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Patient Care Assistant II

Req #:  108109
Facility:  Good Samaritan Hospital
Department:  Nursing Assistant
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Twelve hour 7p-7a
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.6

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PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT II

Neuro Intermediate

Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove, IL

Part Time .6/24 hrs per week

Night Shift 7p-7a

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Nursing Assistant works in collaboration with the RN as a partner in the care, treatment and education of patients by recognizing the needs and behaviors of patients of various age groups and provides care in a manner that is age appropriate. The Nursing Assistant strives for patient centered care which assures the patient is treated holistically with dignity and respect.

·       Provides general patient care duties that are specific to the patient population served, under the direction of the Team Leader

·       Performs tasks related to the integrity of patient care standards and efficient unit operations

·       Participates in the Admission/Discharge Transfer process of all patients under the guidance of the Registered Nurse, or designee

·       Performs tasks related to meeting the nutritional needs of the patient

·       Contributes to the patient plan of care through the documentation and/or communication of patient needs, problems and outcomes to other health care providers

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·       High School diploma or equivalent

·       Completion of Certified Nurse Assistant program preferred

·       Certified Nursing Assistant  or Have successfully completed a nursing arts course (e.g., Basics in Nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing, Nursing 101). Must provide an official transcript indicating successful completion and at least 40 hours of supervised clinical experience in an accredited nurse training program.

·       CPR certification required

·       Ability to work various shifts any day of the week, including holidays to provide coverage

·       Exposure to various contagious disease, radiation, chemicals, caustic materials, electrical equipment and hazards associated with their use

·       This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated, i.e., understanding child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and look for signs of normal aging. Prior experience with various age groups preferred

·       Ability to lift 50lbs. or more may be required

 

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