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Nursing Assistant | ICU Step-Down | Elkhart General Hospital at Beacon Health Systems in Elkhart, Indiana

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


    • Assist patients with performing activities of daily living when delegated by RN. Keeps the nurse up-to-date on any changes in patient information. Exhibits exceptional patient experience by upholding Beacon values of respect, trust integrity and compassion. Functions within the relationship based care nursing model. Reports to the Director.

      EGH Nursing Purpose: To ensure safe, compassionate, innovative patient centered care, Promote and engage in the advancement of evidenced-based nursing practice, Create a culture of collaboration, professionalism and a healthy work environment.

    • Mission: To enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the communities we serve as the community's provider of outstanding quality, superior value and comprehensive health care services.

      Vision: Our vision is to achieve:

      • Innovative health care and well-being services of the highest quality at the greatest value

      • Easy access and convenience

      • Outstanding patient experiences

      • Ongoing education involving physicians, patients and the community


    • Education and Experience
      • The knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a High School Diploma or equivalent. Must obtain Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS/CPR) within 3 months of hire and maintain current certification. One year nursing home experience (prefer skilled care), home health care, or private duty experience preferred. If not certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant with Indiana State Board of Health, or actively in school pursuing nursing career with successful completion of Fundamentals of Nursing in nursing curricula, must take EGH based Nursing Assistant Class.

    • Knowledge & Skills

      • Familiarity with basic hospital equipment and policies and procedures.

      • Able to perform blood pressure and other vital signs correctly.

      • Knowledge of and correct utilization of good body mechanics.

      • Requires an understanding of the need to be responsive and reasonably adaptable for scheduling purposes, when necessary, due to extenuating circumstances in support of co-workers and department functions.

      • Strong team player.

      • Communicates clearly and promptly with supervising nurse in order to give prompt care and experience for patients and families.

      • Basic computer knowledge and skills.

    • Working Conditions

      • Moderate stress involved when census and/or acuity is high or staff is low.

      • Potential hazards due to possible direct exposure to patients with infectious diseases, exposure to sometimes hostile and combative patients.

    • Physical Demands
      • Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.