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Nursing Assistant-Critical Care

St. Luke's Hospital
Duluth

Job Description

The Nursing Assistant, under the direction of the RN, demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the Nursing Assistant role in the team delivery of patient care as defined by the MN Board of Nursing and reinforced in St. Lukes policies. Assists in providing activities of daily living and comfort measures according to a written plan of care for assigned patients. Assists with patient care activities/services of a technical nature, and assists with daily unit activities and order.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: For employees hired after 12/1/2017: Certified Nursing Assistant on either the Minnesota Department of Health Nursing Assistant Registry or the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry at the time of hire, OR see experience.
Experience: Six (6) months of verifiable clinical experience.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider orHealthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Military Training Network.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education: N/A
Experience: N/A
Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of basic mathematical computations; skill in taking temperatures, pulse, respirations, blood pressure and weight; legible printing and/or handwriting. Ability to comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions; to observe and report anything that varies from normal or expected; to communicate and work harmoniously with patients, families and health team members; to maintain confidentiality.

READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
WRITING - Basic: Ability to write simple correspondence.
SPEAKING - Basic: Ability to speak simple sentences.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES -Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking; lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients; lifts supplies/ equipment; considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling andcrouching. Ability to hear, see, stand, walk, bend, and lift up to fifty (50) pounds.

Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 35 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Up to 50 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

WORKING CONDITIONS
Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases. May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to unpleasant patient elements.

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