Performs a variety of cross-functional duties including intravenous (IV) catheter insertions, specimen collection, computer entry, and patient greeting and escort in a patient-focused department.
High school graduation or equivalent; Completion of an approved nursing assistant certification program.
1 year related experience preferred.
CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) certification by the Maryland Board of Nursing. CPR certification required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Basic math skills. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Venipuncture competency and intravenous(IV) catheter competency.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Assists patients with activities of daily living (ADL's) including bathing, dressing, skin care, positioning, ambulation, toileting, and range of motion activities.
Assists with environmental services support such as linen management, trash removal, and cleaning patient rooms as needed.
Assists with transport of patients, specimens, equipment, and supplies as appropriate. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality.
Communicates changes in the patient's condition to the Licensed nurse.
Completes paperwork; ensures accurate chart notes, logs, and statistical records.
Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
May be assigned to Sitter/observation duties when it meets the needs of the unit.
May participate in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
Obtains data and accurately documents pertinent patient information.
Participates in meetings and on committees and may represent the department and hospital in community outreach efforts as required.
Performs basic procedures, collects specimens, provides respiratory therapy support, performs venipuncture and obtains EKG's
Performs intravenous catheter insertions, changes of IV sites and dressings, and routine inspection of sites.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Provides and documents nutritional support for patients.
Reports actual and potential problems concerning patients, families, staff and their departments to the Registered Nurse. Responds to questions from patient, families and significant others in a prompt, courteous, positive manner, referring them to appropriate personnel if necessary.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.