Department:6011 - Float Department
Job Category:Float - Hospital
FTE:0.60 - 24 hours
Schedule:24 hrs/wk; 0645-1915 & Every 3rd Weekend
FLSA Status:Non-Exempt (Hourly)
Provides basic nursing care to patients under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Experience in an acute care setting preferred.
Demonstrates the knowledge necessary to provide culturally competent, population specific care.
Current Proof of certification from a Nursing Assistant Program required.
Ensures patient hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves and assists with showers.
Performs and supports activities of daily living (ADL's) under direction of supervising RN/LPN.
Provides for comfort needs of patients.
Promptly answers patients' call lights and requests.
Maintains good working relations among all nursing unit personnel and other hospital employees through appropriate communication.
Maintains a safe and attractive environment for patients and co-workers; transports patients and equipment as appropriate.
Instills confidence in the patient by maintaining a neat and attractive appearance and performing duties in a competent and caring manner.
With specialized training, and written approval, may perform additional and specialized tasks pertinent to assigned area.
Accepts reassignment as needed to provide necessary care for all patients.
Understands and demonstrates proper sterile/aseptic technique when assisting in applicable departments.
Supports an environment conducive to professional practice by functioning as a role model and resource person.