The Nursing Assistant is a member of the MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersville Medical Center healthcare team and is under the direct supervision of a registered professional nurse providing holistic, compassionate, individualized, and effective patient care by assisting the patient with activities of daily living, as well as, other physical, emotional, and spiritual needs consistent with the Mission of MercyOne, Vision of Patient Care Services, evidence-based standards of care, and established policies and procedures.
MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersville Medical Center supports a shared leadership philosophy and encourages nursing staff to demonstrate accountability for their own practice. Therefore, the nursing organization reflects a flat structure. The Nursing Assistant reports to a Director, who in turn reports to the Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer.
NURSING ASSISTANT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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- Assist in the physical management of patients.
- Demonstrate ability to understand and follow directions.
- Provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to the patient population with respect to age specific and culturally sensitive needs as described in the department's scope of service.
- Record and report information such as vital signs, intake and output, weight, and any behavioral changes to appropriate supervisory personnel.
- Maintain, assemble, and organize equipment needed for a safe secure environment.
- Assist in mealtime activities by delivering and removing patient trays and feeding patients. Complete routine daily assignments.
- Perform additional duties as requested such as transporting patients and obtaining medications, supplies, and medical records from other departments.
- Demonstrate a caring practice by respecting the rights of an individual or group.
- Demonstrate ability to impact change within your department and with other departments. Demonstrate skills as an effective team member.
- Respect the confidentiality of an individual or group, unless obligated to disclose under proper authorization or legal compulsion.
- Maintain a safe environment of care.
- Communicate care effectively: both verbally and written.
- Meet core certified nursing assistant competency requirements and unit-specific competencies upon hire and annually, as appropriate to the practice area.
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.