Nursing Assistant I Job Listing at Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Tewksbury, MA (Job ID commonwealthma-J34320)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Location: Tewksbury, MA
Application deadline: None
Type: Not specified
Career Level: Entry Level
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No
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Nursing Assistant INursing Assistant I

Agency Name:
Dept. of Public Health
Official Title:
Nursing Assistant I
Functional Title:
Nursing Assistant I
Occupational Group:
Medical Asst & Pers Svcs
Position Type:
Non-Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time:
Full-Time
Salary Range:
$28,402.66 to $35,916.92 Annually
Bargaining Unit:
02
Shift:
Multiple
Confidential:
No
Number Of Vacancies:
1
City/Town:
Tewksbury
Region:
NORTHEAST
Facility Location:
Tewksbury Hospital
Application Deadline:
02-19-2015
Apply Online:
No
Posting ID:
J34320
This position is funded from the Commonwealth''s annual operating budget.Duties:
Provides nursing care as taught in orientation and as defined by standards, policy and procedures.

Relates to patients appropriately being sensitive to their needs and wishes.

Understands and maintains confidentiality of patient information.

Participates in Unit and Patient Care Planning Meetings.

Assists all nursing staff in caring for groups of patients using learned procedures, and with concern for safety and infection control practices.

Understand and uses correct body mechanics in relation to patient care and self, lifts safely.

Meets the patients'' personal hygiene needs by care of mouth, teeth (including dentures) hair, nails and feet.

Administers all types of baths; complete and partial bed bath, tub bath.

Gives good skin care including back care.

Gives and removes bedpans and urinals; assists patient in use of commodes. Administers enemas.

Makes occupied unoccupied beds.

Assists the patient in walking to and from the bed, chair and bathroom and on and off a stretcher or wheelchair.

Knows how to position patients correctly using proper body alignment.

Knows how to weigh patients using mechanical weighing apparatus and measures height.

Uses special equipment such as Hoyer lift, Surgi lift, chair and bed scale and etc.

Uses equipment safely such as siderails and restraints appropriately.

Uses equipment properly; bedboards, cradles, air/foam mattresses, floatation pads, foot stools, etc.

Collects routine urine and stool specimens.

Takes TPR''s; reports results to licensed staff.

Immediately reports all unusual observations about a patient to the nurse.

Provides a proper environment for patient at mealtimes, assists feeding, and records intake properly. Provides fluids and snacks as required.

Documents care on ADL sheet, I & O, turning & Positioning Record.

Practices Universal Precautions and follows policies and procedures for disposal of contaminated and biohazardous waste.

Answers patient call light and responds to patient requests as appropriate to job requirements.

Assists in post mortem care.

Assists in keeping all unit areas tidy, clean and uncluttered.

Uses courteous telephone manners; is courteous in all conversations.

Knows role in Medical Emergencies, (including Heimlich Maneuver), Fire, Bomb Threat and Disaster Procedures.

Compliance with all applicable state and federal laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) regulations which govern the privacy and confidentiality of information about patients.

Performs related duties as required.
Qualifications:
Minimum Entrance Requirements: None Special Requirements: None
Preferred Qualifications:
Certification (CNA) required.
Comments:
Tewksbury Hospital provides comprehensive treatment, care and comfort to adults with chronic medical and mental illness. Tewksbury Hospital serves its patients with dignity and respect, emphasizing active treatment in the least restrictive setting. Set on 800 acres of scenic farmland and historic buildings, the campus grounds provide a natural, therapeutic environment for patients and staff. Approximately 350 patients reside on 13 units; services include: Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology and Behavioral neurology, ophthalmology, optometry, dental, podiatry, urology and infectious disease.
As applicable, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for Civil Service/ConTest Reinstatement/Reemployment or to those candidates who have passed the civil service examination for this job title, and who respond to the job certification that was recently issued for this location and/or to employees laid off or bumped from this title who are eligible for recall, and in accordance with Article 14 or applicable Collective bargaining requirements.

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit
http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori, and click on "Information for Job Applicants"
How To Apply:
Please reference posting ID # when applying for this position.

Please send 2 (two) copies of cover letter and resume:

Northeast Area Office of Health- HR
Tewksbury Hospital
365 East Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876

TEL: 978-851-7321 x2155 FAX: 978-851-0133
Agency Web Address:
http://www.mass.gov/dph/Diversity Officer:
Mr. Dennis Johnson, (617) 624-5471
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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