Unit Clerk/CNA - Telemetry

Job ID
2020-94540
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Definitive Observation
Hours / Pay Period
72
Facility
French Hospital Medical Center
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
6:00 PM - 6:30 AM
Work Schedule
12 Hour
Location
CA-SAN LUIS OBISPO

Overview

French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has been named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, and is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac, orthopedic and GI services. French Hospital has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. In addition, an expansion and modernization project is underway at French Hospital, including construction of the Copeland Health Education Pavilion, which will provide community access to comprehensive health care education resources free of charge.  French is a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. To learn more go to http://www.dignityhealth.org/frenchhospital/

 

Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care.  For more information, visit:  www.dignityhealth.org/centralcoast

Responsibilities

In keeping with French Hospital Medical Center's health care philosophy, the Nursing Assistant/Unit Clerk provides care for adult patients and serves as a unit receptionist. Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, as the Nursing Assistant, she/he participates in supporting patients' activities of daily living, which includes but is not limited to bathing, turning, ambulation, transporting, feeding, communicating with, and providing excellent patient care and service. As the Unit Clerk, she/he provides/displays excellent communication ability with patient families, patients, visitors, all hospital employees, and persons whom they encounter. She/he serves as a unit receptionist and welcomes visitors, pleasantly directs them, coordinates phone communications, orders and monitors clerical supplies/inventory and forms, and cleans work areas. The Nursing Assistant/Unit Clerk reports observations regarding patient status to the registered nurse. Employees are responsible for completion of unit competency assessments, annual safety review, CPR and renewal of certifications (when applicable) by maintaining continuing education units as required by hospital policy. In addition to listed major responsibilities, the Nurse Assistant/Unit Clerk may be assigned other duties.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirement:

  • Acute care experience within the last two years.
  • Nurse assistants/unit clerks without acute care experience within the last two years will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Completion of education for a certified nursing assistant
  • Completion of education to become a unit clerk or equivalent work experience
  • Current CPR-AHA Certification
  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant Certification

Special Skills:

  • Effective oral and written communication in English, clearly, concisely, and accurately.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers/staff.
  • Ability to operate common office equipment, including computers.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and basic procedures.
  • Relates to patients/visitors empathetically and tactfully.
  • Demonstrates a caring, compassionate attitude toward others.
  • Reacts calmly and efficiently in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize work efficiently.

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