Provides continual bedside observation to assigned patient. Ensures patient safety. Intervenes as necessary to prevent physical harm to patients who might be at high risk to injure themselves or others due to confusion, delirium, self-destructive behavior, or a high likely hood of falling. Works with others in the healthcare team to assure prompt intervention to maintain patient safety.
Remain at patient bedside at all times.
Remove visible hazards and/or potentially unsafe equipment from the immediate environment. Report unsafe/broken equipment or conditions to immediate supervisor.
Accompany patient to procedures/tests/therapy as needed.
Promptly refer to supervising RN any signs or symptoms that may indicate a change in patientâs condition.
Assist in calming or reorienting patient in cases of agitation or confusion.
Communicate in a positive professional manner; develops and asks questions which open up the dialogue. Provide clear, direct and specific instructions or information to others. Listen with patience and empathy.
Observe and respect of patientâs right to privacy.
Maintain quiet environment.
Adhere to professional conduct/dress.
Maintain orderliness of patient rooms.
Assists patient with basic activities of daily living, i.e. hygiene, oral care, oral intake (unless directed to do otherwise).
Provides for mobility i.e. ambulating, up to chair, range of motion and turning.
Assists others with patient's care.
Level 2 â Proficient (in addition to above duties)
Demonstrate initiative and willingness to assist.
Greet visitors promptly. Demonstrate use of effective interpersonal skills and present with a positive attitude.
Level 3 â Subject Matter Expert (in addition to above duties)
Assist in training new Sitters.
Promote awareness of differing cultural, social, and religious needs among patients, family and caregivers.
Required: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)
Required: CPR Certification
Preferred: Knowledge of hospital environment desired. Previous hospital and/or health care related experience preferred.
Required: Must possess effective interpersonal skills.
Required: Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions
Preferred: Bilingual, English/Spanish helpful
Required: Must be able to work variable shifts, holidays and/or weekends. Must be able to transport self to alternative work sites.
Job: Nursing Assistants and PCA
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Nights
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