Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) offers employment opportunities in a variety of settings, including our downtown Minneapolis hospital and clinics, and neighborhood clinics throughout the metro area. We are committed to creating a culturally competent and inclusive work and care environment for patients, families, and staff, and we encourage interested applicants with bilingual and bicultural skills to apply for positions at HCMC.
This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit (union).
--Possession of a nursing assistant certificate AND 1 year of experience as a
nursing assistant (six months of which must have been in one facility).
--One year of experience as a nursing assistant, or continued enrollment in a
school of professional nursing AND completion of a minimum of one clinical
experience or approved training in another health care field may be
substituted for the nursing assistant certificate.
--An approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
Possession of a nursing assistant certificate from the Minnesota Board of
Health may be required.
--Knowledge of basic medical terminology
--Basic computer knowledge
--High school graduate or equivalent
--Basic Life Support
--Training/equivalent experience as a nursing assistant, CNA, EMT, Medical
--Escorts patients on foot or transports patients on gurneys or in wheelchairs.
--Procures and stocks equipment and supplies, and insures that equipment is operable and clean.
--Assists patients with activities of daily living, including hygiene, grooming, and bathing.
-- Monitors, measures, and records patient intake and output according to established protocol and order.
-- Observes patient (physical appearance and attitude) and communicates any changes or pertinent information related to the patient’s health to the nurse.
--Takes and records patient’s vital signs as prescribed by nursing protocol or physician order.
-- Greets and relays information to appropriate staff, physicians, or family members.
-- Takes inventory of patient belongings and valuables.
-- Collects specimens using clan technique and labels appropriately.
-- Responds to patient call light in a timely manner, identifies patient needs and provides patient with appropriate response or communicates need to appropriate team member.
--Disposes of trash, linens and supplies in an appropriate manner.
--Keeps patient room neat, clean and orderly. Changes bed linen as scheduled and as needed.
-- Ensures patient and supply rooms are properly stocked; linen is covered.
-- Attends mandatory department or unit meetings, inservices and appropriate work related education programs.
--Conducts point of care tests as assigned and instructed.
-- Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with patient and family, team members, department and medical center personnel.
--Supports unit and medical center compliance with JCAHO standards, customer service and other initiatives.
-- Uses resources appropriately.
-- May perform various technical nursing procedures after training including maintaining oxygen equipment, performing oral or nasopharyneal suctioning, routine incision care, giving tube feedings, providing skin care, enemas, applying and changing non-sterile dressings, applying warm and cold compresses or topical medications and phlebotomy. Records actions in the EHR.
--Performs clerical duties in EHR; answers phones and triages calls appropriately.
-- Performs all responsibilities/duties required by Patient Care Services as defined in the scope of service, to assure that the unique nature of the clients is addressed.
You've made the right choice in considering Hennepin County Medical Center for your employment! HCMC offers a wealth of opportunities for our ever-changing population and is a place you'll feel challenged, rewarded, and appreciated. We are dedicated to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for both current and future employees, who want to make an impact in our patients' lives. Thanks for choosing HCMC!
HCMC has the following Success Factors that apply to all our employees to ensure competency. They are: exhibits accountability, demonstrates ethics and trustworthiness, delivers customer service, embraces differences, uses resources wisely, communicates clearly, builds and strengthens relationships, champions change and seeks continuous growth. Employees must be able to demonstrate competency in these areas.
Please Note: external applicants selected for an interview with Hennepin County Medical Center must provide data for a Criminal Background Study. Offers of employment from Hennepin County Medical Center are conditional and contingent upon successful clearance of all background studies.