Nurse Assistant

Overview

Date Posted:
11/18/2021
Location:
Health Department
City:
Maryville
State:
TN
Pay Rate:
$24,222.80 Starting Annual Salary
Employment Status:
Full-Time
Category:
Medical and Health

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision, is responsible for nurse assisting duties of average difficulty in providing basic support to licensed health care providers; and performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:     

Assisting and Caring for Others:

  • Performs BLS (Basic Life Support), CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and other emergency responses.
  • Provides health care support as directed by the immediate supervisor.
  • Follows a prescribed health care plan or protocol.
  • Takes the patient's vital signs.  
  • Identifies patient's allergies.

Handling and Moving Objects:

  • Provides specimens for transport to an outside laboratory.

Performing General Physical Activities:

  • Provides basic support to licensed medical provider (e.g., lifting transferring and holding children, stocking and cleaning clinic rooms, and maintaining supply room).
  • Provides direct daily living care for residents: bathes dresses and feeds residents; moves, lifts or transfers residents.

Monitor Processes, Material or Surroundings:

  • Performs lab controls to ensure accuracy of equipment and materials.

Interacting with Computers:

  • Interacts with multiple computer software systems and websites to enter and receive information as appropriate.

Documenting/Recording Information:

  • Documents completed tests and results in a written and/or computerized format.
  • Records appropriate procedure codes on documents in a written format.

Performing Administrative Activities:

  • Ensures confidentiality of client information according to state and federal guidelines.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:

  • Complies with and adapt to current state and federal program and policies and all applicable laws.

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public:

  • Serves clients with dignity and respect in a professional manner.

Processing Information:

  • Verifies appropriate codes based on procedures.
  • Calculates Body Mass Index (BMI) using standardized formula.

Developing and Building Teams:

  • Demonstrates responsibilities for other co-workers’ job duties to cover breaks, lunches, absences, etc., to ensure and maintain interpersonal relationships and an efficient work flow.

Getting Information:

  • Interviews the client to determine the purpose of the visit.
  • Questions the client for medical history and understanding of clinical procedures.
  • Assesses the client for requested and/or additional services.
  • Obtains the necessary vital signs, measurements, screenings and laboratory tests.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers or Subordinates:

  • Maintains positive, constructive and cooperative communication with supervisors or peers.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:

  • Serves as a liaison between staff, vendors and other external sources.
  • Informs clients of programs, procedures and the accessibility of services.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • High School Diploma;
  • Valid driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge:

  • Customer and Personal
  • Service Mathematics
  • Public Safety and Security

Skills:

  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing Coordination
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Time Management

Abilities:

  •  Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Memorization
  • Number Facility
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Selective Attention
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Time Sharing
  • Visualization
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Extent Flexibility
  • Gross Body Coordination
  • Auditory Attention
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech Recognition

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Work requires lifting and carrying (up to 10 pounds); hearing, mental acuity, repetitive motion, speaking, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     

  • Work is performed in a well-lighted, modern office setting with centrally controlled heating and air conditioning.

As champions of Blount County, our work is guided by our core values. The foundation of these values are built upon collaboration, service and commitment, equity and inclusion, and trust. We strive to infuse our values into every action we take, both internally and with the communities we serve.