Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN) the Pediatric Nursing Assistant (PNA) assists in providing basic care, activities of daily living, and restorative care to patients. The PNA exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Assists patients with activities of daily living such as bathing, toileting, eating, oral hygiene, and transferring. Assists with patient admissions, transfers, and discharges. Carries out aspects of the plan of care delegated by the RN. Demonstration an ability to provide patient care based on age specific needs. Records and reports patients' food intake and output. Documents care provided on the clinical record and/or appropriate flow sheet. Reports promptly, any change in patient condition to the RN. Transports patient via stroller, crib, or wheelchair to areas within the medical center; stays with patient during diagnostic testing as needed. Supervises play activities; provides needed materials. Rocks, cuddles, and plays with individual patient groups. Assists long-term patients in determining diversionary activities. Keep patients' rooms orderly. Independently orders, organizes, and restocks according to unit specifications. Replenishes patient room supplies. Cleans and returns equipment to proper storage areas. Communicates clearly and appropriately with co-workers and other healthcare workers. Seek guidance and supervision when appropriate. Serves as back-up for answering unit telephones. Continually improves personal skills to ensure the highest quality patient care. Treats patients, visitors and staff in a caring manner with respect and dignity. Arrives, on time, as scheduled and prepared to begin work. Attends training and educational programs identified by Rush as necessary for this position.

High School diploma or equivalent.
Current Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate (C.N.A.) with the State of Illinois
Prior C.N.A. experience working in a hospital setting preferred.
Ability to solve simple problems/situations.
Excellent communication and customer service skills.
Ability to work rotating shifts as needed by the department.
Work requires the ability to walk throughout the Medical Center and to be standing or walking most of the shift. Work requires lifting or carrying objects 35-40 lbs and supporting and positioning patients, some of who may exceed 300 lbs. Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and contact with potentially infectious materials.
Date Posted August 29, 2008 (Reposted Sep 8)
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