Nursing Assistant I Job Listing at Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Westfield, MA (Job ID commonwealthma-J27213)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Location: Westfield, 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 and Part-Time
Salary Range:
$26,766.22 to $33,847.84 Annually
Bargaining Unit:
02
Shift:
Multiple
Confidential:
No
Number Of Vacancies:
4
City/Town:
Westfield
Region:
WESTERN
Facility Location:
91 East Mountain Road, Westfield, MA 01085
Application Deadline:
09-19-2014
Apply Online:
No
Posting ID:
J27213
This position is funded from the Commonwealth''s annual operating budget.Duties:
Provides direct patient care such as taking vital signs, changing simple dressings, performing basic first aid, recording intake and output, giving enemas; applying ice packs and compresses.

Assists nursing staff by running errands, changing linen; transporting and cleaning equipment; delivering messages; responding to patient call lights; serving and collecting food trays; etc., in order to assist in the efficient operation of the patient care unit.

Provides for the daily care and the personal or hygiene needs of patients by giving baths, backrubs and feedings, including G/tube and J/tube feedings; grooming, toileting and performing other activities of daily living in order to promote patient wellness.

Makes observations regarding patient behavior and physical changes and reports them to appropriate nursing personnel according to unit policies and procedures.

Positions, transfers and transports patients using unit equipment and proper body mechanics to prevent injury to patients or self.

Records and documents information in patient records according to current nursing policy to ensure quality and continuity of patient care.

Participates in patient care conferences and staff meetings, and quality assurance activities etc., as required in order to share information and make recommendations regarding patient rehabilitation and treatment plans.

Provides rehabilitative training to patients such as bowel and bladder training, range of motion exercises, positioning, and good body alignment as required.

Performs nursing assistant duties with others in a cooperative, confidential and professional manner in order to facilitate proper communication of patient care.

Rotates on days, evenings, nights and other clinical care units as necessary to provide patient safety on all units and shifts.

Performs related duties as assigned, such as maintaining and updating files; administering post-mortem care; providing meals, snacks and water to patients; participating in training and development programs; ambulating and exercising patients; setting up, cleaning and disposing of equipment; assisting families and visitors; and performing other activities as required to ensure efficient operation of the unit.
Qualifications:
Minimum Entrance Requirements: None Special Requirements: None
Comments:
As applicable, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for employees laid off or bumped from this title who are eligible for recall, and in accordance with Article 14 or applicable Collective bargaining requirements.

CPR Required.

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:
Mail or fax cover letter and resume to:

Western Massachusetts Hospital
Employment and Staffing Department
91 East Mountain Road
Westfield, Ma 01085

Fax# (413) 562-2527
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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