UPMC Nursing Assistant - Inpatient Behavioral Health in Altoona, Pennsylvania


Nursing Assistant

3G - Inpatient Behavioral Health

.7 flexible full time, nights with rotation, 12 hour shifts prn

Union position: AFSCME

Posted: 12/07/2018

UPMC Altoona is hiring a Nursing Assistant to support its Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit! As a member of this team, you will function as a member of the nursing team in providing patient care and other related activities under the direction of the registered nurse in accordance with level of training.


  • Accurately enters I & O into computer.

  • Answers nurse call system promptly and responds appropriately.

  • Assists in utilization of patient protective mechanisms and restraints as directed.

  • Assists patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort; adheres to instructions issued by a team leader/Clinical Manager and follows established routine. Assists in the transfer, transport and discharge of patients. Assists patients in activities of daily living. Assists, as directed, with care of patients.

  • Assists with toileting; collects and labels urine and fecal specimens. Assists patients into and out of bed and in turning, lifting, positioning, and ambulating.

  • Carries out other related activities as required by the Hospital to ensure quality patient are. Adheres to universal precautions. Complies with established occupational exposure policies.

  • Cleans and stores equipment, restocks supplies and checks for outdates routinely.

  • Maintains patient's environment. Performs other assigned work such as general cleaning of nursing unit rooms, cupboards, and refrigerators; passes clean linen/bags and collects soiled linen.

  • Makes patients rounds as directed.

  • Prepares patients for meals and nourishment; serves and collects trays; feeds or assists with feeding, as directed; provides fresh water and in between meal nourishment.

  • Provides for recreational and/or diversional activities for patients as directed.

  • Responds appropriately to emergency situations, i.e., CPR.

  • Runs errands as required to meet patient care needs.

  • Stamps necessary forms and cards for patients.

  • Takes and records temperatures, pulses, respirations, blood glucose and blood pressures; gives enemas and peri-care as directed by registered nurse. Records vital signs in computer.


Education and Formal Training Required:

Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED diploma.

Must have successful completion of an approved nursing assistant program.

Must maintain CPR certification.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 31 Clearance

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities