The Nurse Aide is responsible for performing basic nursing procedures in assisting in the care of patients.
Provides personal care including bath, shampoo, shave, back rub, positions patients, makes beds, prepares patients for meals, feeds patients, and passes ice water.
Answers all signal lights and bells promptly to determine and meet patient needs.
Collects specimens, stool, urine, sputum, etc.
Collects input and output and records appropriately.
Collects and records vital signs on patient. Obtain and records pertinent patient information per hospital policy.
Assists and/or feeds patients, provides between meal nourishment’s, provides fresh drinking water and encourages fluids when indicated.
Assists in progressive ambulation of patients by wheelchair, stretcher, and bed.
Administers enemas, douches and inserts rectal tubes and documents appropriately.
Applies ace bandages and elastic stockings, fills hot water bottles, ice bags, pads and humidifiers.
Cares for Foley catheters and Levine tubes as instructed by nurse.
Applies condom drains and scrotal suspensatories, unsterile compresses, and binders.
Gives postmortem care and transports body to morgue.
Applies restraints and siderails to assure safety of patients.
Observes isolation technique and gives direct patient care to patients on isolation.
Assists in colostomy care.
Sets up Orthopedic appliances.
Runs errands, delivers messages, and answers telephone.
Maintains a safe environment.
Observes for and reports safety hazards, and prepares incident reports.
Prepares patients for surgery, x-ray and other therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
Prepares patients for examination and treatment:
Assists in the orientation of the new patient to his surroundings.
Assists in maintaining a sanitary and safe environment in service and nursing areas.
Participates in team conferences, in-service education programs and staff meetings.
Assists other hospital employees as needed, i.e. OR Aide returning patients from the Recovery Room, x-ray, etc. (when indicated).
Assists with admissions, transfers, and discharges of patients.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
High School diploma or GED equivalent.
Successful completion of hospital approved Nursing Aide Training Program.
Three (3) months on-the-job training is required to attain proficiency of performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
Additional training may be required and given, to work in some areas; i.e. competency listing with the State of Kentucky to work in SNF.