Nursing Assistant - Trauma Step Down/Medical Surgical/Telemetry Unit
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-18024
Responsible and accountable for performing a wide range of direct patient care tasks. The performance of tasks allows the care team to provide quality care. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.
Provides patient care as directed by the registered nurse in meeting the multidisciplinary plan of care established for each patient.
Obtains and maintains the integrity of specimens in accordance with policy, procedure, and physician order.
Performs EKGs as assigned, following accepted practices, policies, procedures, and physician order.
Provides for or assists patients with activities of daily living and fulfills designated and delegated responsibilities for ongoing continuum of care.
Assists with transporting blood and blood products to and from Blood Bank as needed.
Assists in problem solving and troubleshooting in the care and maintenance of equipment and assists in ensuring adequate supplies are available on the unit.
Provides one to one patient safety watch as assigned following established policy and procedures.
Completes clerical responsibilities for task completion based on ability and training.
Staff have access to non-controlled medications storage and supply areas and can transport non-controlled medications as necessary to meet the needs of the clinic and unit.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Is a 20 Bed private room medical/surgical Trauma-step down/Telemetry unit. We care for a diverse adult population that includes trauma, and/or medical-surgical/ Telemetry patients. We are newly renovated with state-of-the-art equipment and have many resources including imbedded care management/social workers, and PT/OT. Additionally, vascular access team, lift team and transport teams, as well as, wound ostomy nurses support the functions of our unit. Our current delivery model is primary nursing through the use of RNs, LPNs, and Nursing Assistants. Bp5's staffing allows for 2 NA's to be scheduled per shift. When fully staffed, our NA's are responsible for providing care for 10 patients. All the staff on BP5t have a teaming mentality and actively support one another to care for all the patients assigned to our floor.
BP5 welcomes new team members with or without experience. The staff and leadership team members are ready and experienced to help you guide your healthcare professional journey with opportunities for professional development and growth. Staff members have opportunity to participate in unit based shared governance councils/committees which includes a Unit Practice Council. We encourage staff to be actively involved in their work environment in keeping with a Magnet culture.
Employee engagement and satisfaction scores are excellent. BP5 is very proud of the cohesiveness of the interdisciplinary team, which makes this unit a terrific place to work!
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Clinical (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.
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