Huggins Hospital

Emergency Room LNA

3 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-2277
# Positions
1
New Hampshire

Overview

Under the general supervision of the Director of Emergency Services, is responsible for performing various duties and tasks as requested under the LNA scope of practice as dictated by the NHBON.

 

This is a per diem position.

Qualifications

Education:  High school graduate/GED and graduate from a nursing assistant program

Experience:  1 year experience as an LNA preferred, experience in Emergency Department also preferred

Licensure:  Active New Hampshire LNA license, current BLS certification

Responsibilities

Clinical Competency

  • Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse assists with patient care activities and promptly reports any observed changes in patient’s condition to nurse or physician
  • Performs and documents vital signs, height, weight, intake, output and reports any changes out of range of normal
  • Obtains laboratory specimens as appropriate, i.e., finger stick glucose testing, urine specimens and transports to lab as necessary
  • Within scope of practice, assists with dressing changes, casting and splinting
  • Performs 12 lead EKGs
  • Responsible for timely turnover of exam rooms, with attention to best practices of infection prevention for decontamination and cleaning
  • Responsible for timely restocking of exam rooms and department supplies.
  • Carries out roles assigned as part of the care team during emergency department trauma cases and resuscitation efforts (CPR, runner, order entry, documentation, etc.)
  • Cross trained to perform ED clerical duties; computer work, inputting orders, filing of patient charts, answering phones as needed, transporting imaging files and other medical records as appropriate
  • Performs safe transportation of patients within the facility, utilizing safe lifting and transport adjunct equipment and good body mechanics
  • Performs post-mortem care and aids in the transportation of the body to the morgue

Patient Advocacy

  • Sets the stage for a positive patient interaction by always introducing self and clinical role
  • Facilitates patient and family centered care via clear communication of plan of care and educating at a level the patient, family and/or caregiver can comprehend
  • Delivers age specific, individualized patient care
  • Recognizes and utilizes appropriate resources for non-English speaking patients, healthcare illiteracy and hearing and sight impaired individuals
  • Take proactive steps to recognize and report suspected abuse/neglect including child, elder, sexual abuse, spousal abuse, and reports to supervisor and/or appropriate authorities

Quality

  • Adheres to Infection Prevention standards, consistent in hand hygiene practice before and after each patient interaction. Holds team members to IP and hand hygiene standards
  • Participates in quality review within the department and participates in performance improvement projects
  • Adheres to the LNA standards of care as defined by the NH Board of Nursing
  • Follows Huggins Hospital’s mission, vision, and philosophy of care

Professionalism

  • Displays ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Adheres to standards and applicable codes of conduct that govern behavior among peer and colleagues to create an environment promoting cooperation, respect and trust
  • Maintains professionalism by adhering to the Huggins Hospital dress code
  • Continues professional growth by maintaining education hours for license renewals
  • Maintains active LNA license and BCLS

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