"Work and live in a community that appreciates you. Practice your profession where it matters. Lower cost of living, higher quality of life. Candler County Hospital wants you!"
Candler County Hospital, P.O. Box 597, 400 Cedar Street, Metter, GA 30439
Fax: 912-685-3905 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
QUALIFIED CANDIDATES’ APPLICATIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE APPROPRIATE MANAGER. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED FOR POSITIONS OTHER THAN THOSE POSTED WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Assists nursing personnel in provision of basic care for residents and necessary unit tasks and functions in compliance with the CCH’s policies and procedures, applicable health care standards for the State of Georgia. Provides general administrative support to the department.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of this job description include but are not limited to: Assists patients in the following areas:
Personal care functions including:
Bathing (bed, tub, shower or sponge bath)
Toileting (bedpan, urinal, commode and/or toilet)
Grooming (shampoo, nailcare, & shaving)
Oral Hygiene (denture care)
Assist with dressing and undressing
Assists with feeding of patients.
Measuring and recording intake and output.
Weigh residents using upright, chair and bed scale.
Assists in turning and positioning of residents.
Proper transfer techniques.
Demonstrates appropriate knowledge for safe use of medical equipment (cane, crutches, walkers, lift, side rails, brace, splints, oxygen).
Helps keep patients’ rooms clean and supplied.
Make and change beds (unoccupied and occupied).
Transports patients, supplies, and equipment as needed.
Assists nurses and other personnel as needed.
Ambulate residents who require assistance.
Simple, non‐sterile dressings.
Perform skin assessment and notify RN or LPN of any abnormalities in skin integrity.
Applies heat or cold compresses as directed by a RN or LPN.
Answer residents calls and takes appropriate action.
Collects and labels specimens (urine, stool, sputum).
Measures and records vital signs/weights and reports variations in vital signs to RN/LPN or appropriate personnel.
Immediately report any changes in client’s condition or incidents to the Nursing Supervisor.
Participates in case conferences with other members of the healthcare team as appropriate
Maintains confidentiality in relation to all clients, healthcare staff and documentation.
Meets annual in-service requirements in accordance with Agency policy and state regulations.
Maintains and enhances skill through attending appropriate staff development training
Appearance is professional and complies with agency dress code.
Maintains a cooperative manner towards client/family and all members of the healthcare team.
Enhances health care practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Performs other tasks and duties as assigned in an efficient, effective and cost conscious manner, complying with all hospital policies, procedures, and regulations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, QUALIFICATION and EDUCATIONAL AND /OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or equivalent required
Candidate must have current and valid GA Certification for Nursing Assistants
Six to twelve months previous hospital/medical office experience preferred
Candidate will have the physical ability to perform job‐related duties, which may require lifting, standing bending, transferring, stooping, stretching, walking, pushing and pulling
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or ability to obtain within thirty (30) days from hire
Medical terminology preferred
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude
manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
communicate effectively, both orally and in writing/electronically
handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner
Provide excellent customer service skills and basic computer skills required
Possesses good interpersonal skills, initiative, integrity, flexibility, adaptability, and must be a team player
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORKING CONDITIONS:
Sitting, standing, walking bending/twisting, kneeling/squatting, reaching, climbing and should be able to lift 25 plus pounds using proper lifting techniques. Rapidly changing and stressful environment. Ability to communicate with various levels of people. Possible exposure to communicable and infectious disease and hazardous materials. Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (accidents, injuries and illness). Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Handles emergency or crisis situations. Subject to many interruptions. Occasional pressure due to multiple tasks and inquiries.
The information in this job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification and requirements for the performance of this job.
They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Candler County Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.