Licensed Nursing Assistant, LNA - Nashua, New Hampshire

Full-Time | $19 hour
Posted On Mar 7

POSITION SUMMARY for Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNA): Under the direction of a licensed nurse, the Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) will deliver efficient and effective nursing care while achieving positive clinical outcomes and patient/family satisfaction. He/she will function within the standards of practice as accorded by his/her license. The LNA performs various patient care activities and related non–professional services essential to caring for personal needs and comfort of patients.

 

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS for Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNA): Successful completion of a state approved licensed nursing assistant program. A minimum of a high school education or high school equivalency diploma is preferred.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES for Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNA): Provides patient care in a manner conducive to safety and comfort. Patient care includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • Speak, read, write and understand the English language.
  • Assists patient with or performs Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
  • Obtains and records vital signs and weights per policy
  • Assists patients with ambulation and transfers
  • Positions patients in correct body alignment in and out of bed
  • Applies adaptive equipment as ordered
  • Cares for personal belongings
  • Assists physician and or licensed nurse with treatments and procedures as needed.
  • Makes both occupied and unoccupied beds
  • Accompanies patients when transported outside the center for appointments as requested
  • Ensures patients are ready for scheduled rehab therapy and transports patients to rehab area.
  • Notifies licensed nurse if patient identification is missing
  • Participates in the care planning process and implements care according to care plan.
  • Performs skin care treatments, as permitted by state regulation.
  • Applies simple clean dressing, slings, stockings, and support bandages, under direction of licensed nurse, as permitted by state regulation.
  • Feeds or assists patients with meals and provides additional nourishment and hydration per care plan.
  • Records patient's oral intake and output.
  • Answers call light or bell promptly, delivers messages, cleans areas of spillage or accidents.
  • Uses Standard precautions when caring for all patients. Adheres to contact and or droplet precautions as indicated.
  • Participates in the orientation of new nursing assistants.
  • Reports changes in patient's condition, patient/family concerns or complaints to charge nurse and or supervisor.
  • Collects and bags soiled linen and delivers to dirty linen area.
  • Obtains clean linens and supplies from supply areas, clean utility rooms, kitchen areas and all other nursing areas as assigned.
  • Transfers patient's belongings and equipment as directed and assists with post-mortem car
  • Promotes a culture of safety to ensure a healthy practice and living environment.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with other departments to provide timely effective care consistent with individual's needs, choices and preferences.
  • Contributes to an environment that is respectful, team-oriented and responsive to the concerns of staff, patients and families.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities as requested.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive Protected Health Information at all times.
  • Performs other duties as requested.
  • Next Step Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace for all employees.

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