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  • 1st Shift
  • 2nd Shift
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

Working under the direction and supervision of the Charge and Staff Nurses and the Certified Nurses Aides, a Unit Aide does not provide personal care but will assist the residents to assure safety and comfort. The Unit Aide follows the nurses instructions. A Unit Aide observes and reports changes in the residents physical, mental and social status to nurses to ensure the well being of the resident.

Qualifications:

  1. Be of legal working age
  2. Be able to read and follow written directions
  3. Be able to communicate with residents and co-workers in English
  4. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general
  5. Work overtime is necessary
  6. Be enrolled in a Competency Training Program leading to certification in less than 120 days from the date of employment

Responsibilities:

  1. Communication
    1. Verbal
      1. Communicates pertinent information throughout the tour of duty and at change of shift to the responsible nurse
      2. Consistently communicates in a manner that demonstrates a positive and cooperative attitude
    2. Non-Verbal
      1. Utilizes appropriate and professional body language
      2. Demonstrates receptivity though active listening
  2. Resident Care Process
    1. Assessment
      1. Makes appropriate decisions regarding notifying the nurse responsible for the resident
    2. Planning
      1. Plans organization of assignment in order to complete assignment in a timely fashion
  3. Implementation
    1. Executes procedures consistent with interdisciplinary care plan, Petersen Health Care Procedure Manuals and that are within the scope of the role of the Unit Aide
      1. Maintains appropriate supplies of gloves and other personal protective equipment
      2. Assists in organizing residents drawers, closets and rooms
      3. Cleans residents jewelry as needed or upon request
      4. Verifies that all dentures, glasses and personal items are marked with proper resident’s name
      5. Cleans wheelchairs and Geri-chairs on a regular basis and as needed
      6. Passes ice water.
      7. Answers call lights and notifies appropriate personnel of resident’s
      8. Makes resident beds and provides appropriate linen as
    2. Provides for the safety and security needs of the resident by:
      1. Making frequent checks on residents and responding to the resident’s call for assistance in a timely and appropriate manner
      2. Giving appropriate explanations
      3. Maintaining communication devices (nurse call light, TV and telephone and other such equipment)
    3. Utilizes techniques of infection control such as:
      1. Frequent hand washing
      2. Standard precautions and disease specific precautionary techniques
    4. Listens to and hears resident and family anxieties and relays this information to the nurse
  1. Role Involvement
    1. Performs responsibilities in a cooperative manner under the guidance and supervision of professional nursing personnel. Uses time constructively and organizes assignments for maximum
    2. Maintains current knowledge in the Mandatory Educational Activities as Fire Safety/Evacuation Procedures, Blood borne pathogens and proper body mechanics)
    3. Demonstrates responsibility for own Standard of Practice
      1. Reporting for work as scheduled and on time
      2. Adhering to facility policy regarding absenteeism and sick time
      3. Avoiding work-related injuries through the application or proper practice techniques
    4. Assumes responsibility for personal appearance by adhering to the Petersen Health Care dress code
    5. Integrate cost effective measures nursing practices by:
      1. Using supplies efficiently
      2. Being willing to work in a team approach to accomplish goals
  2. Role Development
  3. Demonstrates support of the philosophy of Petersen Health Care by adhering to policies and
  4. Change Process
    1. Identifies areas appropriate for change in a manner that demonstrates a positive attitude
    2. Facilitates change process in a manner that demonstrates a positive attitude
    3. Adapts to change brought about by external and internal forces in a cooperative and mature way

Physical Requirements:

  1. Lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  2. Carry objects weighting up to 25 pounds
  3. Push or pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  4. Stooping and bending frequently throughout the day
  5. Reaching and grasping with arms and hands, including reaching above shoulder level
  6. Must be able to cope with stressful situations Supervised by the Charge Nurse and Director of Nursing

Special Notes of Interest

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be requires to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of this position.