As directed by the team leader and the Registered Nurse and in partnership with the health care team and patient/ family, performs work processes to accomplish positive patient outcomes, and organizational goals. Provision of care focuses on psychosocial support and activities of daily living.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Cares for patients demonstrating clinical competence in implementing a plan of care. Maintains basic technician skills, such as obtaining vital signs, performing dressing changes, wound care, catheterizations, EKGs as required in specific work area. Reports observations, including any change in patient status to Registered Nurse in a timely and accurate manner.
Performs interventions to enhance psychosocial support.
Provides care supporting physical function for activities of daily living, such as toileting, bathing, feeding, and ambulation.
Documents according to hospital and unit specific guidelines to accurately reflect care provided immediately after performing procedure or task.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Prior experience in direct patient care preferred. CENA training preferred. Prior experience could be obtained through clinical nursing rotation relevant to the specific work area.