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Northwell Health Nurse Assistant, Certified - Per Diem & Contract - Suffolk County in Bay Shore, New York

Req Number 123245

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides patients with assistance in performing the activities of daily living. Provides equipment/supplies for and appropriately assists patients with oral and personal hygiene. Prepares patients for meals/ snacks/ liquids and assists with feeding, as needed.

  • Assists in health care team's physical/psychological assessment of patient.

  • Accurately measures and records patient's temperature/pulse/respiration (TPR), blood pressure, height, weight, intake/output and bowel movement, as appropriate.

  • Collects required specimens, e.g., urine, feces, sputum.

  • Reports any observable changes in patient's condition, treatment results, and/or patient/family concerns to the registered professional nurse.

  • Performs Grade I decubitus care. Performs preventative skin care measures including turning, positioning and heel evaluation techniques, at appropriate intervals; applies warm and cold compresses, consistent with facility procedure; applies skin cream appropriately.

  • Provides constant observation for patients requiring increased security to prevent harmful behavior.

  • Participates in health care team's responsibility to assure patient safety.

  • Promptly responds to any patient's call bell and/or emergency light.

  • Recognizes unsafe acts/conditions and corrects and/or reports same, as appropriate.

  • Demonstrates appropriate use of side rails, restraints, Geri chair and appropriately positions patients.

  • Appropriately transports patients.

  • Appropriately responds to fire, evacuation, and internal/external emergencies and drills.

  • Functions effectively within organizational structure.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

  • Reports to nursing supervisor or designee and accepts assignment and seeks clarification, as needed.

  • Carries out assignments.

  • Report's patient care observations and findings to RN regularly.

  • Participates as an integral part of the nursing team.

Job Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Successful completion of a Nurse Assistant Program, required.

  • Certified by New York State Department of Health; maintains standing in State Nurse Assistant Registry, required.

  • Minimum of one (1) year of direct patient care experience in a Hospital, Rehab, or Sub-Acute facility, required.

  • Heart Saver Certification, preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively.

*Additional Salary Detail

The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future. When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

The salary range for this position is $30-$40/hour

It is Northwell Health’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all applicants and employees equally regardless of their age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, immigration status or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, pregnancy, genetic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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