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Nursing Assistant for Float Pool (PRN) - McLeod Seacoast (20210897)

Company: McLeod Health
Location: Little River
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

  • Maintains a professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers in accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values.
  • Must be flexible, punctual, and willing to learn in the emergency department environment.
  • Directs visitors, answers telephone, relays messages, runs errands as necessary for unit to run smoothly.
  • Demonstrates proper telephone etiquette.
  • Performs clerical duties in admitting, transferring and discharging. Transcribes physicians orders appropriately
  • Is proficient in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies on the assigned unit such as computer, call light system, telephone, copier, and fax machine.
  • Demonstrates ability to answer physician's pages and relay the messages promptly; also the ability to screen calls tactfully.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in ordering office/lab supplies and having adequate supplies on hand.
  • Assists nurses in obtaining data for assessment as well as assisting the nurse to provide care.
  • Acts as a liaison between nurse, patient, patient's family, physicians and others as indicated. Promotes patient satisfaction. Informs charge nurse of unit activity, personnel concerns.
  • Demonstrates knowledge reference to patient safety, security procedures, Haz/Mat response, life safety, utility systems and operation of equipment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of infection control to include PPE, cleaning of patient areas and equipment.
  • Follows policies and procedures of the hospital; demonstrates knowledge of HIPPA; practices patient confidentiality and uses complete discretion when discussing patient matters.
  • Demonstrates safe and effective use of ED equipment including, but not limited to: obtaining vital signs, placing patient on bedside monitors, obtaining EKGs, assisting with splint application, lab/specimen collections; and recognizes abnormalities which require immediate notification of an RN/MD.
  • Transports patients to other departments via stretcher or wheelchair, completing handoff communication.
  • Supports the operation of the department by performing tasks associated with general unit organization and orderliness.
  • Is accountable for cost effective quality patient care and assists other personnel in containing cost.
  • Contributes to and assists unit personnel in Performance Improvement activities.
  • Functions effectively in a wide range of crisis situations and in an atmosphere of stress and tension; handles personal and professional frustrations appropriately.
  • Demonstrates an alert, sensitive and supportive attitude and responds with empathy and positive interpersonal skills.
  • Assumes personal responsibility for professional development and continuing education. Willingly participates in continuing education programs when requested.
  • Demonstrates an alert, sensitive and supportive attitude; Always responds to coworkers in a helpful manner, is pleasant and tactful.
  • Demonstrates a time conscious awareness and consistently strives to use time effectively. Demonstrates an ability to set appropriate priorities and is prompt in completing assigned tasks.
  • Adheres to the hospital's absence and tardiness policy; is punctual; provides proper notification/advance notice for absences; is willing to adjust personal schedule to complete workload or special assignments when requested.
  • Performs other duties within scope of practice as assigned.

Schedule:

PRN as needed

Required Skills

Qualifications/Training:

  • Must be familiar with medical terminology, and practices and must be able to record information accurately
  • Completion of a nursing assistant course or two plus years of on-the-job training in a hospital setting is required.
  • Prior patient care experience preferred

Licenses/Certifications/Registrations/Education:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED from an accredited school or successful completion of WIN Testing or completion of McLeod approved Transition to Work Program.
  • BLS certification required

Keywords: McLeod Health, Wilmington , Nursing Assistant for Float Pool (PRN) - McLeod Seacoast (20210897), Other , Little River, North Carolina

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