General Summary of Position
Functions as a member of the patient-centered care team to provide basic nursing care to the patient under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Performs a variety of activities for assigned patients and their families and significant others. Follows department specific policies and procedures, and maintains competencies of assigned department.
- High School Diploma or GED Required or
- equivalent. Required
- Acute care experience Preferred and
- Less than 1 year GNA with six months continuous employment in a long term care facility Preferred and
- Successful completion of Maryland EMT course or one year EMT experience or previous ED work experience (ED) Preferred
Licenses and Certifications
- Current Maryland Nursing Assistant Certification Required and
- BLS certification within introductory period Required
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.Assists patients with activities of daily living, i.e. bathing, dressing, skin care, positioning, feeding, ambulation, toileting and range of motion activities. Documents/communicates care per unit protocols.Assists with environmental services support such as linen management, trash removal, and cleaning patient rooms as needed.Assists with transport of patients, specimens, equipment and supplies as appropriate.Communicates changes in the patient's condition and family concerns to the licensed nurse. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality.Maintains an active surveillance of the nursing unit to observe and meet patient needs.Obtains patient data accurately and documents information (vital signs, etc.).Performs basic patient care procedures as defined in unit-based competency orientation (thermal applications, non-sterile soaks, application of simple dressings, perineal care, and Point of Care Laboratory waived testing, to include but not limited to glucose and urine testing, etc.).Reports actual and potential problems concerning patients, families, staff and their departments to the Registered Nurse. Responds to questions from patient, families and significant others in a prompt, courteous, positive manger, referring them to appropriate personnel if necessary.Maintains Clinical ladder requirements as appropriate.
Why MedStar Health?
At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:
- Strong emphasis on teamwork—our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
- Comprehensive total rewards package—including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.
- More career opportunities closer to home—as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It’s how we treat people.