MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Clinton, MD

About the Job

  • Job Summary
    • Provide basic patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Experience
      • High School Diploma and/or GED
      • 1 year experience in a hospital, nursing home, home health aide environment preferred.
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • Certified Nursing Assistant Certification
      • CPR Certification
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
      • Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.
      • Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital’s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws.  Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
      • Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.
      • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
      • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
      • Respects rights and dignity of all patients.
      • Ability to provide and maintain patient/customer privacy at all times.
      • Working knowledge on the following Safe Lift Equipment: Viking, Sabina, Ergoslide, Hoyer lifts, and Golvo. Gaitbelts, vital signs machine, and weighing scales.  
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Take vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, pulse ox and respiratory rate) and report any abnormalities to the nurse in charge of patient and record legibly on nursing flow sheets
    • Accu-check monitoring
    • Provide direct patient care such as assisting with bathing, eating, dressing, and walking patients.
    • Turn and reposition bedridden patients to prevent breakdown of their skin.
    • Change bed linens.
    • Record amount of oral intake and measure urinary output.
    • Collect specimens for tests making sure they are labeled and transported properly.
    • Supply and empty bed pans.
    • Transport patients and equipment as needed.
    • Follow infectious disease precautions to prevent the spread of organisms.
    • Aware patient fall prevention interventions and able to identify patients at risk for fall.
    • Provides post- mortem care and transporting the body to the morgue.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.