The Unit Clerk/Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing direct and indirect patient care for
patients across their life span. The Unit Clerk/Nursing Assistant works cooperatively under the
direction of an RN or LPN and consistent with hospital policy, the hospital Mission Statement,
and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing. The Unit Clerk/Nursing Assistant is also
responsible for clerical duties within the department as assigned.
The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities
of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements
that may be inherent in the position.
PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sitting up to 2 hours per day, 1 hour at a time. Standing for up to 8 hours per day, 4 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push object up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 400 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull up to 10 lbs. Frequently pull up to 250 lbs. with assistance when appropriate. Frequently stoop, bend, crouch, kneel, climb and reach above shoulder level. Occasional crawling. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist and turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, an visual monotony, (e.g. computer screen).
POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS: At risk for burns, cuts and punctures, confined to small spaces, slippery surfaces, assault and battery, electrical hazards, extreme noise, chemical and biological hazards. Employees who work in patient care areas where they may have potential exposure to patients with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must have the ability to wear a particulate respirator and be fit-tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC (enforced by OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a particulate respirator. SPECIFIC PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE: Lead aprons for exposure to radiation . MSDS and OSHA guidelines for exposure to chemical and biological hazards. (Category 1)
MOST COMPLEX DUTY: Provision patient care within scope of practice. Managing flow of communication among physicians, nursing unit, other departments , patients and visitors. SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO): Supervised by the Nurse Manager, Registered Nurses, and Licensed Practical Nurses.
COMMUNICATIONS: Must be able to communication with other departments, patients, families, visitors and medical staff
QUALIFICATIONS) (MINIMUM) EDUCATION: High School graduate/GED required. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Individualized orientation program for all areas. Successful completion of BLS course preferred. Basic computer skills preferred.
WORK SCHEDULE: Day, evening or night shift with varying hours based on the needs of the department.
St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network - 2 years ago