The Nursing Assistant assists in patient care throughout nursing areas, and is responsible for the safe transport of patients via wheelchair or stretcher, dispatch services and appropriate documentation of services. Provides the services of an Observer for any patient on a patient care unit who has been assessed to require constant observation in order to maximize his/her safety. Performs general receptionist and clerical duties in order to facilitate efficient functioning of the nursing unit.
Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to provide direct care to patients under the direct supervision of licensed personnel.
Maintains current knowledge/certification.
Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to provide non–direct patient care/support services to staff under the direction of licensed personnel.
Process Improvement: identifies problems, implement appropriate solutions and evaluate effectiveness utilizing Quality Blueprint.
Attends all required Safety Training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety and specific job‑related hazards.
Follows the Hospital Exposure Control Plans/Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens.
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.
Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter and intra departmentally to facilitate the department's/unit's ability to meet its goals and objectives.
High school graduate or equivalent
Previous hospital or nursing home experience preferred
Basic computer knowledge is preferred
Current California CNA license
Training or equivalent experience as a nursing assistant, CNA, EMT, Medical Assistant