Northwell Health Endoscopy Aide in Forest Hills, New York

Req Number 00288F

Job Description

  1. Transfers patients to and from Endoscopy Unit.
  • Transports patients from Nursing Units to Endoscopy Unit.

  • Obtains patient chart for transport

  • Transports patients from Endoscopy Unit back to Nursing Units.

  • Notifies appropriate Nursing Unit staff of patient's return.

  • Maintains safety by applying the principles of body alignment when lifting, transferring and positioning patients.

  • Requests assistance when transferring patient from bed to stretcher or stretcher to bed, when necessary.

  • Utilizes safety restraints on stretcher or wheelchair to secure patient, during transport.

  • Assures patient's dignity during transport by keeping patient covered.

  • Maintains accurate documentation of transfers.

  • Ensures transport equipment is functioning properly prior to transport.

  1. Assists Gastroenterologist during procedures.
  • Takes vital signs (pulse, blood pressure and respiration) on patient and reports abnormalities to Endoscopy RN or Physician.

  • Assists Physician by holding patient still during procedure safely by applying the principles of body alignment.

  • Provides emotional support to patient during procedure.

  • Provides personal hygiene to patient during and after procedure.

  • Ensures patient medical record is in order; places procedure report in chart before returning chart to Nursing Unit.

  1. Performs related duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Completion of 100-hour program for Nursing Assistant training, required.

  • Previous experienced as a Nursing Assistant, preferred.