Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction of a registered
nurse. Provides for personal care, comfort and assists with safe, clean
environment, maintains equipment and supplies
Reasonable Accommodation Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the
position without compromising patient care.
Minimum Education and Work Experience
* High school diploma or GED.
* One year of related healthcare experience.
* Ability to maintain collaborative working relationships to ensure a positive and productive work environment.
* Ability to plan and prioritize work with frequent interruptions.
* Ability to provide exceptional customer service.
* Effective verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge and proficiency of hospital information technology applications.
* BLS Certificate required.
* Time & Attendance (see FSH Time & Attendance Policy)
* Professional Appearance (see FSH Dress Policy)
* Staff meetings (90%)
* Annual Requirements
* Mock Code Blue (min. 2 per year if applicable)
* PPD/TB Screen
* Annual Competencies
* Flu Vaccine
* Compliance Training
* Answers patient call lights.
* Assists with simple dressing changes.
* Distributes water pitchers and other nourishments to patients.
* Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.
* Prepares patient recliners for admission, including stocking nurse server with anticipated patient care items.
* Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, transferring patients and assisting patients with ambulation.
* Reports any changes observed in the condition or behavior of the patient.
* Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and intake-output.
* Understands specialty equipment, keeps knowledge up-to-date, is technical resource for others, follows technology practices and standards.
* Other duties as assigned
* Ability to Adjust Focus – (ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
* Close Vision – (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
* Color Vision – (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
* Depth Perception – (three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
* Distance Vision – (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
* Peripheral Vision – (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
* Lift up to 10 pounds – up to 1/3 of time
* Lift up to 25 pounds – up to 1/3 of time
* Lift up to 50 pounds – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Lift more than 100 pounds – 1/3 to 1/2 of time with assistance
* Push/Pull – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Reach with hands and arms – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Sit – up to 1/3 of time
* Stand – up to 1/3 of time
* Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Talk or hear – 2/3 and more of time
* Taste or smell – up to 1/3 of time
* Use hands to finger, handle or feel – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Walk – 2/3 and more of time
* Body fluid exposure – Yes
* Fine Dexterity – Both (3-4 hours)
* Grasping: simple/light – Both (3-4 hours)
* Grasping: firm/heavy – Both (3-4 hours)
* Hearing – Ability to hear alarms on equipment
* Hearing – Ability to hear instructions from physician/department staff
* Hearing – Ability to hear patient call
* Outdoor weather conditions – up to 1/3 of time
* Repetitive use of foot control – Both (1-2 hours)
* Repetitive use of hands – Both (3-4 hours)
* Risk of electrical shock – up to 1/3 of time
* Risk of radiation – up to 1/3 of time
* Toxic or caustic chemicals – 1/3 to 1/2 of time
* Typical noise level – Loud Noise
* Work near moving mechanical parts – up to 1/3 of time