Unit Secretary/ Nurse Support Tech (US/NST)- Full Time Job Opening

Unit Secretary/ Nurse Support Tech (US/NST)- Full Time

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, Alabama
$14.10 - $18.00 an hour
Category: Phlebotomist

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital is looking for a Unit Secretary/Nurse Support Tech to work Full Time with our ER department.
Shift: 11:00AM-11:00PM EST
Position Goal: Under the direction of the Director, the Unit Secretary/Monitor Tech/Nurse Support Tech/Phlebotomist (US/MT/NST/Phlebotomist) performs unit functions appropriate to the positions, and in compliance with hospital policies, procedures, and protocols. Functions include viewing the cardiac monitor and notifying RN of any changes, managing supplies/other clerical duties, answering telephones, and other specific clerical duties as directed. Under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN), the US/MT/NST/Phlebotomist performs patient care as directed to anticipate the needs of the patient within the scope of their practice. The US/MT/NST/ Phlebotomist collects, reports, and documents patient vital signs and finger stick blood sugars, as well as keeps the RN informed of pertinent changes in patient condition. The US/MT/NST/Phlebotomist also participates in orientation of new personnel as appropriate.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Participate in patient care by requesting, charting and recording patient vital signs and finger stick blood sugars in a timely fashion according to hospital policy and keeping the RN informed of such values.
  • Assists with patient triage, admission, transfer and/or discharge in a timely manner
  • Assists with unit orientation as needed by training or providing education to employees that are new to the department.
  • Notifies RN in a timely manner of changes in patients' cardiac rhythm
  • Maintains an organized work environment (which may include files, supplies, equipment, etc) to ensure easy access and physical professional appearance.
  • Maintains optimal inventory supplies in an effort to enhance workflow efficiencies.
  • Provides secretarial support as appropriate which may include, faxing, copying, charting, etc.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for own competency/mandatory and annual performance evaluation by maintaining all personal up-to-date requirements.
  • Collects report and documents patient data accurately in a timely fashion according to nursing policy.
  • Performs any ancillary testing including but not limited to: finger sticks and EKGs.
  • Completes all assigned tasks and communicates to the RN the patient responses to care provided in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Makes frequent patient rounds for fluids and toileting and keeps room clean, neat and maintains items within reach. Pays extra attention to patients in high fall risk categories.
  • Helps with transporting patients to/from procedures/rooms; as well as assists with daily room cleaning between patients. Also assist with suction set up and oxygen set up in ER rooms.
  • Understands and follows health standards related to risk management, safety and infection control.
  • Performs blood draws for lab test according to policies and procedures.
Experience: One year hospital experience preferred
Education: High school education required. Phlebotomist certification preferred. CNA certification preferred
Special Qualifications: BLS required
The Hughston Clinic, The Hughston Foundation, The Hughston Surgical Center, Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics, and Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital participate in E-Verify. This company is an equal opportunity employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status. This company is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.