The purpose of this position is to provide basic patient care in a manner conducive to the comfort and safety of patients, under the direction of the nursing staff.
Description of Required Duties and Tasks:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.Recognize and respond to the needs of patients.
Assist in lifting, turning, moving, positioning and transporting patients into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
Observe patients conditions, measuring and recording food and liquid intake and output and vital signs, and report changes to the charge/staff nurse as soon as possible.
Verify the identification of a patient to ensure appropriate care is provided to the correct patient.
Report and record patients intake on meal percentage sheets and report to charge nurse intake of less than 25%.
Reports accidents and incidents when they occur.
Assist in admitting, transferring and discharging patients.
Report to supervisor all complaints and grievances made by patients, families, visitors and agencies.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Associated topics: ccu, domiciliary, intensive care unit, nurse rn, recovery, registed, registered nurse, staff nurse, surgical, transitional