The Specialty Aide provides direct care to patients to include patient hygiene and activities of daily living under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse. The Specialty Aide performs those direct care activities that are allowed to be delegated to unlicensed personnel under the NYS Practice Act, regulations, hospital policies, and standards met by Patient Services. The Specialty Aide also performs support functions for the unit/department as assigned by the appropriate Registered Nurse and/or management team. The Specialty Aide will be required to float to AMHU/CAMHU/BDU/SNF as needed.
As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.