Nurse Aide

Requisition ID
2020-122583
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Nursing Administration
Hours / Pay Period
64
Facility
CHI St. Alexius Turtle Lake
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Sunday - Saturday
Work Schedule
Varies
Location
ND-Turtle Lake

Overview

Since inception, CHI St. Alexius Health Turtle Lake has been dedicated to serving the residents of Turtle Lake, ND and the surrounding rural communities. CHI St. Alexius Health includes the Turtle Lake Hospital, Turtle Lake and Washburn Family Clinics. CHI St. Alexius Health Turtle Lake includes services of a 26-bed facility, a rural health clinic, and an emergency department that is available 24 hours a day. We offer many outpatient services, including physical therapy, radiology services, laboratory services, cardiac rehabilitation, and IV treatments

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Admits assigned patients to nursing floor, accurately records on assessment sheet, TPR, WT, HT, BP, O2 SAT, and completes orientation to call light and room within 20 minutes of patient arrival.
  • Performs routine procedures such as vital signs, weights accurately, etc. based on standing orders or medical providers orders and records results on flow sheets or charts. Reports values out of normal parameters to charge nurse along with any change in patient condition.
  • Documents intake and output accurately and gives results to the charge nurse one hour before the end of the shift. Completes daily documentation by the end of shift.
  • Accurately identifies all patients prior to procedures or tests and collects all specimens as assigned by charge nurse following proper procedure for collection and labeling.
  • Patient’s rooms are kept clean and orderly with garbage removed as needed, linen picked up and patient belongings kept in proper place. Patient rooms are kept supplied with towels, gloves, pads, depends etc. on a per shift basis. Completes and documents scheduled weekly cleaning.
  • Patients are set up for meals, assisted with meals if needed, or fed meals if unable to feed self. Accurately documents percentage of meal eaten and records liquid intake amounts on specified patients. Snacks for patients are distributed.
  • Call lights are answered promptly on all patients and any requests by patients are given to appropriate personnel.
  • Willing to assist oncoming shift with patient daily needs especially in times of increased workload.
  • Personal care (i.e. hair combed, oral cares, bath, back rubs etc.) are completed according to policy and reports any patient problems or changes to charge nurse. Assists patients with toileting issues and follows incontinence policy. Completes appropriate notification and documentation.
  • Follows Fall Committee recommendations for patient alarms and bed safety. Assists with Restorative Care, Emergency Room, Lab and X-ray if available. Serves as a mentor for new nurse assistants.

 

 

Qualifications

Education: High School graduate or equivalent.

 

Licensure: ND State Nursing Assistant Registry.

 

Experience: Previous health care experience preferred but not required.

 

Skills: CPR Certification and annual recertification.  Attend in-service/meetings and keeps current on work related issues - 6 hours CEU/year.

 

Interpersonal Skills: Must have positive and effective skills in dealing with patients, families, visitors, co-workers, providers, and other hospital staff.  Accountable for own conduct and promotes and supports positive working relationships among staff, between other disciplines, departments, families, visitors and patients.  Maintain a positive attitude and demonstrate behavior consistent with the Benedictine mission statement.  Maintains confidentiality.

 

Physical Effort: Medium: Involves a maximum physical effort requirement of 50 pounds sometimes.  35 lbs light/medium work level with floor to waist lifting.  50 lbs medium work level with knee to waist lifting.

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