Nursing Support Assistant

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Job Description:Join UChicago Medicine as a Nursing Support Assistant in our Hospital Medicine unit.

With the leadership of the Manager and the Clinical Supervisor, the Nursing Support Assistant (CNA) performs assigned supportive work in connection with the delivery of patient care, including functional tasks and skills.

Job Summary

Performs activities which support the daily functions and operations of a patient care unit and the healthcare team. Provides constant observation and documentation of activity of assigned patient. Works under the direction of the Registered Nurse in the assigned area.

Essential Job Functions

Provides basic patient care activities including vital signs, enemas and basic tests such as glucoscan, hemacult and multistix
Assists patients with activities of daily living, as appropriate/assigned, using proper aseptic, isolation, and infection control techniques in performance of duties
Assists patients with personal hygiene, ambulation and nourishment/fluids
Completes procedures as assigned, such as collecting patient specimens and weighing patients.
Assists with discharge and transfer preparation of patients
Assists in the maintenance of the patient environment: makes patient beds, tidies patient room, and prepares patient room for admission and transfer
Assists with the maintenance of supplies/equipment and the environment.
Communicates and accurately documents activities onto the proper records or logs
Initiates CPR and calls a Dr. Cart
Performs receptionist duties for assigned area as requested

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent
Must be listed on the IDPH Health Care Worker Registry (HCWR) as an Illinois CNA OR a nursing student who has passed the written competency exam and is listed on the HCWR.
CPR/BLS Certification
Ability to read and write, perform simple mathematical calculations, follow oral and written instructions, perform variety of tasks without direct supervision and perform duties requiring continuous physical effort
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and/or in written form
Ability to work in partnership with management and staff
Occasional lifting may be heavy and awkward, over 50 lbs.
Moderate to extreme physical effort such as walking, standing, performing CPR, and lifting materials, equipment, objects and/or patients may be required
Vision, hearing, and sense of touch must be adequate to enable one to quickly and accurately perform tasks such as reading small print, defining details, sending and receiving clear and accurate oral communication
Frequent periods of concentrated or focused attention will be needed to interpret visual, auditory, and sensory inputs

Position Details

Job Type/FTE: Full Time (0.90 FTE)
Shift: Days, 7am-7pm
Unit/Department: 4SE Hospital Medicine
CBA Code: 743 Union
Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us:

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.

Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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