Nursing Assistant 2 performs basic nursing care work of more than average difficulty and responsibility in the treatment and care of the physically ill in county hospitals. Employees in this classification perform more difficult nursing assistant assignments not requiring the knowledge and skill of licensed practical or professional nurses.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides clinical duties as assigned by unit or hospital nursing leadership. Performs active therapeutic approaches to include but are not limited to range of motion, ambulation, other ADL activities to residents of the nursing facility with specific training to do so. Ensures residents have adequate supplies. Maintains residents' surroundings in a clean, orderly fashion. Observes and reports all unusual resident's conditions or reactions to Charge Nurse (to include residents incidents/accidents). Answers call light promptly, attends to residents' needs, and reports to Charge Nurse when resident requires professional services. Participates actively in intershift rounds, and assists with caring for residents' needs when indicated. Transports resident to and from and assists with activities, therapies and appointments. Demonstrates ability to work with and be sensitive to the needs of the elderly. Specific accountability for protecting residents rights to dignity, freedom from abuse, neglect and exploitation as outlined in state and federal regulations governing long-term care. Follows and performs all related unit specific policies and procedures, as detailed on the unit specific competency check-list. Utilizes job and unit specific equipment as required. Demonstrates behaviors of service excellence and CARE values (Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Expertise). Performs all other related job duties as assigned.
Generally requires 0 to 3 years of related experience.
High school diploma is required.
Completion of an approved nursing assistant training program. Valid Florida Nursing Assistance Certificate required. Certificate must be maintained as current in accordance with State requirements. American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification with at least 6 months validity required.
Knowledge Skill Abilities:
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work accurately while meeting multiple deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with critical thinking and professional composure. Ability to understand and follow instructions. Knowledge and skill in use of job appropriate technology and software applications. Must meet and maintain current all unit specific and organizational skills/competencies, certifications/licensures, as required by the nursing area.
Job function requires extended standing or walking. Must be able to carry objects weighing 21 to 50 pounds. Able to lift or move objects weighing 51 to 100 pounds with the use of appropriate devices. Jobs in this group require frequent visual acuity to perform activities related to extended use of computers. Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by the home unit/department in collaboration with the Reasonable Accommodations Committee (RAC).
Jobs in this group are required to function in a fast paced environment with occasional high pressure or emergent and stressful situations. Frequent interaction with a diverse population including team members, providers, patients, insurance companies and other members of the public. Function is subject to inside environmental conditions, with occasional outdoor exposures. Exposure to various environments such as: communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a hospital and medical office environment. May also be exposed to needle sticks, airborne infections, medical gases, X-Ray, chemical exposures and other potential hazards. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when exposed to infectious/clinical hospital environment. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions. Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by the home unit/department in collaboration with the Reasonable Accommodations Committee (RAC).
Job ID: 7701162633197110567