Assist patients with performing activities of daily living when delegated by RN. Keeps the nurse up-to-date on any changes in patient information. Exhibits exceptional patient experience by upholding Beacon values of respect, trust integrity and compassion. Functions within the relationship based care nursing model. Reports to the Director.
EGH Nursing Purpose: To ensure safe, compassionate, innovative patient centered care, Promote and engage in the advancement of evidenced-based nursing practice, Create a culture of collaboration, professionalism and a healthy work environment.
MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS
MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.
VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.
SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.
Education and Experience
The knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a High School Diploma or equivalent. Prior experience in a hospital, nursing home, or in home health care is preferred. Will be required to attend the EGH Nursing Assistant Class unless candidate is a Certified Nursing Assistant with Indiana State Board of Health or actively in school pursuing nursing career and has successfully completed "Fundamentals of Nursing" in nursing curricula. Must obtain Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS/CPR) within 3 months of hire and maintain current certification.
Knowledge & Skills
Familiarity with basic hospital equipment and policies and procedures.
Able to perform blood pressure and other vital signs correctly.
Knowledge of and correct utilization of good body mechanics.
Requires an understanding of the need to be responsive and reasonably adaptable for scheduling purposes, when necessary, due to extenuating circumstances in support of co-workers and department functions.
Strong team player.
Communicates clearly and promptly with supervising nurse in order to give prompt care and experience for patients and families.
Basic computer knowledge and skills.
Moderate stress involved when census and/or acuity is high or staff is low.
Potential hazards due to possible direct exposure to patients with infectious diseases, exposure to sometimes hostile and combative patients.
Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.