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Assistant, Unit
Department: Surgical Unit
Schedule: Part-Time/Benefit Eligible .9 FTE
Shift: Night
Hours:
Job Details:

Varied days including weekend coverage, third shift hours, 8 and 12-hour shifts, 72 hours per two-week pay period.

Position Title: Unit Assistant
Department: Surgical Unit

Purpose: Participates in the provision of safe, quality patient care as delegated by the Registered Nurse and provides clerical services to the patient care area through support of standards and philosophies of Genesis Medical Center.

Report To: Manager

Supervisory Responsibility: No Supervision: The job does not require the provision of guidance or supervision to others.  There is no formal responsibility for directing others.

Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources.  Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor.  The variety and volume of resources is also very limited.  Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Patients, Families, and Significant Others.

POSITION SPECIFICATION

Education: High school graduation or equivalent

Special Training: Basic Life Support

Training Preferred: Medical Terminology, Basic Microsoft Office

Licensure/Registration: Certified Nursing Assistant

Experience: No experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people. These may be fellow employees, customers, the public or others outside the organization. Communications are of limited difficulty. Interactions usually involve short, straightforward exchanges of information. The job requires a limited amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions are non-stressful encounters and dealing with uncomplicated problem situations.

Physical Demands: Very High Intensity:  A main requirement of the job is physical labor.  Forces exerted are equivalent to lifting more than 50 pounds.  The need for physical stamina and endurance is extremely significant.  The degree of physical strain produced on the job is very high.  It results in considerable fatigue and requires periods of rest.  Work could require very fine dexterity and extreme muscular control, involving various body postures.  The position exceeds these very high intensity demands occasionally 10-35% of the time.

Working Conditions: There is routine exposure to highly adverse environmental conditions including physical hazards, health and safety risks, and otherwise undesirable characteristics in the environment.  Personal risks require safety equipment or precautions to be followed closely.  The time the employee may be exposed to these conditions is limited to 70% or less of the work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes

 

   
     

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