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Nursing Assistant - Part Time

Company: Daughters of Charity
Location: Emmitsburg
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview

Daughters of Charity Ministries in Emmitsburg, Maryland is seeking nursing assistants.

Summary Of Position

Performs routine (patient care) duties and assists other nursing staff in the activities of daily living.

Responsibilities And Duties

  • Provides for patients' personal hygiene.
  • Provides for activities of daily living.
  • All as directed by Nurse: checks and reports weights; checks and reports food/fluid intake and output as directed; collects specimen.
  • Assists with post-mortem care i.e. bathing, and dressing.
  • Answers call lights and patients' requests promptly placing call lights within reach of patients. Provides for and is attentive to the comfort needs of patients; reports patients' concerns, complaints or needs immediately.
  • Observes patients for unusual symptoms or reactions such as behavior or sudden change in condition; abnormal intake and output; abnormal or unusual elimination; unusual skin conditions (rash, redness, scratches, open areas, bruises, bumps, etc.) and reports promptly and accurately to the nurse caring for the patient to assure professional assessment.
  • Operates all equipment (used in the performance of duties) in a safe and effective manner. Reports unsafe equipment to Charge Nurse or designee immediately.
  • Communicates all pertinent information verbally and in writing to Charge Nurse or her designee. Clarifies unclear assignments or directions with Charge Nurse or her designee.
  • Keeps community kitchen/dining area, tub-bath rooms, utility rooms, patients' room and closets, etc. tidy and neat.
  • Checks assignments and responsibilities before and after scheduled shift.
  • Works effectively as a team member in the delivery and care of patients; assists in the orientation of new employees.
  • Maintains good working relations among all nursing personnel and other employees through appropriate communication. Keeps information related to employees and Sister confidential.
  • Instills confidence in the patient by maintaining a neat and attractive appearance (wearing uniforms according to departmental guidelines) and performing duties in a competent and caring manner; respects privacy of patient by pulling curtain and/or drapes and closing door as necessary.
  • Accepts reassignment as needed to provide necessary care for all patients; assists other nursing team members.
  • Maintains a safe and attractive environment for patients and co-workers.
  • Directs visitors and answers telephone at nurses' desk and takes messages.
  • Assists with activities, arts and crafts, and/or therapy projects as directed.
  • May be called upon to assist other personnel with special projects where extra help is needed.
  • Participates and completes assigned Relias Learning courses by designated due dates.
  • Adheres to strict safety practices and is constantly conscious of unsafe or potentially unsafe working conditions and makes every effort to correct or report hazards to the proper authority

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Must be able to endure at least 70% to 100% of scheduled shift requiring physical demands including but not limited to: standing, walking, climbing (1 ft. to 4 ft.), stooping, bending, stretching, pushing, pulling, and lifting (maximum of 100 lbs. utilizing appropriate lift equipment). Must follow guidelines to seek assistance if documented assist of 2 is needed.

    Education And Experience
    • High School Degree or GED preferred.
    • Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions required.
    • Previous experience in a health care or long-term care facility preferred.
    • Must be constantly alert to patients' needs and utilize resources, materials, and equipment (lifts, tubs, commode chairs, geri chairs, etc.) in a safe and efficient manner.
    • All job duties are expected to be completed in accordance with the Mission and Values of the Daughters of Charity.

      Available Benefits
      • Health Insurance, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance, Worker's Compensation Insurance, Paid Time Off Program, Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty Leave, Family Leave (FMLA), Personal Development and Wellness Program

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Keywords: Daughters of Charity, Ellicott City , Nursing Assistant - Part Time, Healthcare , Emmitsburg, Maryland

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