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PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The purpose of this position is to provide the necessary support staff that is needed to assist licensed staff, physicians and other healthcare providers in the Nursing Department. Under the direction of the Director of Inpatient Services and clinical supervision by a licensed nurse, floats to various areas in the Nursing Department and assists as directed with special procedures and performs designated patient related duties according to established policies and procedures.
Duty 1: Performs all duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Duty 2: Maintains all departmental and unit specific competencies for the support and provision of patient care.
Duty 3: Assist with patient care and room preparation as directed by nursing staff or designee to address patient needs and safety.
Duty 4: Demonstrate knowledge and skill necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on assigned unit/department to facilitate the identification and reporting of changes in patient condition or behavior.
Duty 5: Displays Service Excellence as evidenced by practicing the mission, vision, and values of the organization to promote patient satisfaction.
Duty 6: Complies with organizational policies, procedures, and practices to ensure quality job performance and hospital compliance.
Duty 7: Demonstrates psychosocial skills in providing emotional support to both the patient and family. Possesses an understanding of psychological reactions to illness and injury as well as behavioral responses to crises.
Duty 8: Orders and restocks patient care supplies as needed to provide stock to meet daily patient care needs.
Duty 9: May assist RN staff with other duties in which associate has received documented formal training, and has completed and been approved under BVHS competencies. Examples may include but not limited to, Foley insertion, dressing changes, colostomy bag changes
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