Henry Ford Health System Nurse Assistant - Observation/Telemetry Unit - 36 hours per week - 12 hour midnight shift - Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan


Under the direction and supervision of the responsible Registered Nurse (RN), performs specific patient care duties to meet safety and comfort needs of the patient. Provides input to assist the RN in planning and implementing patient care. Responds to emergent situations according to established procedures. Recognizes and participates in own continuing education. The Nurse Assistant follows the Henry Ford Health System Team Member Standards of Excellence in all interactions.


Patient Care Activities:


Provides a clean, comfortable and safe patient environment


Oral Care

Hair Care

Grooming and shaving

Linen changes

Skin care as directed


Assists with elimination needs

Administers enemas (non-medicated)

Empties and changes ostomy bags on patients with healed stomas

Performs perineal care and incontinence care

Changes diapers

Empties urinary catheter as directed

Applies and empties fecal containment devices, per business unit process

Applies condom catheters

Vital Measurements:

Temperature, pulse and respiration

Blood Pressure

Intake & Output

Pulse Oximetry

Height and weight

Presence of pain per business unit process

Collects Specimens (per business unit process):


Blood Glucometer




Nasogastric Secretions

Food and Nutrition:

Feeds patients

Documents food intake

Prepares full strength tube feeding under the supervision of the RN: fills and labels the feed bag;does notconnect tube feeding, perform placement checks or do residual checks.Activity/Exercise (as directed):

Ambulates patients

Turns and positions patients in a comfortable position

Transfers patients from bed to chair and bed to stretcher

Assists in transportation of patients from department to department as directed


Cares for patients in isolation

Reports patient findings and observations to the RN

Reports abnormal findings

Assists the Unit Care team in all emergency situations

Reapplies restraints per the direction of the RN and completes safety checks

Other Tasks (under direction of RN and per business unit process):


Places telemetry leads

Applies heat and cold, antiembolic devices, and sequential compression devices per direction of the RN

Changes non sterile dressings under the direction of the RN

Post mortem care

Prepares room for admission

Assists in patient discharge as directed

Participates in the care of patient belongings


Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality

Answers call lights

Greets patients and visitors

Informs the patient of what they are going to do for the patient

Obtains report form the RN and gives report to the RN

Obtains help for the patient and reports patient complaints promptly

Assists in collection of information upon direction

Management of Supplies and Materials:

Assures that supplies are available

Stocks materials to areas identified by the unit

Assures that equipment is functioning properly

Assures that equipment is clean and stored in the correct place


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

  • Completion of a Nurse Assistant program with or without experience in the Nurse Assistant role or Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA-preferred) with or without experience in the Nurse Assistant role OR currently enrolled in a nursing program and have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Nursing course or foreign trained and licensed RN who has relocated to the United States and does not hold a Michigan RN license.


  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) preferred or are currently enrolled in a nursing program and have successfully completed Fundamentals of Nursing or successfully completed the Henry Ford Health System Nurse Assistant Program.

  • Complete BLS Heartsaver Certification during orientation.


    Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

    care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes

    the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

    insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

    network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

    full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

    The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

    employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The

    health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com.


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