UPMC Nursing Assistant - Pediatrics (Nights Only) in Erie, Pennsylvania
The Magnet Designated Hospital, UPMC Hamot, is currently looking to hire a Full-Time Nursing Assistant to support the Women's Health and Pediatric Department located at Magee Women's Hospital- UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA.
This position will work night shift only.
The Nursing Assistant in this position will float between both the Women's Health Department and Pediatric Department. The Women and Children Unit on the 5th Floor of the Women’s Hospital is a 20-bed unit that provides a wide variety of medical and surgical services to women of all ages. Treatment and interventions include post-operative care, IV therapy, remote telemetry, and oxygen therapy. The unit also provides care to the medical, surgical, and trauma pediatric patient.
Provides routine patient care and support services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times. Minimally must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for nursing assistants: blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care.
Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies.Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
Constructively receives feedback and direction.Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director.Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director.
Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.Demonstrate understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
Provides direct patient care as directed by the RN including all activities of daily living such as but not limited to bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting and ambulating patients. Maintains an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery including, but not limited to, completing safety checks, keeping the department and patient rooms clean and organized, cleaning department specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen hampers, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment. Acquires and distributes supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to, performing messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting supplies, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the nursing assistant position and stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas. Delivers patient nourishments, fills water pitchers and distributes patient mail.Performs the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for nursing assistants: blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care. Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status. May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints per physician or hospital protocol.
Provides diversional activities to reduce or prevent use of restraints.Documents in the medical record according to established procedures.Completes clerical functions as needed by department.Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and understands policies and procedures for blood borne pathogen exposure. Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.Responds within the scope of the nursing assistant role to emergent situations. *Provide companionship/supervision one in one with patients as required.
Suggests and supports changes within the department.Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
High school diploma or equivalent.
If no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful completion of UPMC nursing assistant training program or Nursing Student that has completed one Clinical Rotation.
Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferred.
Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
Act 31 Clearance
Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
Act 73 FBI Clearance
Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities REQNUMBER: 775732