Assists in providing patient care and treatment in accordance with the Division of Nursing Standards. Maintains in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment, assists the patient care team to provide various patient care activities and maintains customer service focus essential for smooth operation. The age of population served is neonate to geriatric or as defined in unit-specific structural standards in the assigned area
Education & Training: High School diploma or equivalent. Certified by the Maryland State Board of Nursing as a Nursing Assistant required. Current BLS required.
Work Orientation & Experience: Previous experience as Nursing Assistant in hospital is preferred. May require up to (3) weeks of orientation with a preceptor.
Skills & Abilities: Ability to: a) read, write and comprehend medical terminology; b) effectively convey verbal and written information; c) follow directions; d) perform simple mathematical calculations correctly; e) respond to emergency situations appropriately; f) adapt hours of availability to variable and changing needs of the hospital, including all shifts; g) effectively function as a member of a collaborative team; h) organize and manage time effectively, setting appropriate priorities; i) comply with OSHA standards; and j) understands and respects importance of patient privacy and confidentiality; k) develops and promotes a constructive/positive atmosphere within the work area by demonstrating the ability to maintain cooperation with and assist fellow health team members, physicians, intra and inter-departments, hospital and nursing administration.