The Nursing Assistant is trained to perform approved nursing tasks and technical procedures under the direction of a nurse. Assist nurses in providing patient care per Nursing Service policy and procedure as appropriate to the ages of the patients served and the area of clinical practice. Maintain a safe and therapeutic milieu by fostering an awareness of the Behavioral Health Services patient population. Communicate respect by honoring personal space, using a non- threatening/non-challenging/non-judgmental approach.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Demonstrate competence in patient care procedures and technical skills appropriate to the clinical area and needs of the patient population served.
- Performs vital signs, collect and process specimens. Report/refer issues/abnormal data to the nurse as needed and complete the related documentation.
- Assist the patients with activities of daily living which and follows the Infection Control Policy.
- Transport/escort the patients: admissions, discharges, lab, radiology and security.
- Participate in the observation of patient conditions and promptly reports changes to the responsible nurse.
- Identify changes in the patients’ condition and basic patient care needs. Institutes appropriate interventions per policy and refers accordingly to the nurse and BHS provider.