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Bassett Healthcare Nursing Assistant I - Outpatient Observation in Cooperstown, New York

The best thing about this role Are you looking to make a difference by improving the health of our patients? Here you will find an innovative culture that is patient-focused and dedicated to making a difference. We are committed to helping the population we serve, and our communities, achieve optimum health and enjoy the best quality of life possible. Recently named a Forbes America's Best-In-State Employer 2022! What you'll do The Nursing Assistant (NA) I/II/III is a key member to the nursing care team. They assist with direct and indirect patient care within their scope of practice, supporting patients, nursing and medical care teams. The care delivered is in collaboration and under the supervision/ delegation of the Registered Nurse (RN) and/or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/ The Nursing Assistant (NA) shares accountability for the quality of patient outcomes. In select departments, the NA role may also include some clerical support functions (such as phone answering, filing, computer data entry, etc.) Provides direct / non-direct patient care: Performs Activity of Daily Living (ADL) care including, but not limited to: Essential Daily Care: Oral care, bathing, showering, shaving, hair washing and maintenance, incontinence care and toileting/elimination needs. Changing bed linen. Maintaining a decluttered patient care area. Understanding available products for patient care and when to utilize. Safety and Preventative Care: Infection prevention. Skin and pressure injury prevention. Fall prevention. Patient safety: setting and responding appropriately to patient safety alarms. Environmental safety: understanding and performing regulatory compliance. Patient Mobility: Patient turning and offloading. Ambulation, mobility in room, range of motion. Understanding patient mobility assist devices and appropriate use of for patient safety. Use of patient lift equipment as per Safe Patient Handling (SPH) policy. Nutrition: Assist with meal tray delivery, collection, and documentation of amount consumed. Set up and assist patients with meals, including feeding. Performs patient data collection, including but not limited to: Use of data collection equipment: Vital signs, EKG, bladder scan, transfer devices, telemetry, Massimo Documentation in EMR: Components of vital signs, height and weight, intake and output measurement (including drains, urinary catheter and suction devices.) Essential care performed. Intentional rounding. Provides direct patient monitoring, including but not limited to: Safety Attendant (SA) at bedside for prevention of unintentional or intentional (suicide precautions) self-harm. Video surveillance. Performs patient care interventions as delegated and within scope of practice and validated competency, including but not limited to: Phlebotomy, EKG’s, specimen collection, blood glucose measurement and telemetry. Others patient care needs, including but not limited to: Prepare patient rooms for admissions, discharges. Update whiteboards. Provide unit / room stocking of supplies. Care of a patient with invasive lines and devices within NA scope of practice. Transporting patients on/off unit. Responding to emergency situation. Communication with patient care team to ensure delivery of quality care. Unit-specific / patient population specific interventions as delegated (example: psychiatry patients, pediatric patients, etc.) Communicates effectively with nursing and healthcare team, including but not limited to: Understands and reports out of range patient data values to covering RN. Recognize and report patient changes to covering RN. Performs shifts reports with oncoming staff. Demonstrates initiative and understanding of job duties through communication with healthcare team and own self initiative. Customer Service Relating and respecting each patient individually. Meeting needs of each patient to ensure excellent patient care is delivered. This includes a patient’s cognitive, physical and emotional needs, as well as their personal preference, cultural and religious beliefs. Performs other duties as requested by healthcare and leadership team, within the scope of practice. What we need from you Education: High School Diploma or GED, preferred License/ Certification: BLS certification within 6 months of hire date, required Skills: Accountability Clinical Skills Interacting with People Multi-Tasking Reliability Physical Requirements: Heavy Work - Exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs, of force constantly to move objects. Occasional balancing, climbing, crouching, typing/clerical/dexterity, kneeling, repetitive motion Frequent grasping, hearing, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, seeing/ monitor/computer use, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity (color, depth, perception), walking Constant fit testing Hazards: Occasional burns, chemical, electrical Frequent bodily fluids/bloodborne exposure Working Conditions: Occasional noise, wet and/or humid, dust, gases, mists, odors Total Rewards Bassett Healthcare Network’s commitment to our employees includes benefit programs carefully designed with the needs and values of all our employees in mind. Many of the benefits we offer are paid fully or in large part by Bassett. Our generous benefits offerings include: Paid time off, including company holidays, vacation, and sick time Medical, dental and vision insurance Life insurance and disability protection Retirement benefits including an employer match And more! Specific benefit offerings may vary by location and/or position. We are also offering a sign-on bonus for this position! Details and eligibility requirements will be discussed during the interview process. Current employees of Bassett Healthcare Network are not eligible and are encouraged to apply through the internal job board. This position is eligible for a sign on bonus up to: USD $15,000.00 Pay Range Salary is based on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, training, and fair market evaluation based on industry standards. The above compensation range represents a good faith belief of the compensation range by Bassett Healthcare Network, and its entities and affiliates, at the time of this posting or advertisement. Pay Range Minimum: USD $16.65/Hr. Pay Range Maximum: USD $24.97/Hr. We love the difference people bring We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related condition), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, familial status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other status protected by law.