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AUA or Nursing Assistant - FT - Days - Cardiothoracic ICU - Baptist Medical Center

Company: Integris
Location: Denton
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Job Description:

Advanced Unlicensed Assistant

Job Code: 2318

*Ability to fill with Nursing Assistant (Job Code: 2312)

Position Summary:

The Advanced Unlicensed Assistant performs delegated direct patient care activities to an assigned group of patients, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. This position requires population specific competencies. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.

INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Essential Functions:

The Advanced Unlicensed Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Performs personal patient care tasks, such as mouth care, making beds, giving baths, perineal care, hair care, shaving patients, giving backrubs, and emptying bedpans or urinals

* Assists with patient safety issues such as presence of identification arm band, adherence to patient fall protocol and use of restraints, positioning of patients, promotion of an environment for rest and sleep, reporting of incidents/injury occurrences

* Performs treatments which may include urinary catheter care, enema administration, preparation of sitz baths, applying compresses, and assisting with patient ambulation

* Conducts and documents basic diagnostic testing which includes but is not limited to, obtaining vital signs; 12-Lead EKG; telemetry monitor and pulse oximetry and Doppler

* Performs selected sterile procedures that include specimen collection, wound care, tracheostomy care, urinary catheterization, and tube feedings

* May retrieve and transport medications

Accountability:

The Advanced Unlicensed Assistant reports to the department manager / director.

Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):

Keyboarding/Dexterity: Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time

Standing/Walking: Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time

Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects)

Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes

Seeing: Yes

Hearing: Yes

Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): Yes

This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.

Environmental Conditions:

Potential for exposure to infections and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment, chemicals. Must follow standard precautions.

PACU: Occasionally exposed to patient being X-rayed. Frequently exposed to low levels of exhaled anesthetic gases.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.

Qualifications:

* High School Diploma or equivalent

* Current Oklahoma Advanced Unlicensed Assistant certification

* Current BLS certification or completion within 90 days of hire.

* Must be able to communicate effectively in English (Verbal/Written)

* Department specific competencies will be completed in the applicable department during the orientation process

Float Pool only:

* This job requires the incumbents to operate an INTEGRIS-owned vehicle OR personal vehicle (non INTEGRIS-owned) and therefore must have a current Oklahoma State Driver's License as well as a driving record which is acceptable to our insurance carrier

Keywords: Integris, Denton , AUA or Nursing Assistant - FT - Days - Cardiothoracic ICU - Baptist Medical Center, Healthcare , Denton, Texas

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