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Steward Health Care System Nursing Assistant Geri Psych Unit in Ayer, Massachusetts

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

Job Summary: Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care to geriatric psychiatric patients and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse in charge of the team and/or unit.

Job Responsibilities: Provides general aspects of care that meet psychosocial or physical needs or both simultaneously, within the Nursing Assistant's scope of practice. Meets communication needs of patients. Performs other duties as assigned, within the Nursing Assistant's scope of practice. Assists in admission, transfer and discharge of patient. Performs basic patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care. Demonstrates ability to communicate to the RN any observed changes in patient status and responses. Maintains awareness of the needs of geriatric patient. Communicates appropriately and clearly to team leader, co-workers and physicians. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.

Job Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.

  • Successful completion of certified nursing assistant program.

  • CNA Certification or current RN student with documentation of completion of two clinical rotations.

  • Current BLS certification.

  • Minimum of six months to one year of related work experience, preferred.

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