Fairview Health Services is looking for a Nursing Station Technician (nursing assistant and HUC) to work in our PACU Perianesthesia Unit (pre and post-operative) department located at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, MN. Position will support nursing personnel in our busy unit, which averages over 10,000 cases per year.
Work under direction of nursing personnel to provide patient care while functioning as a nursing assistant and as a health unit coordinator. Duties may include: patient cares, vitals, bathing, feeding, answering call lights, transporting, care of environment (by stocking, cleaning, and maintaining rooms) and use of equipment, phones, clerical, transcription, and coordinate the flow of communication on the unit. May work as a patient care attendant.
This position is casual hours; help fill in for pre-planned vacations/leaves and last minute needs all year around
Typically 8 hour shifts, occasionally less
Monday-Friday shifts opportunities
Main need is Evenings 1:00 pm-9:00 pm
NST shifts start at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, and sometimes 12:00. Latest NST currently is done at 9:30
Off premise Call is available to take on Sat and Sun from 10 -1830 , must be able to come in within 30 minutes
Must Comfortable working in the HUC
Performs delegated nursing functions to assigned patients including personal care, ambulation, exercise, nutrition, specimen collection and vital signs.
Assists patients with personal cares.
Assures patient privacy and safety.
Recognizes patient/family needs for comfort.
Provides appropriate comforting measures.
Responds to patient call lights.
Recognizes when different approaches are needed due to age or cultural background.
Utilizes equipment properly.
Performs special procedures (eg: skin care) as defined by patient care unit practice guidelines.
Uses appropriate infection control techniques.
Uses supplies and equipment appropriately.
Seeks assistance when faced with abnormal situations.
Observes patients and reports any changes in status to appropriate staff.
Documents care provided.
Reports unusual data or changes in patient condition to nurse in a timely manner.
Responds appropriately to emergent situations.
Assists the nurses in monitoring patient condition.
Communicates effectively with all members of the health care team.
Maintains patient confidentiality
Provides updates and report to maintain continuity of care and keeps staff informed of changes in patients schedules.
Uses established communication system to contact staff members.
Responds appropriately to emergent situations.
Performs environmental and other responsibilities as assigned.
Maintains order and cleanliness in patient care rooms, central desk area, and other areas as assigned.
Assists with patient admissions, transfers, and discharges.
Provides courier and escort services as needed.
Responsible for the maintenance of desk area and patient supplies and equipment according to designated standards.
Maintains the medical record.
Assures that each medical record is complete, in appropriate order, and current.
Assures that all medical orders are transcribed in an accurate, timely manner and in accordance with unit guidelines.
Files chart reports in a timely manner.
Anticipates needs and prepares charts for admission, transfer, and discharge including copying appropriate information for discharge to other health care facilities.
Utilizes correct medical terminology and proper abbreviations, and uses proper abbreviations and symbols per procedures.
Schedules patient tests and procedures.
Considers patient needs and changing condition to schedule tests and procedures accordingly.
Works with other members of the health care team to prioritize tests and procedures when multiple requests are requested.
Communicates clearly to other departments and services to assure they have all essential information including special requests and needs of the patient.
Recognizes when different considerations are needed due to age, or cultural background.
Maintains unit communication systems and central desk area.
Records scheduled tests and procedures on kardexs and communication boards.
Handles specimens and patient equipment according to proper infection control practices.
Notifies appropriate team members when tests or procedure results and other information are available.
Responsible for the completion of clerical duties in an organized and priority based manner.
Receives all patients, family members, visitors and other members of the health team.
Notices and greets people as they approach the desk
Responds to everyone in a welcoming and positive manner.
Answers telephone and responds to calls according to unit guidelines and customer service principles.
Coordinates activities of the desk area to provide prompt, accurate and courteous handling of communication. Consistently answers patient intercom promptly and relays patient requests in a timely manner.
Maintains unit stock/supplies/equipment.
Monitors and coordinates ordering and stocking of supplies, forms, and equipment per designated standards on routine basis.
Orders individual patient supplies as directed by a nurse or as indicated on physician orders.
Notifies appropriate department per procedure for equipment requiring maintenance and follows through on status of equipment as necessary.
Demonstrates general knowledge of cost containment and awareness of cost control by following designated standards of the patient care area. (PAR levels, etc.)
Keywords: Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA, NA, PCA, Personal Care Attendant
Current certification on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry upon hire. This requirement does not need to be maintained throughout employment and is not required if subsequently transferring into another Nursing Assistant or Nursing Station Tech or Nursing Station Attendant position (exception: MHealth Fairview West Bank Nursing Assistants) or Current enrollment in an RN program, and completion of one (1) semester of clinical rotation within the program
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for health care providers
Candidates must also possess;
Exceptional communication skills such as clear speech, ability to read, legible handwriting, and strong computer skills.
Knowledge of medical terminology, abbreviations, and hospital procedures is required.
A self-starter, who is passionate about creating an exceptional patient experience, will receive top consideration.
Must be able to transport- push patients in a hospital bed.
HUC experience, Transport experience, room turnover experience. Procedural, operating room, pacu or endo environment. Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.