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Certified Nursing Assistant / Health Unit Coordinator ** SIGN ON INCENTIVE AVAILABLE **

Employment Status: Full-Time

Department: NURSING ADMINISTRATION

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Job Description:

Nursing Assistant: Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction and supervision of a RN or physician. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, provides emotional support and performs clinical skills under the direction of a RN. Understands and supports MMC Mission, Vision and Values, the principles and activities of True North, and organizational goals.

Health Unit Coordinator: Completes secretarial / clerical work as assigned. Understands and supports MMC Mission, Vision and Values, the principles and activities of True North, and organizational goals.

**Sign on incentive will be $500 after 6 months & another $500 after one year**

Open Positions: (1) Full Time, 0.9

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Prepares patient medical records for admissions, transfers, and discharge.
  • Notifies appropriate nursing staff to assist patients/physicians in the care of the patient. Notifies RN of new and/or stat orders. Is accurate with transcription orders. Enters and verifies data in the computer system.
  • Orders supplies as needed. Maintains supplies in a neat and orderly environment.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family. Defers to the RN to provide explanations and verbal reassurance as appropriate.
  • Answers telephone/patient call system in a polite manner. Communicates information to the appropriate personnel/family.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition, age and ability, the psychosocial and physical needs of patient, including adult, pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population within the C.N.A.’s scope of practice and hospital policy.
  • Assists with patient admissions, discharge and transfers.
  • Provides patient care which may include bed bath, shower, tub bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning over bed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the shift.
  • Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in use of bedpan or commode and ambulating patients.
  • Prepares patients for meals; services and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients if necessary. Distributes drinking water and snacks to patients as applicable. Documents meal percentages and appetite.
  • Answers patient’s call lights, anticipates patients’ needs and makes regular rounds of assigned patients. Makes rounds at least once an hour when possible.
  • Maintains equipment, utility areas and support areas in a clean and neat environment.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, blood pressure, intake-output, oxygen saturation percentage and reports to RN.
  • Performs bedside blood glucose (point-of care-test) and transfers result into EMR.
  • Reports patient complaint of pain to RN.
  • Observes patient’s mental and physical conditions, reports any changes to RN.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to RNs, staff members, medical staff and other providers.
  • Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Treats patient and families with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible & organized. Is able to function under stressful situations.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Uses proper body mechanics.
  • Orients new employees when necessary.
  • Responds promptly to changes in workload, adjusting assignments as necessary to achieve optimal productivity, efficiency and fiscal responsibility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Health Unit Coordinators medical secretary training or one year equivalent experience, preferably in a healthcare setting, is desirable. Requires strong knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Must possess basic computer knowledge and use of hospital software to function within assigned role. Must be proficient within three months of entry into the position.
  • Must have legible penmanship.
  • Must be able to spell accurately.
  • Must be able to follow orders precisely and keep accurate records.
  • Must be able to speak the English language and write in an understandable manner.
  • Must be competent to serve specific patient populations served.
  • Supports and implements Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action initiatives with area of responsibility.

Education / Licensure / Certification Qualifications:

  • Nursing Assistants are to be listed on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry.
  • Basic Life Support

Shift Rotation:

8- and 12-hour shifts.

Benefits and Salary:

MMC offers employees a competitive benefits package that includes:

Insurance Plans*

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Life

*eligibility criteria must be met to participate in insurance plans. Not all employees may be eligible.

403 (b) Retirement Savings Plan

All employees are eligible to participate in the savings plan. Through payroll deductions, you can elect to contribute pre-tax and/or post-tax basis towards your retirement. We offer matching contributions for eligible employees.

Paid Time Off

MMC employees receive generous time off for vacations, illness and other personal matters.

About Us

MMC is a regional medical center that serves patients from 7 counties in northwest Wisconsin and Gogebic County in Michigan.  We have more than 60 full-time physicians and specialists on-staff and over 500 employees who are dedicated to providing quality care.  Our charming city of Ashland, WI is located on the shores of Lake Superior near Bayfield and the 21 Apostle Islands, and boasts a strong community, historic charm, modern conveniences and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation.  Our passion and driving force is to see the people of our community live healthy, productive lives. EOE.

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