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

Unit Secretary/ Nurse Support Tech (US/NST)- PRN

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, Alabama
Category: Unit Clerk

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital is seeking a Unit Secretary/Nurse Support Tech to work PRN with our Float Pool.
Position Goal: Under the direction of unit management, the Unit Secretary/Nurse Support Tech (US/NST) performs unit functions appropriate to the position, and in compliance with hospital policies, procedures, and protocols. Functions include managing supplies, answering telephones. Under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN), the Nursing Support Technician (NST) performs patient care, respiratory functions and unit functions appropriate to the position, and in compliance with hospital policies, protocols, and procedures. The NST is expected to anticipate the needs of the patient within the scope of their practice. The NST collects, reports, and documents patient data, and keeps the RN informed of pertinent changes in patient condition. The NST also participates in orientation of new personnel as appropriate.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Participate in patient care by requesting, collecting, charting and recording patient data, to include vital signs, fingerstick blood sugars, and patient activities, in a timely fashion according to hospital policy and keeping the RN informed of such information.
  • Assists with patient 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.
  • Assumes accountability for repair of patient equipment as needed.
  • 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.
  • Assists patients with ADL's to include bathing, oral care, dressing, and changing bed linens.
  • Helps with transporting patients to/from procedures/rooms; as well as assists with daily room cleaning between patients.
  • Understands and follows health standards related to risk management, safety and infection control.
  • Performs blood draws for lab test according to policies and procedures and scope of practice.
Experience: Hospital experience preferred.
Education: High school graduate or equivalent required, CNA preferred
Special Qualifications: Knowledgeable in Medical Terminology preferred. Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word etc.). Must possess excellent customer service skills in person and over the phone. Organizational skills required. Current 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.