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C.N.A./Unit Secretary - Med/Surg

Company: LifePoint Health
Location: Galax
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Twin County Regional HealthcarePrimary Function: The C.N.A./Unit Secretary is responsible for manning the nursing station, performing clerical and receptionist duties, and assists nursing personnel in providing patient care. He/she is responsible for requisitioning supplies, equipment, and services from other departments. Qualifications: 1. Education and Experience: A. High school graduate or GED equivalent required. CNA certificate preferred, formal CNA training required. B. C. D. E. F.G. H. I. J. K. Neat, legible handwriting and good telephone manners. Typing and computer skills preferred. Ability to function in a high-stress area. Communicates effectively verbally and in written form. Maintains harmonious relationships with nursing personnel, medical staff, hospital administration, and other hospital department personnel. Problem-solves effectively and handles stress in a positive manner. Demonstrates honesty and integrity. Familiarity with organization and functions of each hospital department. Ability to understand theory and practice in nursing. Works with all age groups including infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.2.Responsibilities:A. Completion of work assignments as delegated by the charge nurse in a safe and effective time frame. B. Interacts in a positive, helpful manner with patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, and co-workers. C. Keeps charge nurse appropriately informed of daily activities and developments. D. Provides excellent customer service. E. F.G.H. Ability to work with Paragon application (order management). Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at nursing station (taking off doctor orders, answering patient call lights, phone call, etc.). Ability to take appropriate initiative to ensure assignments are carried out according to hospital policies and procedures. Maintain confidentiality of all patient, hospital, and physician related information by following hospital rules.3. Physical Demands and Working Conditions: A. Walking, standing, bending (45-90 angles) and sitting for long periods of time are required within the unit. B. Handling and lifting of supplies, records, books and reports are essential. Requires assisting in lifting up to 300+ pounds (with assistance) or turning patients, and assisting actively in patient care. Must be able to transfer patients involving pushing stretchers, wheelchairs, and beds containing patients and the lifting of equipment and supplies. C. Hearing, talking, speaking and writing of the English language and visual acuity are essential in order to perform job duties. D. Exposure to blood, body fluids and hazardous wastes is moderate to frequent, and must carry out universal precautions according to hospital policy. E. Walking intermittently through the halls of the hospital and outside to the Materials Management Department. F. May be exposed to injury by irrational or disturbed patients, patients with communicable diseases, and/or potentially dangerous equipment. G. May require stair climbing. H. May be exposed to bad weather when escorting a discharged patient to their vehicle.Job Requirements See above.LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: LifePoint Health, Winston-Salem , C.N.A./Unit Secretary - Med/Surg, Other , Galax, North Carolina

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