Nursing Assistant

Recruitment #050319-MDCD01-350600

Summary Statement

The incumbents in these positions work as recovery team members and are responsible for implementing and reporting on the goals and interventions in client’s recovery plans.  The incumbent conducts therapeutic activities on the unit.  Responsibilities include:  assisting with ADL’s such as bathing, dressing, feeding, weighing and walking clients; obtaining and recording vital signs, updating and documenting in charts or forms, and monitoring clients on close visual observation.  The incumbent intervenes in crisis situations, using appropriate therapeutic techniques.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Attends required classes including/not restricted to facility policies/procedures, nursing/therapeutic support methods, safety/security.
     
  • Receives hands-on training, observing/assisting professional and higher level non-professional nursing/therapeutic staff.
     
  • Monitors/records temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, nutritional intake/output. Alerts professional staff to significant irregularities.
     
  • Implements prescribed treatment plans involving reality orientation, sensory stimulation, range of motion exercise, and application of splints/braces. Provides oral/written description of individual's physical/behavioral change.
     
  • Observes individual activities providing oral/written report of unusual/hazardous behavior.
     
  • Observes/supervises individuals within facility surroundings ensuring appropriate  location/security.
     
  • Escorts/is responsible for individuals traveling to social/recreational activities and medical appointments on/off campus.
     
  • Participates on interdisciplinary care team providing information about the individual's overall physical condition, abilities, and behavioral characteristics.
     
  • Applies appropriate interventions to prevent or de-escalate inappropriate behaviors.
     
  • Assists individual with personal hygiene.
     
  • Maintains individual surroundings ensuring appropriate infection control/sanitary conditions, care/storage of linens and clothing.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Nursing Assistant
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in applying laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  2. Knowledge of nursing procedures such as monitoring or recording temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiration and nutritional intake/output.
  3. Knowledge of narrative report writing.

Additional Posting Information

Incumbents working four or more hours of work between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day will receive 5% shift differential pay.      

This posting may be closed on or before 11/03/19 upon filling the vacant position.

Conditions of Hire

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization).  The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee.  The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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