The nursing philosophy at Legacy focuses on our patients and their families. Everything we do centers around them. At Legacy, you will be part of an interprofessional team focused on one goal: making life better for our patients and the community. If you believe this is an environment in which you would thrive, we invite you to consider this opportunity.
Responsible for assisting licensed nursing personnel in the provision of nursing care. Participates as a member of the health care team under the direction of a licensed nurse as defined by Standards and Authorized Duties for Certified Nursing Assistants (OAR 851-63-0010 - 0060, 0080, 0090) or Nursing Assistants (WAC 246-841-400, 405). Also assists with clerical functions, housekeeping, and patient transportation throughout the hospital.
Provides care delegated and supervised by a registered nurse to meet the needs of clients determined by condition, development and age defined by Department Specific Addendum.
Participates in the development and implementation of the plan of care as delegated.
Organizes and adapts plan of care with consideration for patient/client’s needs, desires and routines.
Demonstrates awareness and reinforces priorities in the plan of care.
Encourages self-care and independence as appropriate as defined by Department Specific Addendum.
Identifies normal and abnormal mental function and demonstrates skills for addressing the needs and behaviors of the cognitively impaired.
Cares for and maintains client’s environment by avoiding environmental hazards, using restraints properly, and consistently using infection control procedures and barriers.
Recognizes abnormal signs and symptoms of common disease conditions and communicates accurately and with timeliness.
Provides and maintains basic nutrition and oral fluid intake.
Recognizes emergencies and responds demonstrating knowledge of emergency procedures.
Completes documentation according to guidelines.
Demonstrates knowledge of statutes and regulations and functions within the legal boundaries of certified nursing assistant practice.
Achieves and maintains clinical competency by:
Maintaining current certification.
Performing acts within the authorized scope of practice for which certified.
Demonstrating on-going competency in performance of technical skills.
Performing tasks or procedures after presenting written and documented education and/or clinical experience.
LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:
Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.