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UNC Health Care Nursing Assistant I - Pediatrics / 7 East in Raleigh, North Carolina

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7 East is an 18 bed unit specializing in the care of bariatric surgical and general surgical patients. Remote telemetry is offered, per MD order, for all patients. Assessment of patient conditions includes physical and historical data related to patient presenting complaint/procedure. Surgical and nursing staff provide direct services.

7 East is staffed with Registered Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Health Unit Coordinators, and Clinical Support Technicians 24 hours/day. Staffing varies according to census, acuity and activity.

Support services 24 hours/day include Respiratory, Laboratory, Pharmacy and other diagnostic services; Social Services, Nutrition Services, Case Management, Pastoral Care, and Home Care.

Summary:

Provides routine direct and indirect patient care in a hospital, clinic or home health care setting. All work performed is under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or physician.

Responsibilities:

  1. Assist physicians and other health care providers with routine examinations and procedures, as well as procurement of equipment and supplies during emergency situations.

  2. In the psychiatric setting, aids patients in reality orientation, participates in behavior modification plans/therapy, provides informal support therapy to patients/families, provides verbal de-escalation of potentially aggressive patients, aids in the physical management of aggressive/out-of-control patients, facilitates age appropriate play for children, and monitors the therapeutic milieu activities on assigned unit to ensure that emotional and safety needs of patients are met.

  3. Observes, collects, and documents patient information obtained while providing care and promptly report significant changes in the patient's condition to a registered nurse or physician.

  4. Provides assistance to patients and their families during admission to the clinical area, orientation to the hospital/clinic/home health experience, and discharge

  5. Provides care/ treatments to patients as outlined in plan of care including, but not limited to, the measurement of vital signs, height and weight, specimen collection, skin preps/scrubs, catheter care, capillary blood glucose checks, simple wound care, range of motion exercises, postural drainage, and supportive 11 patient and family interactions.

  6. Provides direct personal care to patients as outlined in plan of care for routine activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, feeding and assisting with ambulation.

  7. Provides indirect care to patients and assigned area to include, but not limited to, cleaning the work area, changing linens, re-stocking supplies, cleaning/sterilizing instruments, transporting patients/ supplies/ specimens, assisting in the orientation of new employees and students, and some routine clerical functions.

  8. Reinforces routine teaching given to patients by the registered nurse or physician and document patient understanding of instructions. Distributes patient education materials at the request of patients and/or health care providers.

Other Information

Other information:

Education Requirements:

● High School diploma or GED

Licensure/Certification Requirements:

● Listed as Nursing Assistant I with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

● Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification

Professional Experience Requirements:

● Six (6) months of relevant nursing assistant experience, which may include a nursing assistant course

Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

● Fluent in verbal and written English language and able to develop basic computer skills.

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: UNC REX Healthcare

Organization Unit: Rex 7 East

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Work Schedule: Night Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Raleigh

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

REQNUMBER: 9999-INFOR-6535

Diversity Statement

The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.

Equal Employment Opportunity UNC Health is an equal opportunity employer. As such, UNC Health offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation.

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