Nurse Tech/Asst Geriatric (1854) in Cleveland, MS at Bolivar Medical Center

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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Job Description

Bolivar Medical Center

Job Summary:  Provides direct and indirect resident care activities under the direction of an RN or LPN/LVN.  Assists residents with activities or daily living, provides for personal care, comfort and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for an assigned group or residents.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
 
 
 
  • Assists in the preparation for admission of residents.
  • Assists in and accompanies residents in the admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
  • Provides morning care, which may include bed bath, shower or whirlpool, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing residents, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the day.
  • Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.
  • Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when resident complains of pain.
  • Provides postmortem care and assists in transporting bodies to the morgue.
  • Assists LPN/LVN in treatment procedures.
  • Provides general nursing care such as positioning residents, lifting and turning residents, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in use of bedpan or commode and ambulating the residents.
  • Performs all aspects of resident care in an environment that optimizes resident safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, blood pressure and intake-output.
  • Makes rounds with outgoing shift; knows whereabouts of assigned residents.
  • Makes rounds with oncoming shift to ensure the unit is left in good condition.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures of the facility and the Nursing Department.
  • Participates in socialization activities on the unit.
  • Turns and positions residents as ordered and/or as needed, making sure no rough surfaces are in direct contact with the body.  Lifts and turns with proper and safe body mechanics and with available resources.
  • Checks for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to RN or LPN/LVN.
  • Ensures residents are dressed properly and assists, as necessary.  Ensures that used clothing is properly stored in bedside stand or on hangers in closet.  Ensures that all residents are clean and dry at all times.
  • Checks unit for adequate linen.  Folds neatly and arranges linen in linen closet.  Cleans linen cart.  Provides clean linen and clothing.  Makes beds.
  • Treats residents and their families with respect and dignity.
  • Restrains residents properly, when ordered.
  • Accompanies residents to appointments, as directed.
  • Provides reality orientation in daily care.
  • Prepares residents for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds residents, if necessary.
  • Distributes drinking water and other nourishments to residents.
  • Performs general care activities for residents in isolation.
  • Answers residents’ call lights, anticipates residents’ needs and makes rounds to assigned residents.
  • Assists residents with handling and care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and prosthetic devices).
  • Transports residents to and from various departments, as requested.
  • Reports and, when appropriate, records any changes observed in condition or behavior of residents and unusual incidents.
  • Participates in and contributes to interdisciplinary care conferences.
  • Must be able to follow directions, both oral and written, and work cooperatively with other staff members.
  • Must have the ability to acquire knowledge of and develop skills in basic nursing procedures and simple charting.
  • Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationship with residents, family members and other facility personnel while assuring confidentiality of resident information.
  • Attends inservice education programs, as assigned, to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills, etc.
  • Practices careful, efficient and nonwasteful use of supplies and linen and follows established charge procedure for resident charge items.
  • Maintains personal health in order to prevent absence from work due to health problems.
  • Possesses a genuine interest and concern for geriatric and disabled persons.

Job Requirements

Professional Requirements:
 
 
 
  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
  • Completes annual education requirements.
  • Maintains regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains resident confidentiality at all times.
  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time.
  • Wears identification while on duty, uses computerized punch time system correctly.
  • Completes inservices and returns in a timely fashion.
  • Attends annual review and department inservices, as scheduled.
  • Attends all staff meetings annually, reads and returns all monthly staff meeting minutes.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility.
 
Regulatory Requirements:
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification in State of Mississippi for Long Term Care Facilities.
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification within three (3) months of hire date.
  • 2 professional references.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
Skills:
  • Basic computer knowledge.
Physical Demands:
  • For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising resident care.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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