Nursing Assistant I (Per Diem) - Behavioral Health Emergency Department
Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: July 31, 2022
Description A Nursing Assistant I Per Diem is needed for the UNC
Hospitals Behavioral Health Emergency Department (BHED). The -UNC
Hospitals Behavioral Health Emergency Department (BHED)provides
care to approximately 5,000 patients annually. The department
operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With the new state of the
art Emergency Department Transitional Unit, the BHED can
accommodate up to 42 beds for patients seeking mental health care
in a patient centered environment. BHED staff partner and work
closely with Emergency Medicine to provide compassionate, quality
mental health care, focusing on the unique needs of patients and
families which may include those struggling with mental illness
and/or substance use disorders.
This is a Per Diem/ at-will position requiring the ability to work
a minimum of 12 hours every 2 weeks; Shifts are for rotating day &
night, 12 hours (7am-7:30pm & 7pm-7:30am) with weekend and holiday
rotation. Self-scheduling is used to meet the needs of the unit and
the staff. Must be able to complete required hospital orientation
(Monday through Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm).
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse
employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of
the unique communities we serve.Summary:
Provides routine direct and indirect patient care in a hospital,
clinic or home health care setting. All work performed is under the
direct supervision of a registered nurse or physician.
1. Assist physicians and other health care providers with routine
examinations and procedures, as well as procurement of equipment
and supplies during emergency situations.
2. In the psychiatric setting, aids patients in reality
orientation, participates in behavior modification plans/therapy,
provides informal support therapy to patients/families, provides
verbal de-escalation of potentially aggressive patients, aids in
the physical management of aggressive/out-of-control patients,
facilitates age appropriate play for children, and monitors the
therapeutic milieu activities on assigned unit to ensure that
emotional and safety needs of patients are met.
3. Observes, collects, and documents patient information obtained
while providing care and promptly report significant changes in the
patient's condition to a registered nurse or physician.
4. Provides assistance to patients and their families during
admission to the clinical area, orientation to the
hospital/clinic/home health experience, and discharge
5. Provides care/ treatments to patients as outlined in plan of
care including, but not limited to, the measurement of vital signs,
height and weight, specimen collection, skin preps/scrubs, catheter
care, capillary blood glucose checks, simple wound care, range of
motion exercises, postural drainage, and supportive 11 patient and
6. Provides direct personal care to patients as outlined in plan of
care for routine activities of daily living such as bathing,
dressing, feeding and assisting with ambulation.
7. Provides indirect care to patients and assigned area to include,
but not limited to, cleaning the work area, changing linens,
re-stocking supplies, cleaning/sterilizing instruments,
transporting patients/ supplies/ specimens, assisting in the
orientation of new employees and students, and some routine
8. Reinforces routine teaching given to patients by the registered
nurse or physician and document patient understanding of
instructions. Distributes patient education materials at the
request of patients and/or health care providers.
Other InformationOther information:
--- High School diploma or GED
--- Listed as Nursing Assistant I with the North Carolina
Department of Health and Human Services.
--- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification or Basic Life
Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
Professional Experience Requirements:
--- Six (6) months of relevant nursing assistant experience, which
may include a nursing assistant course
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
--- Fluent in verbal and written English language and able to
develop basic computer skills.
Job DetailsLegal Employer: -STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: ED Psychiatric Area -Work Type: Per Diem
Standard Hours Per Week: 6.00Work Schedule: RotatingLocation of
Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , Nursing Assistant I (Per Diem) - Behavioral Health Emergency Department, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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