Nursing Assistant Inpatient/Unit Secretary | Pulmonary
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Facility: East Patient Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
The Nursing Assistant (NA) serves as caregiver to the patient during the scheduled work period. The NA provides patient-centered nursing care and daily living assistance to assigned patient under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). Provide assistance with basic health care needs including daily living activities; bathing, grooming, toileting, eating, meal preparation and dining needs, emotional and spiritual needs. Administer delegated tasks and treatments. Record vital statistics and other basic health information.
Will collect non-invasive biological specimens from patients as needed. Perform clerical work related to scheduling and documenting patient healthcare. Prepare patient treatment areas for use; prepare and clean medical equipment; dispose of biomedical waste in accordance with standards and policy. Clean patient living areas or treatment rooms.
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. No Weekends. No Holidays.
This position will include Nursing Assistant responsibilities as well as Unit Secretary responsibilities.
Pulmonary consists of a 30 bed medical surgical unit and 8 bed progressive care unit. Nursing staff collaborate with the interdisciplinary team involving case managers, social workers, respiratory therapists, pharmacist, and physical therapists as well as many specialty providers to provide patient-centered care. With an average length of stay of 4 days on the wings and 9 days in acute, diagnosis in the pulmonary population range from pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, and pulmonary embolism to complex cases requiring nursing skills for oxygen therapy, intravenous medications, chest tubes, tracheostomies, postoperative care, non-invasive ventilation and mechanical ventilation in addition to cardiac monitoring.
High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) preferred, but not required.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is preferred, but not required. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.
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Job Function: Nursing
Req Number: R-22736