Nursing Assistant (NA) - Day shift

ID169887
Full Time
- 12 Hour Shift Days
2000 Hayes Street
Nashville, TN 37203
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Job Description

Critical Illness Recovery Hospital

 

Nursing Assistant (NA)

$5,000 sign-on bonus for full-time

12 hour day shift

 

At Select Specialty/Regency Hospitals, a division of Select Medical, we care for chronically and critically ill or post-ICU patients who require extended hospital care. Select Medical employs over 48,000 people across the country and provides quality care to approximately 70,000 patients each and every day across our four divisions.

Our mission is to provide an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment. Each employee plays a vital role in doing that by living our cultural behaviors - celebrating success, owning the future, being patient-centered, creating change, thinking first and building trust.

Do you love the challenge of working with medically complex patients? Are you passionate about delivering an excellent patient experience? If you answered 'yes', consider an opportunity with us!

Responsibilities

We are looking for valued employees who will be Champions of the Select Medical Way, which includes putting the patient first, helping to improve quality of life for the community in which you live and work, continuing to develop and explore new ideas, providing high-quality care and doing well by doing what is right.

As a Nursing Assistant (NA), you will be working alongside highly skilled clinicians and some of the best critical care nurses in the country. You will work under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse and perform routine tasks in patient care, bedside nursing, and documentation of care provided.

  • Performs vital signs accurately.  Takes temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure using appropriate single use patient equipment.  Measures and records fluid and food intake and output.  Records calorie count accurately.  Performs weights accurately.
    Performs treatments and procedures appropriately.  Collects specimens, gives douches, and sitz baths.  Assists in physical examinations, special treatments or postmortem care as directed.  Transports patients to and from various treatment centers when necessary; assists transporters in moving patients in and out of stretchers and wheelchairs utilizing “ticket to ride” protocol.
    Cleans equipment and instruments appropriately.  Maintains clean work environment.  Maintains the cleanliness of various instruments and equipment such as bedpans, urinals, and wheelchairs.  Ensures that such equipment is labeled and properly stored when not in use.  Empties canisters as needed.  Follows appropriate Infection Control protocol.  Keeps the patient’s room in clean and orderly condition.  Makes beds, replaces soiled linen, straightens bedside tables, discards trash, keeps window ledges free of clutter, removes unused equipment and returns to storage after it is properly cleaned.
    Maintains unit stock levels of supplies and equipment as directed.  Assists in restocking rooms with supplies and equipment as directed. Checks trays, charts and cabinets for adequacy of inventory; assists with cleaning when necessary.
    Performs patient care activities appropriately.  Performs services for the patient involving bathing using basinless bath products, oral hygiene, care of hair, and oral feeding.  Answers patient lights and performs services in a timely manner that adds to the physical well being of the patient.  Participates in hourly rounds.  Reports any unusual circumstances or change in patient’s condition to the Charge Nurse/Supervisor.  Recognizes and communicates cardiopulmonary arrest and initiates basic life support.  Observes patients for unusual symptoms or signs of illness and reports significant findings to Charge Nurse/Supervisor.  Practices good isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control the spread of infection.
    Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

You will demonstrate an understanding of patient needs, ensuring that each patient feels informed and understood, as well as heard. You are passionate about providing superior quality care and you are an inventive problem solver who thrives in a dynamic environment.

Minimum requirements:

  • • BLS required within 90 days of hire.  
    • High school diploma/equivalent or relevant work experience (3+ years).  
    • Requires hospital experience as a nursing assistant, certification as a nursing assistant, or experience in a related field such as a medical assistant.
    • Nursing students may be considered as nurse assistants if approved by the State Practice Act.

Additional Data

Select Medical strives to provide our employees with work-life balance, as we understand that happy employees have both fulfilling careers and fulfilling lives beyond our doors.

  • The opportunity to care for complex, critically ill patients.
  • An extensive and thorough orientation program.
  • Work jointly with an interdisciplinary team, consisting of registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and physicians to assist patients in regaining their independence.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with patients and their families.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness Days (EID).
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; Life insurance; Prescription coverage.
  • A 401(k) retirement plan with company match.
  • Short and Long Term Disability.
  • Personal and Family Medical Leave.

We'd love for you to join the team!

Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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