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Definition
The Nursing Assistant performs assigned duties for patient care in a variety of settings in accordance with the regulation set forth by the State of Georgia and the policies of Trimark Health Services to maintain the safety, health and welfare of patients.

Level of Responsibilities
Receives assignments and works under the direct supervision of a professional nurse.

Requirements

  1. Successful completion of a nurse aid training and competency evaluation program recognized by the State of Georgia Department of Human Resources/ OR successful completion of a competency examination for nurse aides recognized and approved by the State of Georgia Department of Human Resources/ OR successful completion of health care/ personal care credentialing program recognized and approved by the State of Georgia Department of Human Resources.

  2. Understanding of and ability to practice safety measures. Participation in a light duty program if required.

  3. Knowledge of nutrition and food services.

  4. Knowledge and skills and accuracy in observing, reporting, and recording.

  5. Ability to communicate effectively.

  6. Ability to lift at least 50 pounds, assisting with patient transferring and ambulation.

  7. Ability to read and understanding instructions for patient care.

  8. Participation in a drug free work place and the Company drug policy.

  9. Attend a minimum of 8 hours of staff development and/or in-service every year.


    Duties and Responsibilities – Care Related

  1. Assistance with bathing, toileting, grooming, shaving, dental care, dressing, meal preparation, and eating.

  2. Assistance with treatment procedures.

  3. Assistance with ambulation, transfer and positioning.

  4. Provide light housekeeping services.

  5. Preparation service of meals and shopping for food.

  6. Assistance with oral medications which are ordinarily self administered.

  7. Reporting to supervisor any changes in the patient condition.

  8. Contributing to the plan for patient care.

  9. Teaches simple health and homemaking skills related to disease prevention and safety.


General Duties

  1. Maintenance of Patient Daily Records and reports.

  2. Participation in safety policies of the Company.

  3. Reporting to supervisor any safety hazards.

  4. Transportation of ill clients.

  5. Participation in staff development and in-services.

  6. Interpretation of nursing instructions for patients and families.
    Management reserves the right to require an occupational physical stress exam when appropriate.


Disclaimer

The duties, responsibilities, and requirements listed herein are not exhaustive, but represent the most accurate list for the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description including the requirement of other duties to be performed.