LNA - Med/Surg Nursing
Porter Medical Center | Middlebury, VT
The Employer has temporarily removed this postingUNIT LNA – MED/SURG: Full-time (72 hours per pay period), night shift with rotating weekends. VT LNA licensure required. Eligible for full benefits.
The LNA is responsible and accountable for providing supportive care under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. The LNA will carry out specific tasks and procedures as designated by the Registered Nurse in accordance with hospital policy and established job functions. He/she will cooperate with nursing staff in meeting needs and/or wants of patients by performing tasks for which the employee has been prepared.
Salary Range: Min/Hour: $14.00 Mid/Hour: $17.50 Max/Hour: $21.00
Per Diem Differential: $2.00/hour
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS):
- Responsible and accountable for his/her individual nursing actions.
- Promotes cost containment through appropriate use of physical and material resources.
- Assumes other duties as directed.
- Is in attendance 97% of scheduled hours.
- Is prepared to accept assignment a designated start of shift.
- Review and agree to abide by the Porter Hospital Compliance Program.
Provides direct nursing care by:
a. performing designated functions as per hospital policy
b. assisting other staff members with approved procedures
c. serving as role model
Assists the Professional Nurse
a. gathering and documenting appropriate information b. analyzing, prioritizing and completing patient assignments
- Able to complete competency check and score 80% on knowledge base exam
- Maintains certification in BLS
- Responsible for personal growth and development
- Participates in in-service education
- Evaluates own performance and participates in the annual review
- Maintains a safe environment for patients, visitors, and employees in accordance with established standards of Porter Hospital.
- Functions appropriately in emergency situations.
- Knows the hospital safety codes and responsibilities, participates in regular fire, disaster and code drill.
- Facilitates the communication process by interacting and sharing information with the Patient Care Team.
- Participates in unit meetings as appropriate.
- Participates in orientation of new staff.
- Cooperates with all members of the Health Care Team in providing physical and emotional support for patients and families.
- Respects the rights and confidentiality of patients, families, and health care providers.
- Participates in ethical decision-making.
- High School graduate or equivalent.
- Completion of a Licensed Nursing Assistant Training Program or equivalent experience.
- Current licensure as a Licensed Nursing Assistant in the state of Vermont– unrestricted.
- Neat and well groomed
- Satisfactory references.
PHYSICAL/VISUAL REQUIREMENTS/EMPLOYEE MAY BE SUBJECT TO:
- Standing or walking: for sustained periods of time
- Working primarily with hands, not necessarily repetitive
- Talking: Convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other employees accurately
- Hearing: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication
- Proper application of body mechanics.
- Medium work with occasionally heavy lifting to move patients and objects. Body agility emphasized. Physical stamina imperative.
- Uses visual inspection in conjunction with oral and written communication to assess patient needs and physical health, operation of machines, equipment and implements necessary to perform assigned duties, reading of charts and orders.
- Hazardous Materials: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin; fumes, odors, dusts, mists, blood, excretions.
- Hazardous Conditions: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as lifting/pushing/pulling. Also subject to all elements of patient care. Subject to cuts, scratches, burns and punctures.