Nurse Assistant - Macomb Community College Nurse Assistant Program Applicants Only - Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

198728 Requisition #

Under the direction and supervision of the responsible Registered Nurse (RN), performs specific patient care duties to meet safety and comfort needs of the patient. Provides input to assist the RN in planning and implementing patient care. Responds to emergent situations according to established procedures. Recognizes and participates in own continuing education. The Nurse Assistant follows the Henry Ford Health System Team Member Standards of Excellence in all interactions. 


Patient Care Activities:

  • Provides a clean, comfortable and safe patient environment
  • Baths
  • Oral Care
  • Hair Care
  • Grooming and shaving
  • Linen changes
  • Skin care as directed
  • Assists with elimination needs
  • Administers enemas (non-medicated)
  • Empties and changes ostomy bags on patients with healed stomas
  • Performs perineal care and incontinence care
  • Changes diapers
  • Empties urinary catheter as directed
  • Applies and empties fecal containment devices, per business unit process
  • Applies condom catheters
Vital Measurements:
  • Temperature, pulse and respiration
  • Blood Pressure
  • Intake & Output
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Height and weight
  • Presence of pain per business unit process
Collects Specimens (per business unit process):
  • Venipuncture
  • Blood Glucometer
  • Urine
  • Stool
  • Sputum
  • Nasogastric Secretions
Food and Nutrition:
  • Feeds patients
  • Documents food intake
  • Prepares full strength tube feeding under the supervision of the RN: fills and labels the feed bag; does not connect tube feeding, perform placement checks or do residual checks.
Activity/Exercise (as directed):
  • Ambulates patients
  • Turns and positions patients in a comfortable position
  • Transfers patients from bed to chair and bed to stretcher
  • Assists in transportation of patients from department to department as directed
  • Cares for patients in isolation
  • Reports patient findings and observations to the RN
  • Reports abnormal findings
  • Assists the Unit Care team in all emergency situations
  • Reapplies restraints per the direction of the RN and completes safety checks
Other Tasks (under direction of RN and per business unit process):
  • EKG
  • Places telemetry leads
  • Applies heat and cold, antiembolic devices, and sequential compression devices per direction of the RN
  • Changes non sterile dressings under the direction of the RN
  • Post mortem care
  • Prepares room for admission
  • Assists in patient discharge as directed
  • Participates in the care of patient belongings
  • Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality
  • Answers call lights
  • Greets patients and visitors
  • Informs the patient of what they are going to do for the patient
  • Obtains report form the RN and gives report to the RN
  • Obtains help for the patient and reports patient complaints promptly
  • Assists in collection of information upon direction
Management of Supplies and Materials:
  • Assures that supplies are available
  • Stocks materials to areas identified by the unit
  • Assures that equipment is functioning properly
  • Assures that equipment is clean and stored in the correct place
Maternal Child Health Areas/Infants

Vital Measurements:
  • Measures weights with an infant scale
  • Measures head circumference
  • Obtains vital signs of infants (does not perform Rectal Temps)
  • Feeds infant with a bottle and nipple per direction
  • Sets up breast pump
  • NICU – performs gavage feeding of infants under the direction of the RN, (does not place the tube or do residual checks)
Specimen Collection:
  • Performs capillary heel stick to obtain specimens
  • Performs urine tests for blood sugar, acetone, albumin,
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. 
  • Completion of a Nurse Assistant program with OR without experience in the Nurse Assistant or any additional institution specific titles* that performs the same job role OR 
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA-preferred) with or without experience in the Nurse Assistant or any additional institution specific titles* that performs the same job role OR 
  • currently enrolled in a nursing program and have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Nursing course or
  • foreign trained and licensed RN who has relocated to the United States and does not hold a Michigan RN license.

 *Examples include but are not limited to Patient Care Technician (PCT), or Patient Assistant Technician (PAT). 

  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) preferred or are currently enrolled in a nursing program and have successfully completed Fundamentals of Nursing or successfully completed the Henry Ford Health System Nurse Assistant Program. 
  • Complete BLS Heartsaver Certification during orientation.


       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit


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