Medical Acute Care Nursing Assistant DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Nursing Assistant provides physical patient care in a safe manner under the direction of the Licensed Nurse. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Demonstrates competency in use of technology and computers for patient charting and related functions. Provides physical patient care in a safe manner under the direction of the Licensed Nurse. Performs or assists patient with activities of daily living (showering, bathing, dressing, feeding, activity). Communicates abnormal variances of data (vital signs, pain, etc) to appropriate staff. Collects information regarding patient/patient condition: vital signs, intake and output, food intake. Consistently utilizes basic decision making skills to complete routine tasks. Participates in best practices in a consistent and positive manner; huddles, hourly rounding, bedside reporting, Service Excellence, and the use of the white boards. Collaborates with unit staff to provide coordinated patient care. Utilizes unit specific equipment competently. Competently performs unit specific procedures. Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in implementation of Unit PI plan. Makes suggestions/recommendations for improved operations. Follows established hospital/department safety policies. Understands and appropriately responds to the unique combination of cultural variables that professionals and patients/individuals bring to interactions. The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description. EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE Graduate of an approved Nursing Assistant Training Program. Basic computer skills. CPR certified Ability to read, write and speak intelligible English; Ability to communicate with patient, family, peers and medical personnel; Ability to exercise independent judgment. Requires emotional stability and maturity; Must be adaptable to change, be decisive, and demonstrate foresight; Exhibits organizational and leadership ability. Physical Demands/Work Environment Work requires a variety of physical activities, including moving about within and outside of all hospital properties for long periods of time. Must be able to respond quickly and effectively to emergency and non-emergent situations. May be required to assist in controlling disorderly conduct or combative patients. Must be able to exchange accurate information with patient, family, peers and medical personnel. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.