Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific
to the standard of care for patient's age.
Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower or
whirlpool, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, changing bed
linens, cleaning over bed table and bedside stand, straightening
room and other general care as necessary throughout the day.
Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed,
oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning over
bed tables, straightening room and other general care as
Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of
Prepares patients for meals; serves and removes food trays and
assists with meals or feeds patients if necessary.
Distributes drinking water and other nourishments to patients.
Answers patient call lights, anticipates patient's needs and makes
rounds to assigned patients.
Assists patients with the handling of personal property: dentures,
glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, etc.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that
optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of
medical/health care errors.
Transports patients to and from various departments in the
Reports and, when appropriate, records any changes observed in
condition or behavior of patients and unusual incidents.
Assists in the preparation of admissions, transfers and discharge
Assists licensed nursing staff with treatment procedures.
Demonstrates ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the
patient's response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for
Integrates the plan of care with Rehabilitation Services treatment
plan to attain patient's optimal level of functioning.
Provides general nursing care: positioning patients, lifting and
turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting
patients with the bedpan, commode; assists ambulating patients.
Uses correct body mechanics.
Checks patient for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to
licensed nursing staff.
Obtains and records temperature, pulse, respirations, blood
pressure, weight, intake and output.
Makes rounds with oncoming shift to ensure the unit is left in good
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department
and with other departments.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to nurse, supervisor,
co-workers, physicians and the Rehabilitation Services staff.
Consults other departments, as appropriate, to provide for an
interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function
under stressful situations.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity;
ensures patient confidentiality.
Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and
linens and follows established charge procedures for patient charge
Follows infection control procedures. Keeps the unit clean and
Meets current documentation standards and policies.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
Response to the patient is appropriate in emergency or physically
Performs other duties as assigned within the nurse assistant's
scope of practice.
Other duties as assigned
Completion of course for nursing assistants
Current Tennessee certification as a Nursing Assistant
Minimum six months experience in an acute or long term facility
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal