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Nursing Assistant Job

Job Number: RIH17525

Job Title: Certified Nursing Assistant

Department: Recovery (PACU) - 1013128

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

-High School Graduate or General Equivalent Diploma.
-Current RI registration as a Certified Nursing Assistant with current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) with Healthcare Provider.
-Read, Write and Speak English; ability to perform basic computer skills.
-Able to identify and report unsafe situations to the Staff Nurse.
-Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout life span, with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of care process.

Under the direct supervision of the Staff Nurse and within Hospital and department policies and procedures, assists in caring for patients and/or families from admission to discharge. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age-specific needs of the patients.

Duties may include but are not limited to:
-transportation of patients to and from patient rooms to pre-operative area
-transportation of patients from PACU back to patient room
-transportation of patient via wheelchair to valet/main circle as they are discharged home
-patient pre-operative surgical site shaves and scrubs (e.g, shoulders and knees)
-vital signs
-blood glucose
-patient and family centered care (family updates and way-finding)
-ambulation of patients
-dressing and undressing assistance
-all other duties as assigned by the staff RN