Unit Assistant - Nursing
Job Details
Woodland Pond, Inc - New Paltz, NY
Full Time
Day

Unit Assistant - Nursing

 

Responsible to Position Classifications

LPN Unit Manager, Lead LPN Hourly/Non-Exempt

 

Directly Supervises and Evaluates

None

 

Is Back Up To: CNA (Limited)

Is Backed Up By: CNA

 

WOODLAND POND CONFORMANCE STATEMENT

In the performance of their respective duties and responsibilities all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Performing quality work with or without direct supervision
  • Interacting professionally with other employees, residents, guests, and all others
  • Working effectively and in accordance with the Woodland Pond Communication Fundamentals
  • Completing tasks independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations
  • Complying with all federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations as well as Woodland Pond policy and procedure at all times

 

Position Summary
The Unit Assistant is responsible to perform assigned tasks, as directed by the LPN. Including but not limited to, making resident beds daily, ensuring that laundry and linens are kept neat and organized, garbages are emptied and not overflowing, and that resident rooms are maintained in a neat orderly fashion.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (*CF indicates Critical Function) All items are critical functions in relation to the position*

 

Frequent rounding to perform the following tasks:

  • Ensuring that the white boards are up-to-date with the necessary information
  • Stripping and making the beds in accordance with bed cleaning/bed making schedule
  • Emptying garbage cans and inserting new liners. Disposing of trash in the proper soiled utility areas
  • Assisting residents to and from programming
  • Removing and discarding infection control materials, red bag waste, and other soiled materials

 

Resident Assistance:

  • Answers unanswered resident call bells promptly, assisting the resident as needed and permitted, and reporting to nursing staff any clinical nursing related need.(*CF)
  • In emergency situaitons, provides 1:1 resident supervision when certified staff is unavailable to do so, at the request of the Unit Manager

 

Safety and Sanitation:

  • Washes hands before and after performing any direct service for the resident
  • Keeps the nurses call system within easy reach of the resident (*CF)
  • Immediately notifies the Nurse of any resident leaving/missing from the facility (*CF)
  • Follows established safety precautions in the performance of all duties
  • Reports any communicable or infectious disease to the Director of Nursing Services and/or to the Infection Control Coordinator
  • Follows established isolation precautions and procedures (*CF)
  • Reports missing/illegible labels and SDSs to your supervisor

 

Equipment and Supply:

  • Uses only the equipment you have been trained to use in a safe manner
  • Reports defective equipment to Supervisor
  • Informs the Supervisor of equipment and supply needs

Personnel:

  • Performs all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisor. (*CF)
  • Cooperates with inter-departmental personnel, as well as other facility personnel to ensure that non nursing services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents and the facility. (*CF)
  • Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift
  • Meets with nursing and housekeeping personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services
  • Reports all complaints and grievances made by the resident to proper department(*CF)
  • Reports and/or cleans occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals
  • Reports known or suspected incidents of fraud to the Administrator/Corporate Compliance Officer

 

Staff Development:

  • Attends and participates in scheduled orientation programs and activities
  • Attends and participates in facility in-service training programs as instructed

 

Resident Rights:

  • Maintains the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected health information. Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information (*CF)
  • Ensures that you treat all residents fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect, knocking before entering room, ensuring privacy (*CF)
  • Reports all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property (*CF)

 

Administrative:

  • Agrees not to disclose assigned user ID code and password for accessing resident/facility information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator
  • Agrees not to disclose residents protected health information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator
  • Reports any known or suspected unauthorized attempt to access facilitys information system

 

  • All other duties as assigned

 

GENERAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Maintains high standards for work areas, attitude and appearance
  • Understands that honesty and ethics are essential in the performance of duties
  • Willing to learn and grow
  • Demonstrates maturity in judgment and behaviors
  • Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and team concept
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace
  • Accepts and responds to constructive criticism
  • Able to work a flexible schedule
  • Maintains predictable and reliable attendance

 

Qualifications

  1. High school diploma or HSE
  2. Proficiency with computers and standard office software
  3. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care primarily to the geriatric population

 

Degree of Travel

Travel required for occasional off-site meetings

 

Disruption to Routine

Disruption to routine is to be expected frequently.

 

Safety Hazards in Job

High stress, exposure to potentially hazardous secretions or environments. May be required occasionally to lift equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Demands

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continually

Sit

X

 

 

 

Stand

 

 

X

 

Walk

 

 

X

 

Bend/Stoop

 

X

 

 

Squat

 

X

 

 

Crawl

 

X

 

 

Climb

X

 

 

 

Reach Above Shoulder Level

 

X

 

 

Kneel

 

X

 

 

Balance

 

 

 

X

Lift, Carry, Push, Pull

 

 

 

 

Maximum 10 Lbs.

 

 

 

X

Maximum 20 Lbs.

 

 

X

 

Maximum 50 Lbs.

 

X

 

 

Maximum Over 50 Lbs.

X

 

 

 

Must Be Able To

 

 

 

 

See

 

 

 

X

Hear

 

 

 

X

Speak

 

 

 

X

Use One Hand

 

 

 

X

Use Both Hands

 

 

 

X

Environmental Conditions

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continually

Involves Being

 

 

 

 

Inside

 

 

 

X

Outside

 

X

 

 

Exposed to Temperatures of

 

 

 

 

32ûF and less

 

X

 

 

100ûF and more

 

X

 

 

Wet & Humid Conditions

 

X

 

 

Noise, Vibration

X

 

 

 

Fumes, Dust

X

 

 

 

Hazards, Exposure

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continually

Infectious Wastes

 

X

 

 

Toxic Chemicals

 

X

 

 

Needles/Body Fluids

 

X

 

 

Radiation

X

 

 

 

Chemotherapeutics

X

 

 

 

Occasionally = 1% to 33% of the time Frequently = 34% to 66% of the time

Continually = 67% to 100% of the time

 

 

 

 

 

EMployers DIsclaimer

  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an at will employment relationship

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I have read and understand the responsibilities of my position at Woodland Pond as outlined in this job description.

 

 

 

 

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Employee Signature Date

 

 

 

 

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Human Resources Signature Date

Qualifications

  1. High school diploma or HSE
  2. Proficiency with computers and standard office software
  3. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care primarily to the geriatric population
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