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Nursing Asst

UMass Memorial Health

This is a Contract position in Leominster, MA posted November 12, 2021.

Description

Position at UMass Memorial Health – HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital

Everyone Is a Caregiver.

At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve. We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.

Title: Nursing Assistant
Department: Float Pool
Requisition #: 220149
Hours: Per Diem – 8 Hour shifts
Shift: Minimum (4) shifts per month. (1) off-shift, (1) weekend shift and (2) other shifts. (1) major and (1) minor holiday required
Union: Non-Union
Posting Date: 10/07/2021
Status: Non-exempt/Hourly
Location: HealthAlliance, Leominster Campus

Position Summary:

This position performs various patient care activities related to caring for the personal needs and comfort of an assigned group of residents under the direction of licensed staff.
Major Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with other health care professionals and works under the direction of a registered nurse.
  • Provides direct patient care in a safe sensitive, timely manner according to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Performs skills and procedures specific to the role proficiently in accordance with departmental competencies and procedures.
  • Assists and responds to the needs of a patient population to provide a comfortable and safe environment. Duties may include, but are not limited to,:
  • Responding to patients’ call signals promptly, taking proper action and follow up.
  • Assisting with personal care (such as feeding, bathing, grooming, and dressing.)
  • Providing patient help with repositioning, walking, exercising, and moving into and out of bed.
  • Changing linens and cleaning rooms.
  • Supports the processes of patient care provided by the medical team by performing various duties including, but not limited to,:Taking and recording vital signs in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Observing, recording and reporting patients’ conditions, food and liquid intake and output, collecting samples, and reporting changes to professional staff.
  • Supplying and emptying bed pans, applying dressings, supervising exercise routines, etc.
  • May transport patients to treatment units, using a wheelchair or stretcher.
  • Initiates, completes, and maintains medical records, department logs, unit/shift task lists and other documentation as required.
  • Adheres to the principles of infection control in all aspects of the Nursing Assistant role.
  • Answers unit phones and directs visitors.
  • Makes fiscally responsible actions with patient care needs, supplies, and equipment.
  • Responds appropriately and immediately in emergency situations.
  • May be assigned to work in the role of a Patient Observer and provide direct observation of one or more patients who have been assessed as a safety risk to themselves and require constant monitoring.
  • Complies with all department and hospital policies and procedures.
  • Participates in and completes all appropriate Hospital and department specific training requirements.

Standard Staffing Level Responsibilities:

  • Meets established productivity standards.
  • Facilitates and promotes the sharing of knowledge and content throughout departments.
  • Takes responsibility for ensuring that all work outcomes satisfy the UMass Memorial Health System True North.
  • The individual must support the mission, vision, and goals of HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital and serve as a role model for CARES values.
  • Adheres to change control processes.
  • Participates in cross training to optimize department resources.
  • Demonstrates excellent attendance and actively participates in a variety of meetings and training sessions as required.
  • Demonstrates a friendly, responsive, service-minded attitude to all internal and external customers.
  • Communicates ideas effectively. Shares information and keeps others properly informed. Gives, and is open to useful feedback.
  • Adheres to the HealthAlliance Hospital Code of Conduct and Behavior Standards and dress code.
  • Complies with established environment of care/safety policies and procedures and all health and safety requirements.
  • Maintains and fosters an organized, clean, and safe work environment.
  • Contributes to the development and application of process improvements.
  • Maintains a collaborative, team relationship with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the group’s achievement of goals and to help foster a positive work environment.
  • Attends staff meetings and in-service programs as required or directed. Keeps current with hospital and unit changes by reading communication boards and/or books, bulletin boards, posted notices and reads and responds to e mails on a regular basis.
  • Practices cost containment and fiscal responsibility through the efficient use of supplies, equipment, time, etc.
  • Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
  • Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed.
  • Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.
  • Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.
  • Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standard of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.
  • Maintains, regular, reliable, and predictable attendance.
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

All responsibilities are essential job functions.

Position Qualifications:

License/Certification/Education:

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) certification

Experience/Skills:

Required:

  • Minimum one (1) year of subacute or long-term care experience
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, infection control guidelines, and sterile technique
  • Ability to perform detailed assignments with minimal supervision and work under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an efficient team
  • Ability to always act in a respectful and professional manner even under stressful situations
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and customer skills
  • Ability to read, write, and speak clearly in English

Preferred:

Unless certification, licensure or registration is required, an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed in this description may be substituted for the above requirements.

Department-specific competencies and their measurements will be developed and maintained in the individual departments. The competencies will be maintained and attached to the departmental job description. Responsible managers will review competencies with position incumbents.

Standards of Respect:

Acknowledge Listen Communicate Be Responsive Be a Team Player Be Kind

We’re striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial – for our patients and for each other. We’re expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMH recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected]. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.