The Nursing Assistant - Mobility Aid is an individual who functions in a support role to the Registered Professional Nurse or Therapy team by providing direct, mobility-related patient care activities as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Performs and records patient's vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respirations.
- Assists patient with ambulation, transfers out of bed, and all levels of mobilization, as directed by Nursing and Therapy teams.
- Assists patients in performing ROM, therapeutic exercise and activities of daily living, as directed by Nursing and Therapy teams.
- Provides for safe and comfortable lifting, positioning and ambulation of patients in accordance with the principles of good body mechanics. Utilizes mechanical devises as necessary.
- Participates in daily huddles and interdisciplinary rounds related to patient mobility status and goals.
- Reports pertinent information and observations regarding patients to the registered nurse.
- Observes, reports, and records specific patient data, behaviors and responses to treatment on the appropriate flow sheet/EMR.
- Maintains a safe, clean and functional environment, including ensuring for the comfortable movement of the patient.
- Cleans mobility equipment and assistive devices between patient use, in compliance with infection prevention policies.
- Maintains storage of mobility related equipment in a safe, clean, uncluttered and tidy manner.
- Provides support to the family/significant others.
- Works in a safe manner and provides for the safety of patients and other employees.
- Utilizes aggression control measures in the care of patients who are verbally or physically threatening.
- Communicates information and basic instructions to patients, families, and visitors.
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Completed training as a medical assistant or nursing
- Prefer relevant experience in an inpatient health care setting