data collection and correct resolution of problems that may involve patients, nursing unit and/or nursing staff through quality improvements activities.

8.

Provides age/developmental appropriate patient care in accordance with Age/Developmental Specific Care Guidelines for the specific age groups served.

  • Utilizes knowledge of age/developmental specific data (motor/sensory, mental, psychosocial, safety and developmental norms) when observing/caring for patients, performing procedures or tasks, documenting patient response and modifying approaches to care.
  • Integrates knowledge of age/developmental specific care needs related to disease processes, diagnostic tests, treatment modalities and safety issues.
  • Utilizes knowledge of age/developmental specific care needs during an emergency response of when utilizing emergency equipment.
  • Utilizes communication skills on obtaining and providing information and conveying patient needs sensitive to age and developmental level of the individual patient/family.
  • Maintains competence related to age/developmental specific patient care by regularly updating knowledge of growth and development, the aging process, and strategies to meet related to needs.
  • Communicates information that is understood by the patient and family.

Skills and Qualifications:

Ability to provide direct and indirect patient care in accordance with age/developmental unit specific standards of care.

Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, nonverbal, and listening).

Ability to work in a continually changing work environment.

Physical Requirements:

Amount of time spent performing the following activities:

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35%

65%

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35%

65%

100%

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Activity

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Standing

x

Walking

x

Sitting

x

Bending

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Reaching with arms

x

Finger and hand dexterity

x

Talking

x

Hearing

x

Seeing

Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:

x

30lbs. maximum

Work Environment:

  • Lift and position patients of all weights and heights using assistive devices and /or personnel as appropriate
  • May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
  • Occasionally exposed to radiation hazards
  • Exposed to cleaning agents/chemicals
  • Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances
  • Subject to many interruptions
  • Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
  • Uses personal protective equipment
Nurse Asst II (p-t)

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Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-0175. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu.

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