University of Chicago Medicine - Nursing Support Assistant

HealthcareUniversity of Chicago Medicine

Employer Name

University of Chicago Medicine

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Join UChicago Medicine as a Nursing Support Assistant to serve on our Hospital Medicine Staff.

With the leadership of the Manager and the Clinical Supervisor, performs assigned supportive work in connection with the delivery of patient care, including functional tasks and skills. Utilizes interactive processes which will exceed the expectation of patients, physicians, families, or significant others, provides high quality, cost effective care and treatment. Demonstrates necessary skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to unit specific competencies.

Job Summary

Performs activities which support the daily functions and operations of a patient care unit and the healthcare team. Provides constant observation and documentation of activity of assigned patient. Works under the direction of the Registered Nurse in the assigned area.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides basic patient care activities including vital signs, enemas and basic tests such as glucoscan, hemacult and multistix
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living, as appropriate/assigned, using proper aseptic, isolation, and infection control techniques in performance of duties
  • Assists patients with personal hygiene, ambulation and nourishment/fluids
  • Completes procedures as assigned, such as collecting patient specimens and weighing patients.
  • Assists with discharge and transfer preparation of patients
  • Assists in the maintenance of the patient environment: makes patient beds, tidies patient room, and prepares patient room for admission and transfer
  • Assists with the maintenance of supplies/equipment and the environment.
  • Communicates and accurately documents activities onto the proper records or logs
  • Initiates CPR and calls a Dr. Cart
  • Performs receptionist duties for assigned area as requested

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be listed on the IDPH Health Care Worker Registry (HCWR) as an Illinois CNA OR a nursing student who has passed the written competency exam and is listed on the HCWR.
  • CPR/BLS Certification 
  • Ability to read and write, perform simple mathematical calculations, follow oral and written instructions, perform variety of tasks without direct supervision and perform duties requiring continuous physical effort
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and/or in written form
  • Ability to work in partnership with management and staff
  • Occasional lifting may be heavy and awkward, over 50 lbs.
  • Moderate to extreme physical effort such as walking, standing, performing CPR, and lifting materials, equipment, objects and/or patients may be required
  • Vision, hearing, and sense of touch must be adequate to enable one to quickly and accurately perform tasks such as reading small print, defining details, sending and receiving clear and accurate oral communication
  • Frequent periods of concentrated or focused attention will be needed to interpret visual, auditory, and sensory inputs