LOCATION : Women's Hospital, WHG-Mother Baby
CITY : Greensboro
JOB DETAILS :
Exempt: No | FTE: 0.9 (36 hours/week) | Schedule: Weekends as needed, rotating hol. | On Call: NO
JOB SUMMARY :
Provides basic patient care according to the skills and competency guidelines set by the N.C. Division of Facility Services. Provides patient care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and documenting within the scope of practice into the EMR. Performs clerical and receptionist duties. Serves as the communication liaison for patients/family, nursing staff, physicians and other hospital departments. Maintains unit/patient supplies.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Relative experience/basic medical terminology/computer literacy.
NAI - Nurse Aide I
BLS (CPR) - AHA Health Care Provider BLS
Additional information on required licensure/certification/registry/listings:
Currently listed, in good standing as Nurse Aide I with the North Carolina Division of Facilities Services required.
MAJOR WORK ACTIVITIES :
Performs direct patient care based on the requests and needs as specified by patient and family, being age appropriate. Provides personal attention for patients that is conducive to recovery by providing assistance with activities of daily living: bathing, shaving, mouth care, skin care and progressive mobility. Obtains accurate vital signs and documents in timely manner. Reports findings outside normal parameters to nurse for appropriate intervention. Keeps licensed staff informed of all responsibilities on an ongoing bases, ensuring prompt notification in the event of a problem or potential problem. Addresses patientï¿s½ quality of life issues in relationship to nutrition/hydration/elimination by: Providing assistance with meal set-up and/or feeds patients as needed, distributing nutritional supplements and snacks according to patients plan of care, monitor and document intake and output accurately and notifying RN staff of observations as appropriate (i.e. no bowel movement, diarrhea, concentrated urine), empties foley catheters at end of shift and as needed. Performs intentional hourly rounding and anticipates patient needs. Responds to needs of all patients on the unit, not just in assigned group. Assists with admissions, transfers, and discharges to support patient throughput. Receives and responds to nurse delegation. Works with nurse to set priorities when receiving multiple requests. 25%
Performs clerical activities. Schedules follow up appointments for patients. Communicates with other hospital departments to initiate/follow-up. Participates in admission/transfer/discharge process. Relays information/messages to appropriate person(s) in a timely manner. Maintains efficient flow of clerical work on the unit. Enters charges and maintains accurate accommodation codes. Helps meet regulatory compliance standards; Refrigerator temps, track device day data, daily BCA checks, safety rounds, appropriate CHL audits. Makes sure fall risk patients have correct armbands and correct color of socks, as well as correct signage and monitors bed alarm compliance. Maintains adequate paperwork concerning patient information (Patient logs, Patient Labels, Transfer/Admission logs) and communication with physician practices. Maintains proper inventory levels on all supplies and other items necessary for the operation of the department. Assists in maintaining unit inventory of supplies, equipment, nourishments, and instruments and office supplies. Requests supplies from portable equipment (Compression Stockings, IV pumps, etc) 25%
Promotes a positive and efficient departmental atmosphere. Maintains/records patient cardiac rhythms and escalates status changes to nurse. Monitors patient activity on and off unit. Promotes patient satisfaction through personal interaction, meeting patient needs in a timely fashion. (Patient rounding as appropriate.)Provides a clean and comfortable environment for patients. Assists with lost or left behind patient belongings. Reports patient status, patient/family concerns or unsafe conditions, as occur. Responds to call lights/intercom/telephones. Directs questions and problems to appropriate person, recognizing the need to seek assistance when necessary. Provides assistance/support to patients and significant others. Assists with bed assignments, transfers and discharges. Monitors patient activity on and off unit. Collects non-controlled medications, distributing to appropriate licensed personnel on the unit. Observes Video Surveillance cameras. Communicates regarding equipment maintenance and repairs. Assists with maintaining a clean and safe environment. 25%
Demonstrates Personal accountability. Responds appropriately to emergency situations (Cone Health Codes) and demonstrates knowledge of how to respond. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals (including compliance with Infection Prevention, Hand Hygiene, etc.).Always uses appropriate safety devices and techniques (examples: using safe lift equipment and needle safe devices; pushing carts; correctly lifting copy paper).Protects all confidential information and obeys all HIPAA regulations. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures, including dress code and attendance. Documents time accurately using Kronos. Attends at least 50% of departmental staff meetings. Completes all departmentally required education, competencies, and/or proficiencies. 25%
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY :
Cone Women's Hospital
Scope of Services
Mother-Baby/Acute Care and Procedural Nursery (MBU/ACPN)
Department Description - The Mother Baby Unit (MBU) is a family-centered patient care department composed of forty-eight private rooms located on the first floor. Twenty-eight beds make up MBU-East and twenty beds make up MBU-West. Both units are U-shaped. MBU provides care of the newborn, antepartum, and postpartum patients whose diagnosis include stable antenatal, postpartum vaginal and cesarean section delivery, newborn infants requiring prolonged stay for hyperbilirubinemia or problems which allow mother to stay with the infant.
The Acute Care and Procedural Nursery (ACPN) is located at the entrance to the Mother Baby Unit and is designed to provide space for special procedures for newborns. Newborns requiring additional interventions, e.g. radiant warmer for temperature instability, or infants requiring closer monitoring of blood glucose or additional oxygen support may be held in the Acute Care area while determination of level of care required. The ACPN is L-shaped located on the first floor.
Population/Clients Served - MBU and ACPN provides care to the high volume population which includes: postpartum-vaginal and cesarean section deliveries, newborn infants, stable antenatal patients not requiring continuous monitoring, and some gynecological surgeries; and to high risk/problem prone populations which include: pregnancy induced-HELLP Syndrome complications, newborns less than thirty-seven weeks gestation, diabetes in pregnancy, preterm premature rupture of membranes, and partial abruption. Age groups served are infants, female adolescents and adult women.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT :
* Annual flu shot
* Annual TB test (if applicable to your job location)
* Annual HLCs (Healthstream, formerly CBL)-Safety at Work and Corporate Compliance
* Maintain licensure/certification/registry/listing (if applicable to your job)
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