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Unit Secretary/cna

Riverside Medical Center

This is a Contract position in Kankakee, IL posted May 27, 2019.

Summary: The 5 East Unit Secretary/Certified Nursing Assistant assists the nursing and medical staff by serving as receptionist, unit liaison, and secretary for the nursing unit as well as providing patient care.

The US/CNA may perform selected nursing procedures as defined and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

The US/CNA provides a support function to the nurse and other healthcare providers by coordinating special tasks and assisting where needed.

The US/CNA collaborates with other members of the patient care team to provide care in accordance with the medical plan of care.

This position serves as a liaison between the nursing unit, other hospital departments, physicians, visitors, patients, and families.

The individual also provides secretary support when needed including directing visitors, answering phone calls, filing, and managing data entry.

Experience/Education Requirements: High School diploma or its equivalent.

Completion of certified nurse aid course.

Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.

Proficient on computers and efficient at data entry.

License or Certification Requirements: Current CNA certificate registered with the State of Illinois.

CPR certification preferred.

Work Schedule: Nights FTE: 0.900000 Location:?Riverside Medical Center CB Responsibilities: Ability to transfer patients within the hospital environment and assist with bed mobility.

Able to troubleshoot and maintain all office equipment and load paper.

Sorts and distributes incoming mail.

Orders supplies for the department including patient room phones and consistently strives to keep work areas neat, clean and clutter free.

Acts as a receptionist, sets a positive unit tone and uses good customer service skills.

Follows all hospital and HIPPA rules.

Answers telephones efficiently and courteously documenting/relaying message to staff, physicians, families, etc.

Assists with physician pages and notifies physicians of consults.

Assists patient, family, staff, and physician inquiries or refers to appropriate source.

Assist with self scheduling and is flexible when necessary.

Assists with all codes as needed.

Efficiently handles work flow processes and paperwork including: Distributing orders to pharmacy, dietary, radiology, etc.

Schedules and obtains diagnosis testing results from dietary, lab, radiology, etc.

Assists in the admitting, discharge and transfer of patients ensuring accuracy of paperwork.

Thins charts as needed; copies/faxes charts as required and files information on patient chart.

Able to run required cardiac monitor strips and mount in appropriate charts.

Competent in performing order entry; results inquiry; and patient location, obtaining corresponding printouts when needed.

Document chartable activities in computer.

Follow and maintain isolation procedures, especially chemo precautions and radium implant precautions.

In working with patients: Assist with all aspects of ADL’s.

Take temperatures, pulse, respirations, B/P’s, and measure and document I & O’s.

Feed patients and give them between meal fluids and nourishments.

Answer call lights in a timely and courteous manner.

Utilize safety restraints and assistive devices appropriately.

Obtain and record patient weights: standing, bedscale, and wheelchair.

Must attend 50% of unit secretary meetings and must attend unit meetings as often as possible.

Performs downtime procedures.

Reports changes in patients’ condition to the professional nurse.

Follow the interdisciplinary plan of care developed by the professional nurse.

Restock supplies in patients’ rooms.

Make beds, occupied or unoccupied.

Riverside Healthcare is revolutionizing care using leading-edge technology to diagnose and treat patients.

We are ranked top in the nation for performance in neurosurgery, orthopedics, and heart surgery and have also been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals?

by Truven Health Analytics seven times.

Riverside is nationally recognized for our specialty programs in obstetrics, trauma, oncology, rehabilitation, geriatrics, occupational health, psychiatric services, and treatment of alcohol and chemical dependency, as well as patient safety.

We combine innovation and convenience at state-of-the-art facilities located in communities throughout the greater Kankakee area.

Riverside Medical Center proves that truly progressive medicine is being delivered in Chicago?s southwest suburbs and East Central Illinois.

Join a team that is not only concerned with providing the best care possible but also with offering a work environment of advancement and growth.

Riverside is a place that embraces a culture where opinions count and dedication is respected, where superior performance is rewarded with competitive salaries and excellent benefits.