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Providence Health & Services Certified Nursing Assistant 1 Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) in Hood River, Oregon


Providence is calling a Certified Nursing Assistant 2 Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) - Medical Surgical (0.9 FTE, Nights) to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River , OR

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We are seeking a Certified Nursing Assistant 2 Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) - Medical Surgical that will be the key person within the nursing unit who provides overall administrative and technical assistance and support in the operation of the assigned nursing unit; Collaborates with other staff and leaders in the development, oversight and operation of the unit. This position is the hub of all communication to and from the nursing unit and greatly impacts the 'tone' of the unit/shift.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • HUC portion of position:

  • Respond promptly and compassionately to patient needs communicated via the intercom system

  • Assess situation and prioritizes based on severity

  • Promptly relay needs to the nurse and/or responds to needs within scope of practice

  • Provide telephone coverage for unit; answers calls promptly and courteously; receives and distributes messages accurately and in a timely manner

  • Coordinate patient admissions, transfers, and discharges. Assesses unit activity flow and prioritizes workload appropriately

  • Coordinate and monitor patient charge system; communicates any recommended changes in inventory levels and/or problems to Assistant Nurse Manager; Charge Nurse or Nurse Manager, in collaboration with Distribution/Materials Management as necessary.

  • Transcribe provider orders in an accurate and timely manner

  • Perform data and order entry for scheduling patient treatments, diagnostics and related ancillary services

  • Enter unit charges into the computer and checks accuracy and completeness

  • Maintain adequate supply of office supplies to ensure efficient, cost effective, systematic operation of department; orders supplies and forms as necessary, within established limitations, and according to established guidelines

  • Maintain work area in a neat and organized manner according to the approved nursing station organization chart

  • Disseminate patient, physician and staff information in a timely manner

  • Represent the unit while interacting with patients, visitors, providers and other departments

  • Monitor activity on unit to ensure no unauthorized personnel; notifies AHN/CN or Supervisor for intervention as needed

  • Use, troubleshoots and maintain all office equipment including computers, telephone and intercom systems, pagers, photocopy and fax machines; functions as resource to staff and provides training as needed

  • Attend and participates in all mandatory staff meeting and other meetings as assigned/requested

  • Attend all required in-service education programs, and other education programs as requested

  • Maintain and demonstrates responsibility for self and the effects and results of acts and efforts related to the program and organization

  • Participate in orienting new staff

  • Maintain a clean and professional appearance

  • Demonstrate ability to manage conflict in a positive manner

  • CNA portion of position:

  • Use protective equipment and takes appropriate precautions whenever there is potential for contact with blood or body fluids

  • Provide care appropriate to the age of patients served on the assigned unit(s)

  • Assist the registered nurse with basic patient care as delegated

  • Report observations/information regarding patient care/condition to the RN in a timely manner

  • Access and utilize the computer system as necessary for patient care documentation, or to enter charges

  • Understand and respect patients' rights

  • Foster collegial working relationships with the healthcare team

  • Assist with transportation of patients, supplies, specimens, etc., as requested

  • Complete other delegated/assigned duties to support patient care such as stocking patient rooms, stocking monitor carts, etc

  • Maintain clinical competency in area of specialty and level of practice.


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Coursework/Training:

  • Training in a recognized health care program -OR- one (1) year experience performing secretarial duties in healthcare

  • Medical terminology course -OR- equivalent knowledge

  • Completion of Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) recognized Acute Care CNA 2 course -OR- Grandfathered to CNA 2 per OSBN requirements

  • Active and unencumbered license in the state of Oregon as Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

  • Experience with a variety of software applications

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Coursework/Training:

  • One (1) year of post-high school education

  • Satisfactory completion of Health Unit Coordinator course -OR- equivalent educational experience

  • National Certification Health Unit Coordinator

  • Experience as a preceptor/role model

  • One (1) year experience as a CNA 2

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Oregon-Hood River

Req ID: 308313