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LNA/HUC - Women & Children Center - PT, Nights

NH-United States-Dover Apply View Saved Jobs Job ID 3159532 Date posted 06/19/2021
LNA/HUC - Women & Children Center - PT, Nights-(3159532)

Description

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a subsidiary of Massachusetts General Hospital, is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.

Job Duties:


1. Assists with patient assessment and care provision under the direction of the Registered Nurse

  • Measures / records patient information (hgt, wgt, v/s)
  • Specimen Management - Obtains, prepares and preserves a specimen for a laboratory test
  • Observes/reports or records patient response to care given
  • Identifies and reports deviation in v/s or patient observations & patient needs to RN
  • Bedside lab testing - Performs laboratory tests at the bedside or POC.

2. Prepares treatment rooms for each patient.

  • Feeding, provides nutritional intake for patient who is unable to feed self
  • Passes, collects and checks food trays
  • Assists patients with bedpans/urinals/commode
  • Tube Care - Assists with management of a patient with an external device exiting the body

3. Patient Care

  • Transports - moves a patient from one location to another
  • Self-Care Assistance: Transfer - assists a person to change body location; assists with the use of assistive devices as indicated
  • Exercise Therapy: Ambulation - promotes and assists with walking to maintain or restore autonomic and voluntary body functions during treatment and recovery from illness or injury
  • Assists with dressing and undressing

4. Assists in promoting patient safety & environmental cleanliness/order

  • Uses side rails appropriately
  • Environmental Management - Manipulates the patient's surroundings for therapeutic benefit, sensory appeal, and psychological well-being
  • Makes beds
  • Cleans and cares for equipment
  • Carries out transmission based precautions
  • Observes oxygen precautions
  • Emergency Care - Provides life-saving measures in life-threatening situations
  • Maintains known precautions- latex allergy, MRSA, seizure, etc.
  • Maintains understanding and use of adaptic equipment per the ADA.

5. Essential Functions

  • Patient Rights Protection - Protects health care rights of a patient, especially a minor, incapacitated or incompetent patient unable to make decisions. Protects patient privacy.
  • Anxiety Reduction - Minimizes apprehension, dread, foreboding, or uneasiness related to an unidentified source of anticipated danger
  • Visitation Facilitation - Promotes beneficial visits by family and friends
  • Answers call bells promptly reporting patient's need as indicated
  • Provides orientation to room/unit
  • Assists patients with communications (I.e: nursing call system, phone, etc.)
  • Provides diversional activities
  • Provides comfort measures (I.e.: back rubs, music, reading material)
  • Assists with newborn web pictures
  • Assists with newborn care and transport

6. Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in LNA practice

  • Acquires and maintains clinical knowledge and skills appropriate to the assigned area and practice setting
  • Maintains personal documentation of in-service attendance

7. Communications: Uses available resources to communicate with members of the multidisciplinary care team.

  • Greets patients, physicians, visitors and staff who arrive on unit.
  • Uses transport call system to coordinate transport services.
  • Calls stat orders to ancillary depts
  • Transfers calls to appropriate parties.
  • Answers phone by giving unit, name, and title.
  • Upon discharge makes follow up appointments and arranges for tests and procedures.
  • Uses Nurse locater/unit paging system appropriately
  • Maintains patient census tool
  • Maintains computer census (i.e. ADT functions).

8. Demonstrates competency in performance of procedures and skills under the direction of the RN

  • Glucometer
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Automatic blood pressure device
  • Simple dressing change
  • IV Removal
  • Sequential Compression Device Operation
  • Foley removal
  • Application of heat and cold
  • Restraints

9. Physician Order Entry

  • Enters physician orders via computer according to priority ( stat, routine, pre-formatted).
  • Processes and schedules daily labs, diagnostic tests and procedures.
  • Checks charts for new orders that need to be transcribed
  • Signs off orders (e.g., signature, title, date & time)
  • Follows computer down-time procedures.
  • Processes patient charges for supplies and procedures.

10. Unit Operations: Utilizes clerical and organizational skills to assure smooth functioning of department operations.

  • Maintains stock of patient care supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains a supply of chart forms or is able to access / print computerized forms
  • Maintains stock of clerical / desk supplies.
  • Documents equipment repair / maintenance needs.
  • Participates in response to emergency situations (I.e., pages codes, calls physicians, etc).
  • Checks/refills paper supply, toner in printers and copiers.
  • Sends and receives documents via fax machine.
  • Duplicates documents using copy machine
  • Orients new staff members to the unit.

11. Essential Functions

  • Files forms and reports appropriately in patients chart.
  • Restricts access to patient information (i.e. charts & computer)
  • Accurately labels forms with patient identification.
  • Assembles patient charts upon admission.
  • Assembles necessary forms for patients being transferred to an external facility.
  • Prepares patient charts for transfer to other units.
  • Puts chart in appropriate order, and sends to medical records. 

Qualifications

Experience Minimum Required
• 3 months clerical; 3 months as LNA
Experience Preferred/Desired
• Over one year clerical and transcription of orders; LNA experience in an acute care setting
Education Minimum Required
• High School graduate with office practice courses; graduate of an LNA program
Licensure and/or Certifications Required
• ARC or AHA BLS, LNA    

    Primary Location

    :NH-Dover-WDH Main Hospital

    Work Locations

    :
    WDH Main Hospital
    789 Central Ave
    Dover03820

    Job

    :Nursing Support-Other

    Organization

    :Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH)

    Schedule

    :Full-time
    Standard Hours:36

    Shift

    :Night Job

    Employee Status

    :Regular
    Recruiting Department:WDH Women & Childrens Center

    Job Posting

    :Jun 19, 2021
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