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Unit Assistant - Acute Care

Company: Fairview Range
Location: Hibbing
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Overview: Fairview Range is looking for a dedicated Unit Assistant (UA) to join our Acute Care unit. This unit treats medical, surgical, and pediatric patients. Remodeled in 2015, our unit boasts 28 single patient rooms and an adjacent 4-bed ICU. As an integral part of our care team, the UA completes patient-centered care by meeting both the psychological and physical needs of the patients, and ensures optimal care and service in accordance with providers orders, The Joint Commission, nursing, and departmental guidelines.The UA functions under the direction of a Registered Nurse to provide direct and indirect quality patient-centered care. The UA performs supportive nursing care appropriate to the age of patients served, including physical hygiene, nutrition, ambulation, socialization, observation, safety, and emotional and physical comfort needs. The UA also maintains a safe and clean working environment, answers call lights, telephones, and relays messages to appropriate personnel. This position is part time, 48-64 hours per two weeks, 8-hour rotating Day/Evening/Night shifts and every other weekend (weekends 1 & 3).Fairview Range is an affiliate of M Health Fairview, a partnership of Fairview Health Services, the University of Minnesota, and M Physicians. Together, we offer access to breakthrough medical research and specialty expertise as part of a continuum of care that reaches all ages and health needs. The most comprehensive health care network in northeastern Minnesota, Fairview Range includes Fairview Range Medical Center, Fairview Mesaba Clinics (with locations in Hibbing, Nashwauk, and Mountain Iron), Fairview Range Home Care and Hospice, and Fairview Transportation Services.About this unit:28 bedsMultidisciplinary care team including Board Certified/Eligible Hospitalists and advanced practice providers, RNs, LPNs, Unit Assistants, Social Workers, RN Case ManagersKeywords: CNA, PCA, nursing assistant, nurse aide, DSP Responsibilities/Job Description: Assists in implementation of the plan of care under the direction of an RN including but not limited to activities of daily living such as dressing, toileting, personal hygiene, bathing, and oral cares, eating and drinking.Answers telephone; relays messages promptly and accurately.Records obtained patient data in EHR. Qualifications: Required:Must be 18 years of age or olderCurrent BLS certification or attends BLS class within 3 months of employment and maintains certification. Current BCS or acquires within three months of employment and maintains certification.Preferred:One year of previous work experience as a nursing assistant.High school diploma or equivalentGraduation from a nursing aide programCNAKnowledge of computers and word processing

Keywords: Fairview Range, Duluth , Unit Assistant - Acute Care, Other , Hibbing, Minnesota

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