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 & VISION
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.
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.
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.