Oneida Health is an independent 101-bed acute care community hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.
We are proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The fall 2019 letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our eighth consecutive “A” or “B”. Our hospital was also awarded 4 Stars for Patient Experience.
The second recognition is for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient safety and is 1 of only 16 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019. The third recognition is for the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient experience and is 1 of only 8 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019…with Oneida Health as the only hospital in New York State to receive both awards for 2019! We are also very proud of our CMS 4-Star overall rating for patient experience and CMS 5-Star for quality measures.
This is non-technical work involving the routine care of patients and the performance of nursing services for patients that are not required to be performed by a Licensed Practical or Registered Professional Nurse. Work is subject to general and direct supervision concerned with actual care of the patients, which are performed under direct supervision of the LPN in charge of the patient and the RN in charge of the unit. Does related work as required. 12-hour shifts are available.
- Assists in walking, feeding, transferring, and bathing patients, caring for their personal needs;
- Assists in lifting and positioning, applying and releasing restraints, bed making, use of adaptive equipment, takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure;
- Gives general facility information to visitors in accordance with instructions from the nurse in charge;
- Collects and delivers specimens for various diagnostic purposes;
- Assembles information concerning the patient’s condition and enters reports on the patient’s record;
- Cleans and sterilizes hospital equipment, care of colostomies and illeostomies, measuring of intake/output, height and weight;
- Recognizes and reports signs and symptoms of illness;
- Care of the dying patient, including care of body and personal effects after death;
- Recognizes and reports instances o patient abuse, mistreatment, and neglect;
- Stores patient’s clothes and turns over valuables to person designated by hospital;
- May assist with care and moving of room furniture, fixtures, and supplies to help keep patients safe and comfortable;
- Participates in careplanning, carries out patient’s nursing plan of care and communicates patient’s response to treatment to nurse in charge;
- Is cognizant of and respects patient’s rights at all times; communicates concerns regarding patient’s rights to nurse in charge;
- Incumbent may provide care and/or treatment to infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned
- Ability to understand and carry out routine non-technical, oral and written directions relative to care of patients;
- Physical strength and mental alertness appropriate to demands of position;
- Willingness to cooperate and to carefully follow a prescribed routine;
- Discretion, tact, and good judgment;
- Ability to get along well with others and to secure cooperation of patients
1. Successful completion of a state approved residential health care facility nurses aide training program; or
2. Successful completion of two full semesters in a Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurse program; or
3. Successful completion of 90 contact hours of medical surgical clinical training;
Successful completion of both the clinical skills competency examination and the written or oral competency examination leading to NYS Certification as a Nursing Assistant.
Nursing Assistant Certification awarded by a NY State approved program.