Allegheny Health Network
Job Description :
Under the direct supervision of the nurse, provides for the care, safety, comfort and privacy of patients based on their individual needs. May perform duties in a variety of settings including the patient’s place of residence.
- Provides, obtains or performs and documents direct patient care and activities such as: activities of daily living, skin survey, vital signs, ambulation, specimen collection, intake and output, meal consumption, height and weight, blood glucose testing/monitoring, point of care testing, bladder scanning, transporting of patients and their charts, documentation of O2, assistance with exams, treatments and procedures. May also complete 12 lead EKG testing. This work may involve providing services at the patient’s place of residence. (30%)
- Participates in quality and patient satisfaction initiatives which may include hourly rounding promoting safety such as fall prevention, hand washing, isolation protocol and maintaining and orderly environment. (30%)
- Reports changes in patient's physical, mental and emotional conditions, as well as any issues or concerns identified to nursing staff. (20%)
- Participates in unit activities such as supply stocking, patient transport, and equipment/appliance cleaning, checks and retrieval. (20%)
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- High school diploma or GED; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- CPR certification.
- For Home Health work, appropriate state licensure.
- CNA certification.
- Previous Nursing Assistant experience.
As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.
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