External Description

Description - External

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital remains among the nation's top hospitals for patient experience as a recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the eighth consecutive year. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.

1. Assists with patient assessment and care provision
o Measures intake & output
o Observes and records feces and urine
o Observes/reports or records patient response to care given
o Identifies and reports deviation in v/s or patient observations & patient needs to RN
o Assists with dressing and undressing
2. Assists patients in meeting nutritional and elimination needs
o Feeds patients, provides fresh drinking water/liquids & nourishment's
o Assists patients with bedpans/urinals/commode
3. Assists patients with bed rest care and mobility
o Assists with turning and positioning with RN or EMT.
o Transfers to w/c or stretcher with assist as indicated
o Assists with use of assistive devices such as walkers, canes, crutches
4. Assists patient with comfort care and emotional support
o Protects patient 's physical privacy during care
o Provides reassurance, acceptance and encouragement during times of stress
o Listens attentively/displays interest in patient
o Updates patient/family as directed by RN
o Provides diversional activities
o Provides comfort measures
5. Assists in promoting patient safety & environmental cleanliness/order
o Uses side rails appropriately
o Keeps patient unit clean, clutter-free, and free of hazards
o Keeps call bell within patient reach
o Answers call bells promptly reporting patient's need as indicated
o Carries out isolation precautions
o Observes oxygen precautions
o Recognizes life threatening emergencies & responds appropriately
6. Utilizes organizational skills to assure smooth functioning of department operations.
o Checks with charge nurse frequently to prioritize duties related to ongoing department activity
o Prioritizes delegated tasks based on patient care needs and unit activities and requests assistance as needed
o Runs errands as required, delivering specimens to the lab, transporting patients, assisting with special procedures, and other tasks as indicated
o Completes work/assignments within allotted time, reporting unfinished responsibilities
o Assists RN with the patient disposition
o Turns over Express Care rooms to facilitate EC turnaround time goal.
o Preforms room checks, restocks and obtains items commonly used for patient care
o Assists with the orientation of new or transferred employees
7. Performs clerical duties as assigned
o Assembles packets and charts
o Enters lab, pulmonary and diagnostic procedure orders in the computer Order Entry system
8. Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in LNA practice
o Acquires and maintains clinical knowledge and skills appropriate to the assigned area and practice setting
o Maintains personal documentation of inservice attendance
9. Demonstrates competency in performance of procedures and skills under the direction of the RN
o Simple dressing change
o Suture set-up and assist
o Uncomplicated IV removal
o Application of vital sign monitoring equipment
o Application of seizure pads
o Application of cold
o 12-Lead EKG acquisition
o Clean catch UA specimen collection
o Waived tests, Chain of Custody Urine tests
o Simple splint application, Sling, Ace wrap
o Crutch fitting
o Ortho shoes
o O2 per RN direction
o Phlebotomy
o Pyxis Supply Station
o Logicare preparation
10. Assists Triage RN with Nurse First function
o Identifies patient chief complaint
o Notifies RN of emergent patient complaints
o Brings patient to appropriate treatment area
o Assists with patient/equipment set up as time allows
o Provides safe handoffs to treatment RN

Qualifications - External

Experience Minimum Required
• 3 Months LNA or EMT-B experience, preferably in an acute care setting
Experience Preferred/Desired
• 1 year experience as an LNA or EMT-B
Education Minimum Required
• High School Diploma or Equivalent
Special Skills Minimum Required
Licensure and/or Certifications Required
• LNA or EMT

EEO Statement
EEO Statement

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Job Details:

Posted Date : 2022-04-21

Expiry Date : 2022-07-21

Job type : Part Time

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