The incumbent will transport and transfer patient's ambulatory or wheelchair as needed within the home environment. Communicates with and observes patients during transporting procedures and takes appropriate action to ensure patient safety. Provides nursing care to chronically and/or acutely ill patients under the minimal direction of the Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, and/or the physician. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Accurately collects and records vital signs, height, and weight according to unit standard. Collecting Specimens: sputum, urine (routine & sterile), feces, and others as directed by team lead for storage and delivery to lab according to unit standard. Notify nurse of change in patient's condition and/ or hazardous environments, including VS, physical or behavioral S&S, psychosocial, supply and/or equipment issues. Under the guidance of the nurse or provider, prepares and positions the patient and arranges and passes medical supplies and materials to the providers or nurses for a variety of diagnostic tests. Reinforces patient education already performed by nurse. Guides and motivates patient toward achievement of goals. Performs non-invasive procedures under the direction of a provider/nurse and records and reports results. Activities of Daily Living: bathing, feeding, oral care, hair care and other personal hygiene duties and range of motion activities. Applies ointments, creams, shampoos, solutions, etc. per policy. Sets up meals, documents consumption, reports changes in appetite. Work Schedule: Full time, Monday through Friday , Days Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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