Nursing Assistant (LNA/CNA) - 3G (MS/Ortho) - FT, Nights at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH)

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: dover, New Hampshire

Job Description:

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital includes 178-bed Magnet® Recognized hospital, several urgent care and walk-in care facilities, multiple testing centers, 30 Wentworth Health Partners primary care and specialty care provider practices, The Works Health and Fitness Center and the Wentworth-Douglass Foundation. In 2017, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital joined the Massachusetts General Hospital family and Partners HealthCare system.

1. Assists with patient assessment and care provision under the direction of the Registered Nurse
o Measures/records patient information (hgt, wgt, v/s)
o Specimen Management - Obtains, prepares and preserves a specimen for a laboratory test
o Bedside Laboratory Testing - Performs laboratory test at the bedside or point of care
o Observes/reports or records patient response to care given
o Identifies and reports deviation in v/s or patient observations & patient needs to RN

2. Assists patients in meeting nutritional and elimination needs
o Feeding - provides nutritional intake for patient who is unable to feed self
o Passes, collects and checks food trays
o Assists patients with bedpans/urinals/commode
o Tube Care - Assists with management of a patient with an external device exiting the body
o Measures I & O
o Assists with colostomy care

3. Assists patients with bed rest care, mobility and with personal hygiene and grooming
o Transport - moves a patient from one location to another
o Self-Care Assistance: Transfer - assists a person to change body location; assists with the use of assistive devices as indicated
o Exercise Therapy: Ambulation - promotes and assists with walking to maintain or restore autonomic and voluntary body functions during treatment and recovery from illness or injury
o Assists with dressing and undressing
o Bed rest Care
o Assists with bathing
o Oral Health Maintenance - promotes oral health

4. Assists patient with comfort care and emotional support
o Patient Rights Protection - Protects health care rights of a patient, especially a minor, incapacitated or incompetent patient unable to make decisions. Protects patient privacy.
o Anxiety Reduction - Minimizes apprehension, dread, foreboding, or uneasiness related to an unidentified source of anticipated danger
o Visitation Facilitation - Promotes beneficial visits by family and friends
o Answers call bells promptly reporting patient's need as indicated.
o Provides orientation to room/unit
o Assists patients with communications (i.e. nursing call system, phone, etc)
o Provides diversional activities
o Provides comfort measures (i.e. back rubs, music, reading material)

5. Assists in promoting patient safety & environmental cleanliness/order
o Uses side rails appropriately
o Environmental Management - Manipulates the patient's surroundings for therapeutic benefit, sensory appeal, and psychological well-being
o Makes beds
o Cleans and cares for equipment
o Carries out transmission based precautions
o Observes oxygen precautions
o Emergency Care - Provides life-saving measures in life-threatening situations
o Maintains suicide precautions
o Maintains seizure precautions

6. Unit operations - Utilizes organizational skills to assure smooth functioning of department operations.
o Runs errands as required, delivering specimens to the lab, transporting patients, assisting with special procedures, and other tasks as indicated
o Assists RN with the discharge process
o Assists with the orientation of new or transferred employees
o Prioritizes delegated tasks based on patient care needs and unit activities
o Requests assistance with delegated tasks when needed or unsure
o Completes work/assignments within allotted time, reporting unfinished responsibilities
o Supply Management - ensures acquisition and maintenance of appropriate items for providing patient care
o Demonstrates appropriate telephone etiquette, relaying messages & carrying out appropriate contacts promptly/concisely
o Documents equipment repair / maintenance needs

7. Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in LNA /HUC practice
o Acquires and maintains clinical knowledge and skills appropriate to the assigned area and practice setting
o Maintains personal documentation of in-service attendance

8. Demonstrates competency in performance of procedures and skills under the direction of the RN
o Glucometer
o Pulse oximetry
o Automatic blood pressure device
o Restraints
o Simple dressing change
o IV Removal
o Application of heat and cold
o DVT Prevention
o Sequential Compression Device operation
o Foley removal
o Administration of enemas


Experience Minimum Required

• None required

Experience Preferred/Desired

• 3 months LNA experience, preferably in an acute care setting

Education Minimum Required

• High School Diploma or Equivalent - graduate of nursing assistant program

Licensure and/or Certifications Required


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
• The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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