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.
NURSE ASSISTANT TASK LIST
Patient Care Activities:
Provides a clean, comfortable and safe patient environment
Grooming and shaving
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
Empties urinary catheter as directed
Applies and empties fecal containment devices, per business unit process
Applies condom catheters
Temperature, pulse and respiration
Intake & Output
Height and weight
Presence of pain per business unit process
Collects Specimens (per business unit process):
Food and Nutrition:
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):
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.
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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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