UPMC Nursing Assistant - Tower 14 - Med/Surg – Palliative – Oncology in Altoona, Pennsylvania


Flex Full Time - Evening with Rotation, 12 hrs prn This is a union (AFSCME) position Posted: 9/15/2017

Purpose:Functions as a member of the nursing team in providing patient care and other related activities under the direction of the registered nurse in accordance with level of training.Responsibilities:

Accurately enters I & O into computer. Answers nurse call system promptly and responds appropriately. Assists in utilization of patient protective mechanisms and restraints as directed. Assists patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort; adheres to instructions issued by a team leader/Clinical Manager and follows established routine. Assists in the transfer, transport and discharge of patients. Assists patients in activities of daily living. Assists, as directed, with care of patients. Assists with toileting; collects and labels urine and fecal specimens. Assists patients into and out of bed and in turning, lifting, positioning, and ambulating. Carries out other related activities as required by the Hospital to ensure quality patient are. Adheres to universal precautions. Complies with established occupational exposure policies. Cleans and stores equipment, restocks supplies and checks for outdates routinely. Maintains patient's environment. Performs other assigned work such as general cleaning of nursing unit rooms, cupboards, and refrigerators; passes clean linen/bags and collects soiled linen. Makes patients rounds as directed. Prepares patients for meals and nourishment; serves and collects trays; feeds or assists with feeding, as directed; provides fresh water and in between meal nourishment. Provides for recreational and/or diversional activities for patients as directed. Responds appropriately to emergency situations, i.e., CPR. Runs errands as required to meet patient care needs. Stamps necessary forms and cards for patients. Takes and records temperatures, pulses, respirations, blood glucose and blood pressures; gives enemas and peri-care as directed by registered nurse. Records vital signs in computer.


Education and Formal Training Required: Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED diploma. Must have successful completion of an approved nursing assistant program. Must maintain CPR certification.Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

Act 34 Criminal Clearance Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary ResuscitationUPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities REQNUMBER: 620021