DeTar Healthcare System
Location VICTORIA, TX (DeTar Healthcare System)
Department Med/Surg (unit/floor 5)
Performs various direct patient care activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Assists patients in dressing or undressing, bathing, or eating. Collects non-invasive body fluid specimens or gathers vital signs but does not start or administer intravenous fluids. Aids physicians and nursing staff members with procedures if needed. Documents patient interactions as needed. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. High school diploma or equivalent. No experience necessary. Certification from an accredited nursing assistant program.
Nurse Aides assist nurses in the care of patients by doing or assisting the patient in the routine activities of daily living. They help keep patients comfortable and tend to their basic needs. Tasks include assisting with meals as needed, answering call lights when patients signal for help, patient positioning, toileting, make beds, give baths and massages, and fill water pitchers and ice bags. They may also perform routine tests, such as taking a patient's temperature, pulse, and blood pressure, pulse oximetry and accucheck, for which they have competencies documented.
Nurse Aide course and certification required.
Orientation and training will be provided that is specific to the unit until able to function independently and demonstrates proficiency in basic skills.
Current Texas certification as a Nurse Aide.
Current BCLS certification or obtained during the first week of orientation.
Knowledgeable in basic bedside care and assistance to patient in nutrition, hygiene, and activities of daily living.
Specific knowledge of medical terminology to be able to understand carry out the instructions given by RN, LVN or physician orders.
General knowledge of arithmetic, spelling, and grammar to be able to do drug calculations and properly document patient care.