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Providence Health & Services Certified Nursing Assistant 2/Health Unit Coordinator - Cardiology in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Certified Nursing Assistant 2/Health Unit Coordinator (CNA 2 / HUC) - Cardiology (0.9 FTE, Days) to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.

---$4,000 Hiring Bonus for external candidates---

We are seeking a Certified Nursing Assistant 2 - Health Unit Coordinator - Cardiology who will be a key person within the decentralized nursing unit, who provides overall administrative and technical support in the operation of the unit; collaborate with other staff and leaders in the development, oversight, and operation of the unit; and perform CNA II patient care duties.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Monitor tube system for arrival of medications from Pharmacy and transport them to the defined area for medication storage on the unit


  • Assemble admission packets; ensure open charts at alcoves have adequate supply of forms; photocopies and faxes relevant documents for patient discharge

  • File materials as requested in patient charts at alcoves (e.g., care plans, lab reports, etc.) according to established timeframes and procedures

  • Transcribe provider orders in an accurate and timely manner at alcoves and/or substations

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

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

  • Access and utilize the computer system as necessary for patient care documentation, physician order transcription, diet changes, equipment and supply ordering

  • Maintain multiple work areas in neat and organized manner


  • Provide primary telephone coverage for unit, with assistance from other staff as needed

  • Answer calls promptly and courteously; receive and distribute messages and information accurately and in a timely manner

  • Represent the unit in a positive light through respectful and compassionate interactions with patients, visitors, providers, and other departments

  • Monitor activity on unit to ensure no unauthorized personnel are present; notify Assistant Head Nurse/Charge Nurse or supervisor for intervention as needed

  • Maintain positive, 'can-do' demeanor when interacting with others; uses effective communication skills and manages conflict in a professional manner

  • Participate in all mandatory staff meetings, education, orientation and other meetings as assigned/requested


  • Collaborate with the charge nurse in the coordination of admissions, transfers, and discharges

  • Assess unit activity flow and prioritize workload appropriately, making use of the OR tracker and bed board computer systems

  • Participate in QI activities; maintain refrigerator logs; participate in patient rounding as directed by nurses

  • Complete work in a timely manner, requesting help when necessary and assisting co-workers as needed


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

  • Assess situation and prioritize based on severity, If unable to address need of patient, promptly relays needs to the patient's nurse

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

  • Answer patient call lights on all patients and attends to patient needs as appropriate

  • Administer hygienic care to the patient, including bathing, oral and denture care, shaving, combing hair, etc.

  • Assist with patient activity and mobilization

  • Participate in admission, transfers, pre-and post-op and post-mortem care as directed by the nurse

  • Provide direct patient care under the supervision of the RN, including but not limited to, calculation of patient intake and output, application of cardiac monitor leads, performing point of care testing, and assisting with patient respiratory care


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Coursework/Training: Health Unit Coordinator or secretarial coursework along with a medical terminology course or experience -OR- one (1) year experience performing secretarial duties in a health care environment.

  • Coursework/Training: 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)

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Experience with a variety of software applications

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year of acute care hospital experience, ideally performing CNA and/or Health Unit Coordinator duties

  • One (1) year of experience as a CNA 2

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 308286