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Nursing Assistant (Temporary)

  • Location:
    EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    MEDICAL, NURSING, PHARMACY, HEALTH
  • Deadline:
    December 4, 2020

THE EASTERN REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

POSITION DESCRIPTION

1. JOB TITLE

NURSING ASSISTANT

2. DIVISION

  •   SANGRE GRANDE HOSPITAL
  •   ST. ANDREW/ST. DAVID  NARIVA/MAYARO

3. DEPARTMENT

NURSING

4. ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

The Nursing Assistant will report to the Head Nurse/District Health Visitor/District Nurse/Nurse where applicable.

5. NATURE & SCOPE

The Nursing Assistant is responsible for ensuring healthcare is provided to all clients after receiving instructions from the Medical Officer, District Health Visitor or District Nurse. He/She relieves the workload of the Head Nurse/District Health Visitor/District Nurse/ Nurse by providing actual duties to the clients. He/She also ensures that the patient care environment is prepared for the safe and effective care of customers.

6. SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Nursing Assistant would be required to:

  •   Provide patient care on a personal level; take vital signs and monitor volume flow.
  •   Prepare or perform several procedures such as simple dressings, patient bathing, giving enemas, etc.
  •   Admit and record vital signs and patient history from clients or relatives.
  •   Serve patient meals and ensure appropriate diet per client, feed the client and take the client to the toiletbefore and after meals.
  •   Make the beds, prepare trays for procedure, carbolize unmade bed, lockers and IV stands.
  •   Administer insulin to diabetic clients.
  •   Perform personal hygiene of clients: shower, oral care, toilet duties, hair care, nail care, and maintainpressure areas by lifting and turning every two (2) hours or as recommended.
  •   Test urine and record findings on client’s notes.
  •   Assist in client teaching with supervision from the Nurse.
  •   Prepare clients for physical examination by the Medical Officer.
  •   Prepare rooms, trays and trolleys for clinic activities, home care and school health examination.
  •   Check/Prepare materials and equipment for sterilization and report any defects to the Nurse Manager.
  •   Ensure requisition of supplies e.g. dressing supplies are maintained at acceptable levels and informsupervisors of deficiencies for ordering.
  •   Assist with maintenance of cold chain for vaccines.
  •   Participate in client escort activities e.g. escort clients to and from x-ray, ultra-sound, CLU, and clinics.
  •   Escort clients on the ambulance to different institutions and to homes on discharge.
  •   Ensure clients’ emotional and spiritual needs are met by use of effective communication when interactingwith clients.
  •   Involve the client in the development of his/her care.
  •   Perform home visits with District Nurse, District Health Visitor and Medical Officer.
  •   Assist with formulating health education programs.
  •   Perform other related duties as determined by the appropriate Authority.

7. KEY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  •   Knowledge of personal hygiene.
  •   Some knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in general nursing.
  •   Some knowledge of First Aid.
  •   Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions.
  •   Ability to maintain a cheerful attitude towards patients and to establish and maintain effective workingrelationship with other employees and the public.

 

8. MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  •   Possession of trained Nursing Assistant Certificate or its equivalent.
  •   At least two (2) years training with an institution recognized by the Nursing Council of Trinidad andTobago.
  •   Registered with Nursing Council of Trinidad and Tobago

9. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

 Patient Care Assistant

10. COMMUNICATION AND WORKING RELATIONSHIP

Internal:

  •   All Clinical and Nursing personnel
  •   Community Liaison Department
  •   Laboratory Department
  •   Hospital Attendants
  •   Patient Care Assistant
  •   Pharmacy

 Other members of staff

External:

  •   Public
  •   Clients
  •   Other Regional Health Authorities
  •   Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
  •   Port-of-Spain General Hospital
  •   Police Service
  •   Fire Service
  •   Students Nurses and Medical Intern

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