Associate Unit Support
Bedford Memorial Hospital/Emergency Room
Under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional nurse (nurse), the Unit Support Associate provides care appropriate to the patient population served and daily routine patient care needs. In addition, the USA performs a variety of secretarial/clerical duties. This is a multi-skilled position requiring patient care and clerical duties.
May handle medication that is delivered by the Pharmacy either directly or via the pneumatic tube system and to transport the medication to an appropriate storage area or to another employee who is qualified to administer medication.
Effective September 1, 2011, high school diploma or equivalent is required. Anyone hired prior to September 1, 2011, is grandfathered. Completion of an accredited Nursing assistant course.
This position requires a successful completion "pass" of a job function match test. The test uses standardized methodology to avoid unsafe situations by identifying mismatches between the physical requirements of the job and physical capabilities of the prospective job candidate.
Certification / License Certification as a nursing assistant or proof of scheduled testing date required at the time of hire
HUC plus CNA (CNA requirements must be completed within 120 days of hire; HUC medical terminology course must be completed within 120 days of hire)
HUC plus Monitor Tech (for CIMU)
EMT plus HUC