Nurse Assistant Cardiac Telemetry Unit - Part Time 36 Hours/Week Midnight Shift - Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

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Nursing
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199413 Requisition #
GENERAL SUMMARY:

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.

NURSE ASSISTANT TASK LIST
Patient Care Activities:
Hygiene:
Provides a clean, comfortable and safe patient environment
Baths
Oral Care
Hair Care
Grooming and shaving
Linen changes
Skin care as directed

Elimination:
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

Safety:
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

Communication:
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
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
  • 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).

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED:
  • Complete BLS Heartsaver Certification during orientation.

     Overview

       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 HenryFord.com.

     Benefits

       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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