Huggins Hospital

Licensed Nursing Assistant - MedSurg

2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-2325
# Positions
1
New Hampshire

Overview

Under the general supervision of the Director of Acute Care, is responsible for performing various duties and tasks as requested under the LNA scope of practice as determined by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing.

 

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 a hospital acute care setting preferred

Licensure:  Active New Hampshire LNA license, current BLS certification

Responsibilities

LNA Clinical Competency

  • Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse assists with patient care activities, activities of daily living, hygiene, feeding, and patient safety initiatives. Promptly reports any observed changes in patient’s condition to nurse or physician
  • Performs and documents vital signs, height, weight, intake, and output and reports any changes out of range of normal, performs 12 lead EKGs.
  • Obtains laboratory specimens as appropriate, i.e., finger stick glucose testing, urine specimens and transports to lab as necessary
  • Within scope of practice, assists nurse/physician with clinical procedures and treatments.
  • Carries out roles assigned as part of the healthcare team during emergencies or resuscitation efforts (CPR, runner, order entry, documentation, etc.)
  • Answers phone professionally with courtesy to caller, relays messages accurately and timely. Contacts other departments and agencies via phone, as requested
  • Cross trained to perform medial unit clerical duties; computer charting, inputting orders, filing of patient charts
  • Performs safe transportation of patients within the facility utilizing safe lifting and transport adjunct equipment and good body mechanics to protect patient, self, co-workers
  • Performs post-mortem care and aids in the transportation of the body to the morgue
  • Demonstrates safe, competent use of patient care equipment, beds, stretchers, lifts, safety and alarm devices, walkers, and other equipment approved for patient care.

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
  • Promotes a safe patient care environment safe from hazards. Performs safety watches, 1:1 patient observation as assigned, completes documentation for 1:1 observations. Maintains safe use of safety adjuncts (bed alarms, hover mats, gait belts, walkers, etc.)
  • Maintains cleanliness of patient rooms, workstation and common areas; assist with restocking and ordering of medical supplies and medical equipment as needed
  • Recognizes and utilizes appropriate resources for non-English speaking patients, healthcare illiterate, hearing and sight impaired individuals.
  • Delivers age specific, individualized patient care Take proactive steps to recognize and report suspected abuse/neglect including child, elder, sexual, spousal, and reports to supervisor.

Quality

  • Adheres to Infection Prevention standards, consistent in hand hygiene practice before and after each patient interaction. Adheres to infection prevention precautions. Holds team members to IP and hand hygiene standards and room/patient IP precaution measures.
  • Promptly responds to patient calls via Canfield system, assist patients and locates and relays messages to nursing personnel as patient condition/situation requires.
  • Participates in quality review, performance improvement and patient satisfaction initiatives within the department (such as hourly rounding). Participated in unit continuous CMS survey readiness activities.

Professionalism

  • Displays ability to work independently and within a group
  • 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. Adheres to the LNA standards of care as defined by the NH Board of Nursing

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