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Nursing Assistant Specialist

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TitleNursing Assistant Specialist

Facility: Fidelity Health Care                          

Job Reports to: Supervisor, Independent Care Services


Premier Health Mission, Vision, and Values


The Premier Health Mission

We will build healthier communities with others who share our commitment to provide high-quality, cost-competitive health care services.


The Premier Health Vision

Patients, physicians, and employees will choose Premier Health over any other health care provider in Southwestern Ohio. We will earn their choice, and grow our market leadership by anticipating their needs and exceeding their expectations.


§  Patients and their families will choose us for our quality outcomes and compassionate care at a competitive price.

§  Physicians will choose us as collaborative partners for our easy, efficient practice environment and with a shared passion for high-quality medical outcomes.

§  Our employees will choose us as a great place to work, learn and build a career.


The Premier Health Values

§  RESPECT each person’s dignity.

§  Act with INTEGRITY to do the right thing in all aspects of our responsibilities.

§  Serve with COMPASSION that embraces each individual’s concerns and hopes.

§  Commit to EXCELLENCE as measured to the highest level of performance.


Position Summary

General Summary/Responsibilities:

            The Nursing Assistant Specialist is a paraprofessional member of the health care team who provides physical and mental support for the patient, performs light housekeeping and meal preparation and provides companionship and incidental personal care.  This specialist may work under the supervision of a licensed nurse to perform basic nursing tasks as assigned.



Assigned to cases by Scheduling Department to work with patients in variety of settings.



Scope/Span of Control: N/A


Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable)


Supervises FTEs:   No

Number of FTEs Supervised: N/A

Exercises full management authority including performance reviews, discipline, termination and personnel hiring No


Fiscal Responsibilities (if applicable)

Annual Revenue in Dollars: N/A

Annual Expense in Dollars: N/A

Financial Accountability N/A         


Population Served


               Age of Population Served - Choose all that apply

                              Infant (birth – less than 1 year)

                              Pediatric/Adolescent (1 – less than 18 years)

                              Adult (18 – 64 years)

                              Geriatric (65 years & older)

All Age Groups (Birth & Above)

Not Applicable





Minimum Level of Education Required: High School completion / GED


Additional requirements:

§  Type of degree: N/A

§  Area of study or major: N/A

§  Preferred educational qualifications: N/A

§  Position specific testing requirement: N/A




§  CPR Certification





Minimum Level of Experience Required: 1 - 3  years of job-related experience

Prior job title or occupational experience: N/A

Prior specific functional responsibilities: N/A

Preferred experience: N/A

Other experience requirements: N/A

       Successful completion of one of the following:

1.      Nurse’s aide training course within the last twelve months.

2.      Direct patient care experience within the last six months.

3.      Currently enrolled in nursing school with the completion of core nursing classes.



·        Must be able to read, write, and follow written instructions and document care given.

·        Must complete agency competencies.

·        Must display good physical and emotional health and be capable of stooping and bending and lifting up to 50 lbs.  Should demonstrate good personal hygiene.

·        Must be self-directed with the ability to work with little direct supervision and have the maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good work relationship with the patient, the patient's family and all other office personnel.

·        Must have a sincere interest in and sympathetic attitude toward caring for the sick and disabled at home.

·        Must meet all agency personnel policies.

·        Must have reliable transportation.






Physical Requirements & Working Conditions


Physical Requirements:


2 - Occasionally (11% - 40%)


3 - Frequently (41% - 75%)

Other sounds

1 - Rarely (0% - 10%)


2 - Occasionally (11% - 40%)


2 - Occasionally (11% - 40%)

Visual Acuity Near

3 - Frequently (41% - 75%)


3 - Frequently (41% - 75%)

Manual Dexterity

3 - Frequently (41% - 75%)

Visual Acuity Far

2 - Occasionally (11% - 40%)


2 - Occasionally (11% - 40%)

Use both hands

3 - Frequently (41% - 75%)

Vision Color

2 - Occasionally (11% - 40%)


2 - Occasionally (11% - 40%)


3 - Frequently (41% - 75%)


3 - Frequently (41% - 75%)


2 - Occasionally (11% - 40%)

Lifting <10 pounds

2 - Occasionally (11% - 40%)

Interpersonal Skills

4 - Consistently (76% - 100%)


2 - Occasionally (11% - 40%)

Lifting >10 pounds

2 - Occasionally (11% - 40%)


4 - Consistently (76% - 100%)


2 - Occasionally (11% - 40%)

Normal hearing both ears

3 - Frequently (41% - 75%)


4 - Consistently (76% - 100%)

Working Conditions:        


1.      May work some evenings and weekend hours to complete projects or meet the needs of the department.

2.      May be required to work overtime as defined by the needs of the department.

3.      Work in variety of settings – homes, hospitals and facilities


Organizational Standards

§  Maintains and supports overall philosophy, goals and objectives of Fidelity Health Care      and the Independent Care Program and its contracts.

§  Complies with all agency regulations/policies/procedures:

o   Submits all documentation timely per policy.

o   Implements home care services according to plan of care.

o   Follows agency and governing bodies' standards of practice.

o   Communicates all pertinent clinical and psychosocial information to supervisor and/or Independent Care team members as indicated. 

§  Attends all scheduled in-services and staff meetings.

§  Appropriately arranges time off coverage and communicates this with agency.

§   Is responsible for maintaining minimum weekend on-call, holiday or other requirements established by the department.

§  Maintains minimum productivity expectations.




Job Limitations


Job Limitations:


·        May not receive orders from a physician.

·        May not administer medications or pre-fill insulin syringes.

·        May not perform any sterile procedures or perform any intravenous procedures, enteral feeding or give enemas.

·        May not perform procedures requiring the knowledge, training and skill of a licensed nurse, as defined by the supervisor/organization.




Essential Duties & Functions


Essential Duties & Functions:


1.      Must be flexible to work within hospital and home environment based on department needs.

2.      Assists PCT and RN with care of the patient assigned

3.      Demonstrates knowledge of skin care including prevention, monitoring and reporting.

4.      Performs basic daily duties to manage the patient’s household, i.e. personal needs, housekeeping, shopping, meal planning and preparation, laundry, errands, etc.  Maintains a neat and orderly patient environment.

5.      Assists with incidental personal care as needed.

6.      Provides companionship by reading, talking, listening and interacting with patients and/or caregivers.  Utilizes appropriate communication skills with the patient, the patient’s family and all agency/facility personnel.

7.      May take home care patient shopping, on short trips or on walks as necessary.

8.      Follows all agency policies regarding infection control and employee safety.

9.      Completes accurate records online or on paper, and carries out all assignments as requested.

10.   Demonstrates respect for patient property and maintains patient confidentiality.

11.   Recognizes emergencies and demonstrates knowledge of emergency procedures.

12.   Demonstrates reliability and is able to arrive on time to patient assignments, dressed and groomed in a professional manner.

13.   Understands safety and infection control.


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