Under general direction, protects, promotes, and optimizes health and abilities. Under general supervision, supports the professional clinical staff by providing direct patient care and performing duties as assigned by the RN. Prevents illness and injury. Advocates for patients and their families. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
Completion of 75-hour basic Certified Nursing Assistant Program or completion of at least one clinical rotation of an accredited nursing program or comparable education, training and experience and certification as a Patient Care Technician.
High school diploma or GED
At least 18 years of age
HeartCode - BLS training, or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Mandatory Reporter training or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
For specific departments and/or shifts, Awareness, Vigilance, Avoidance, Defense, Escape (AVADE) training or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment may be required
Completion of Advanced Nurse Aide program.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Proficient in communication skills.
Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplines.
Ability to communicate effectively, in English, with diverse population groups.
Ability to be self-directed, flexible, and able to adapt to change.
Ability to communicate effectively in a professional and tactful manner with physicians, staff, patients and/or their representatives.
Ability to read and understand chart documentation.
Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills.
Ability to read, write and understand the English language.
Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in providing care for infant through geriatric patients as required.
Ability to assist nursing personnel with patients; explain procedures and give information; skill in the use of specialized equipment and/or techniques; ability to detect abnormal conditions and report appropriately; able to function promptly and appropriately under stressful conditions.
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