Nurse Assistant

Overview

Date Posted:
11/5/2018
Location:
Health Department
City:
Maryville
State:
TN
Pay Rate:
$10.82 per hour
Employment Status:
Full-Time
Category:
Medical and Health

Description

 

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision, is responsible for nurse assisting duties of average difficulty in providing basic support to licensed health care providers; and performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:     

Assisting and Caring for Others:

  • Performs BLS (Basic Life Support), CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and other emergency responses.
  • Provides health care support as directed by the immediate supervisor.
  • Follows a prescribed health care plan or protocol.
  • Takes the patient's vital signs.  
  • Identifies patient's allergies.

Handling and Moving Objects:

  • Provides specimens for transport to an outside laboratory.

Performing General Physical Activities:

  • Provides basic support to licensed medical provider (e.g., lifting transferring and holding children, stocking and cleaning clinic rooms, and maintaining supply room).
  • Provides direct daily living care for residents: bathes dresses and feeds residents; moves, lifts or transfers residents.

Monitor Processes, Material or Surroundings:

  • Performs lab controls to ensure accuracy of equipment and materials.

Interacting with Computers:

  • Interacts with multiple computer software systems and websites to enter and receive information as appropriate.

Documenting/Recording Information:

  • Documents completed tests and results in a written and/or computerized format.
  • Records appropriate procedure codes on documents in a written format.

Performing Administrative Activities:

  • Ensures confidentiality of client information according to state and federal guidelines.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:

  • Complies with and adapt to current state and federal program and policies and all applicable laws.

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public:

  • Serves clients with dignity and respect in a professional manner.

Processing Information:

  • Verifies appropriate codes based on procedures.
  • Calculates Body Mass Index (BMI) using standardized formula.

Developing and Building Teams:

  • Demonstrates responsibilities for other co-workers’ job duties to cover breaks, lunches, absences, etc., to ensure and maintain interpersonal relationships and an efficient work flow.

Getting Information:

  • Interviews the client to determine the purpose of the visit.
  • Questions the client for medical history and understanding of clinical procedures.
  • Assesses the client for requested and/or additional services.
  • Obtains the necessary vital signs, measurements, screenings and laboratory tests.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers or Subordinates:

  • Maintains positive, constructive and cooperative communication with supervisors or peers.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:

  • Serves as a liaison between staff, vendors and other external sources.
  • Informs clients of programs, procedures and the accessibility of services.

Minimum Requirements

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • High School Diploma;
  • Valid driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge:

  • Customer and Personal
  • Service Mathematics
  • Public Safety and Security

Skills:

  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing Coordination
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Time Management

Abilities:

  •  Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Memorization
  • Number Facility
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Selective Attention
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Time Sharing
  • Visualization
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Extent Flexibility
  • Gross Body Coordination
  • Auditory Attention
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech Recognition

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Work requires lifting and carrying (up to 10 pounds); hearing, mental acuity, repetitive motion, speaking, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     

  • Work is performed in a well-lighted, modern office setting with centrally controlled heating and air conditioning.