Nursing Assistant/Unit Coordinator- 3 West, Full time, 7P-7A

North Mississippi Medical Center   Tupelo, MS   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on January 18, 2022
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Coordination:
  • Effectively and efficiently coordinates the activities of the nursing unit
  • Assists with all admissions, discharges, transfers and changes within the unit utilizing the electronic patient tracking system, electronic medical record, and cardiac monitoring system.
Clerical:
  • Performs a variety of office, secretarial and other related duties both within and in support of assigned unit
  • Manages all intake and outbound documents
  • Handles incoming and outgoing communications
  • Effectively and efficiently answer patients' call lights/requests and reports requests to appropriate personnel
Patient Care:
  • Performs tasks related to routine patient care within an assigned unit under the supervision of a Registered Nurse
  • Assists with patient's plan of care by providing and/or assisting with activities of daily living, including but not limited to personal hygiene, grooming, mobility, and comfort
  • Effectively and efficiently coordinates daily patient care activities on the nursing unit
  • Assists nursing staff to better facilitate patient admissions, discharges, and transfers.
  • Performs a variety of duties both within and in support of assigned unit as delegated by nursing staff
  • Responds to patient's call lights/requests and reports to appropriate personnel when necessary
  • Assists patients in meeting nutritional needs, including but not limited to assisting with feeding, providing fluids and supplements.
Inventory Control:
  • Orders, stocks, and replenishes unit supplies and necessary equipment in a cost efficient manner
  • Participates in identifying unit financial responsibility during budget preparation
  • Assists with keeping unit within its budget restraints
Communication:
  • Communicates patient information, concerns, or issues to appropriate interdisciplinary team members
  • Facilitates and directs communication among visitors, employees, and physicians within assigned unit
  • Facilitates unit communication including, but not limited to, telephones, intercom system, call light system, computers, etc. and relays information as appropriate
  • Communicates patient information, concerns, or issues to appropriate interdisciplinary team members
Customer Service:
  • Greets and assists all customers, physicians, patients, visitors and employees in a friendly and efficient manner
  • Ensures a safe and clean environment for patients and health care team
  • Welcomes visitors to the unit by greeting them, answering questions, giving directions, and referring inquiries as appropriate to nursing staff.
  • Answers telephone and directs calls and inquiries to the appropriate department or staff member.
  • Polite and friendly in all interactions whether by phone or in person
Reporting/Recordkeeping:
  • Facilitates effective communication between disciplines by providing organized medical records
  • Assures timely and accurate access to pertinent patient data
  • Maintains unit-specific records/reports (i.e. unit log books, staffing sheets, monitor assignments etc.) as assigned
Documentation:
  • Documents care provided using worksheets and/or the electronic medical record
Monitor Interpretation:
  • Responsible for monitoring patient heart rates and rhythms.
  • Must be able to observe and analyze irregular patterns/changes in patient heart rate/rhythm and report it to appropriate staff
  • Must be able to monitor multiple patients simultaneously utilizing monitoring equipment
  • Responsible for recognizing when equipment needs professional maintenance or attention from nursing staff
  • May be responsible for cleaning and maintaining monitoring equipment (replacing batteries, cleaning leads, etc.)
Regulation:
  • Adheres to professional standards, behavioral standards, and hospital policies as set forth by the organization
  • Complies with applicable Local/State/Federal policies/procedures/guideline/regulations/laws/statues
  • Maintains confidentiality by protecting personal healthcare information of all patients.
Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent; required
  • Certification preferred but not required.
  • Obtains and maintains CPR certification as set forth by unit and Continuing Education.
  • Working knowledge of computers and software programs; required
  • Must meet and maintain education requirements upon hire and annually as determined by unit and Continuing Education Department
  • Completes rhythm interpretation courses as required by unit and Continuing Education Department.
  • Working knowledge of office equipment (i.e. telephones, fax machines, scanners, computers etc.); required
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills required
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and rhythm interpretation preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required