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Nurse Assistant at Catholic Health System

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8 Jul, 2016

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Job description

  • NURSE ASSISTANT – Nursing – Union (Mercy Hospital of Buffalo): Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides nursing care to non-acutely ill patients and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse in charge of the patients and/or nursing unit.REPORTS TO: Nurse ManagerSupervisory Responsibilities

    None

    Education

    Skills And Educational Requirements (minimum)

     

  • High School or GED

Knowledge, Skill And Ability

  • Mental and physical health sufficient to withstand strenuous activity, bending, lifting, walking.
  • Desire and skill to meet the needs of the geriatric, chronically ill or long term patients.
  • Continuous awareness of need for safety measures in patient care.
  • To assist other hospital staff in direct patient care.

Working Conditions

 

  • Ability to cope with stress and handle multiple priorities is required.
  • Obligation to conserve supplies, equipment and time in a cost-effective environment.
  • May also be exposed to communicable diseases.

Physical Effort

ACTIVITY & STRENGTH: (MEDIUM)
Low Lift (floor to knuckle): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)
Mid Lift (knuckle to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)
High Lift (shoulder and above): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)
Full Lift (floor to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)
Carry: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)
Push: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)
Pull: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)
Overall Strength Category: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

Dictionary Of Occupational Titles
Constant (C) 67-100% Workday
Occasional – Frequent (F) 34-66% Workday
Occasional (O) 0-33% Workday
Not Present (N)

Activity – Job Demand
Walk – Frequent
Climb Stairs – Occasional

Stoop – Frequent

Kneel – Occasional
Crouch – Occasional
Reach (immediate) – Frequent
Reach (overhead) – Occasional
Handling – Frequent
Fingering – Frequent
Sitting – Occasional
Standing – Constant
Push Cart – Frequent
Pull Cart – Frequent
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS: INTERNAL:

  • Communicates appropriately with peers, supervisors, and physicians.
  • Demonstrates a supportive team spirit with team members within Patient Care Services.

 

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