Under direct supervision of nurse manager, the incumbent will perform the following patient care responsibilities and safety measures: assist patient with admission procedure; assist patients during transfer procedure; assist patients with discharge procedure; provide for patients’ personal hygiene; assist with patients’ excretory needs; assist patients with meals and nourishment; and assist in providing for patient safety and comfort measures. Provide clerical support to the Administrative Nurse of the designated unit. Transcribe Doctor’s orders; verify, record, post and file information materials via manual and/or automated systems; evaluate and report data pertinent to the functioning of the patient care unit; interpret and apply medical terminology; coordinate intra-departmental communications; foster public relations; participate in meetings and continuing education.
This position floats to various units within the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica hospital locations based on the patient census and the skills of the RN/Staff. An ability to work efficiently and effectively with others, providing compassionate and cutting edge patient care while also contributing to the positive and collaborative team environment at UCLA Health is a must.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Ability to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated nursing, PT/OT, and RT assisted tasks. Certification of Nursing Assistant from a state approved program or demonstrated equivalency. Ability to speak clearly and distinctly using appropriate English vocabulary and grammar. Ability to understand oral and written English directives. Ability to read and write standard English text. Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations (add, subtract, multiply and divide). Ability to accurately complete assigned tasks. Ability to organize and prioritize work to complete assignments in a timely fashion. Understanding of basic medical terminology and abbreviations preferred. Recent ward clerk and/or appropriate clerical experience in an acute hospital environment. Skill in transcribing doctor’s orders and medical information via manual or automated systems accurately, neatly and legibly. Skill in evaluating and reporting various kinds of emergent information pertinent to the functioning of an inpatient care unit. Ability to communicate on a one-to-one basis the duties of a ward secretary to float personnel and other staff members. Skill in responding to inquiries, imparting information and interpreting hospital policies and procedures to patients, public and staff in prompt and courteous manner, maintaining a professional manner. Ability to speak grammatically correct English clearly and distinctly to obtain and convey information to the public and hospital staff. Ability to read and write English to understand, interpret and record all ward clerk duties. Ability to perform with frequent interruption and distractions. Skill in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner when there are competing requirements and a heavy workload. Ability to pass an 8 hour computer data entry training course.
BLS from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association required.
California CNA Certification or current enrollment in a BSN or MSN program with completion of at least one Med Surg rotation required.
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