Nursing Assistant (LNA/CNA) - 3 South Part Time Day at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH)

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: dover, New Hampshire





Job Description:

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.


Wentworth-Douglass Hospital remains among the nation's top hospitals for patient experience as a recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the eighth consecutive year. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.


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 CCTV
o Administration of enemas



Qualifications

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
• ARC or AHA BLS, LNA



EEO Statement

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.


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