This is non-technical work involving the routine care of patients and the performance of nursing services for patients that are not required to be performed by a Licensed Practical or Registered Professional Nurse. Work is subject to general and direct supervision concerned with actual care of the patients, which are performed under direct supervision of the LPN in charge of the patient and the RN in charge of the unit. Does related work as required. 12-hour shifts are available.
NY Nursing Assistant Certification
Ability to understand and carry out routine non-technical, oral and written directions relative to care of patients;
Physical strength and mental alertness appropriate to demands of position;
Willingness to cooperate and to carefully follow a prescribed routine;
Discretion, tact, and good judgment;
Ability to get along well with others and to secure cooperation of patients
1. Successful completion of a state approved residential health care facility nurses aide training program; or
2. Successful completion of two full semesters in a Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurse program; or
3. Successful completion of 90 contact hours of medical surgical clinical training;
Successful completion of both the clinical skills competency examination and the written or oral competency examination leading to NYS Certification as a Nursing Assistant.
Assists in walking, feeding, transferring, and bathing patients, caring for their personal needs;
Assists in lifting and positioning, applying and releasing restraints, bed making, use of adaptive equipment, takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure;
Gives general facility information to visitors in accordance with instructions from the nurse in charge;
Collects and delivers specimens for various diagnostic purposes;
Assembles information concerning the patient’s condition and enters reports on the patient’s record;
Cleans and sterilizes hospital equipment, care of colostomies and illeostomies, measuring of intake/output, height and weight;
Recognizes and reports signs and symptoms of illness;
Care of the dying patient, including care of body and personal effects after death;
Recognizes and reports instances o patient abuse, mistreatment, and neglect;
Stores patient’s clothes and turns over valuables to person designated by hospital;
May assist with care and moving of room furniture, fixtures, and supplies to help keep patients safe and comfortable;
Participates in careplanning, carries out patient’s nursing plan of care and communicates patient’s response to treatment to nurse in charge;
Is cognizant of and respects patient’s rights at all times; communicates concerns regarding patient’s rights to nurse in charge;
Incumbent may provide care and/or treatment to infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients as assigned.
Other duties as assigned
Additional benefits available.
Oneida Health serves an area comprised of approximately 29 communities in Madison and western Oneida counties with a population of approximately 100,000. Operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc, a New York State not-for-profit corporation, the organization includes a 101-bed acute care hospital, emergency department, state of the art surgery center, 160-bed extended-care and short-term rehab facility, primary care offices, internal medicine, comprehensive lab services, home medical equipment, comprehensive imaging services, outpatient therapy, and care specialties in: oncology, GI, neurology, podiatry, vascular, sleep, OB/GYN, orthopedics, wound care, urology, pediatrics, and ENT.