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Nursing Assistant I (Per Diem)-Inpatient Float Pool

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Description
This position qualifies for a $1,200 commitment incentive. The $1,200 will be made in one (1) full installment once the employee completes six (6) months of work. Learn more here:
Functions as an NA I floating throughout the hospital working as Personal Nurse Assistant giving one on one care or staffing on any unit in the hospital. Must be flexible and interested in caring for patients in all service areas from emergency department to critical care, all ages from infant to geriatrics. NA provides routine direct and indirect care in hospital setting, all work performed is under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or physician.This position may float to the Medical Center in Chapel Hill, the Hospital at Hillsborough or our Wakebrook campus in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Must be able to work a minimum of 36 hours in a 6 week scheduling period with preferred scheduling. Shifts can be 4, 8, 10 or 12 hours. There is a requirement for 2 weekend shifts and at least 1-12 hour or 2-8 hour night shifts every scheduling period.Must be able to attend a week of orientation at the time of hire and then work 4 12-hour shifts within the first 3 weeks to complete precepting.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.
Responsibilities:
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 family interactions.
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 clerical functions.
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:
Education Requirements:
--- High School diploma or GED
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
--- 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: Flex Staffing II-IV Per Diem Work Type: Per Diem
Standard Hours Per Week: 6.00Work Schedule: RotatingLocation of Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email applicant.accommodations@unchealth.unc.edu if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , Nursing Assistant I (Per Diem)-Inpatient Float Pool, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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