Northwell Health Nursing Assistant - Huntington in Huntington, New York

Req Number 001F6R

Job Category Nursing Assistant

Job Description

As a Nurse Assistant you will assist patients in obtaining the maximum level of independence in activities of daily living. You will perform direct/indirect nursing procedures and technical/ laboratory activities as appropriate and in accordance with the operating policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Administers nursing care to assigned patients under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.

  • Gives hygienic care to patients assigned and oversees/assists with activities of daily living; performs assigned treatments and procedures.

  • Takes vital signs of patients assigned and reports values to the nurse in charge.

  • Reports observations and unusual conditions of patients to the Registered Nurse.

  • Prepares patients for meals and helps feed them as assigned.

  • Observes patients requiring increased security to prevent harmful behavior.

  • Follows principles of infection control and patient safety.

  • Assists patient to wheelchair or stretcher.

  • Transports patients using wheelchairs or stretchers, as directed.

  • Collects required specimens as directed; e.g., urine, feces, sputum.

  • Maintains the environment of patients.

  • Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment in patient’s room.

  • Participates in ensuring that work areas are clean.

  • Replenishes supplies as necessary.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Successful completion of a Nurse Assistant Program.

  • Minimum of one (1) year work experience.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.