Cares for patients under the direction of the nursing staff, performs the following duties, and supports the nursing philosophy. Is involved with patient care duties such as admissions, bathing, feeding, hygiene, ambulating, lifting and discharges. Reports any changes in patient condition to RN. May include weekends, holidays, day, evening, night, and/or on-call hours. Performs other duties as assigned.
- Provides patient care as assigned and per routine, according to standards of care, shift routines, and policies and procedures.
- Answers call lights in a timely and appropriate manner.
- Documents care provided according to standards.
- Maintains a clean work and patient environment.
- Ensures supply charge stickers are documented correctly.
- Stocks and disposes of expired or damaged supplies and equipment.
- Performs and documents TPR and BP procedures for all patients.
- Participates in department or unit performance improvement activities.
- Floats to various units based on identified patient care needs.
Education and Experience
Completion of a Nursing Assistant Course
Certified as a nursing assistant in the State of Illinois.
Approved CPR or BLS certification required within 90 days
Special Physical Demands
The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Function of the position with or without accommodations.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, taste, and smell. The employee must frequently lift up to 10 pounds, regularly lift up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
Culture of Excellence Behavior Expectations
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behavior expectations:
Quality - Follows policies and procedures; adapts to and manages changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness giving attention to details; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Manages time and prioritizes effectively to achieve organizational goals.
Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Follows the Mercyhealth Critical Moments of service; Meets commitments; Abides by MH confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; and effectively communicates information to partners; Thinks system wide regarding processes and functions.
Partnering - Shows commitment to the Mission of Mercyhealth and Culture of Excellence through all words and actions; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Demonstrates a high level of participation and engagement in day-to-day work; Gives and welcomes feedback; Generates suggestions for improving work: Embraces teamwork, supports and encourages positive change while giving value to individuals.
Cost - Conserves organization resources; Understands fiscal responsibility; Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue.