Nursing Assistant/Unit Coordinator- 6 South, Full Time, Nights

North Mississippi Medical Center   Tupelo, MS   Full-time
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* Effectively and efficiently coordinates the activities of the nursing unit
* Assists with all admissions, discharges, transfers and changes within the unit utilizing the electronic patient tracking system and electronic medical record.


* Performs a variety of office, secretarial and other related duties both within and in support of assigned unit
* Manages all intake and outbound documents
* Handles incoming and outgoing communications
* Effectively and efficiently answer patients' call lights/requests and reports requests to appropriate personnel

Patient Care:

* Performs tasks related to routine patient care within an assigned unit under the supervision of a Registered Nurse
* Assists with patient's plan of care by providing and/or assisting with activities of daily living, including but not limited to personal hygiene, grooming, mobility, and comfort
* Effectively and efficiently coordinates daily patient care activities on the nursing unit
* Assists nursing staff to better facilitate patient admissions, discharges, and transfers.
* Performs a variety of duties both within and in support of assigned unit as delegated by nursing staff
* Responds to patient's call lights/requests and reports to appropriate personnel when necessary
* Assists patients in meeting nutritional needs, including but not limited to assisting with feeding, providing fluids and supplements.

Inventory Control:

* Orders, stocks, and replenishes unit supplies and necessary equipment in a cost efficient manner
* Participates in identifying unit financial responsibility during budget preparation
* Assists with keeping unit within its budget restraints


* Communicates patient information, concerns, or issues to appropriate interdisciplinary team member(s)
* Facilitates and directs communication among visitors, employees, and physicians within assigned unit
* Facilitates unit communication including, but not limited to, telephones, intercom system, call light system, computers, etc. and relays information as appropriate
* Communicates patient information, concerns, or issues to appropriate interdisciplinary team member(s)

Customer Service:

* Greets and assists all customers, physicians, patients, visitors and employees in a friendly and efficient manner
* Ensures a safe and clean environment for patients and health care team
* Welcomes visitors to the unit by greeting them, answering questions, giving directions, and referring inquiries as appropriate to nursing staff.
* Answers telephone and directs calls and inquiries to the appropriate department or staff member.
* Polite and friendly in all interactions whether by phone or in person


* Facilitates effective communication between disciplines by providing organized medical records
* Assures timely and accurate access to pertinent patient data
* Maintains unit-specific records/reports (i.e. unit log books, staffing sheets, etc.) as assigned


* Documents care provided using worksheets and/or the electronic medical record


* Adheres to professional standards, behavioral standards, and hospital policies as set forth by the organization
* Complies with applicable Local/State/Federal policies/procedures/guideline/regulations/laws/statues

Maintains confidentiality by protecting personal healthcare information of all patients.

Job Knowledge:

* High School Diploma or equivalent; required
* Certification preferred but not required.
* Obtains and maintains CPR certification as set forth by unit and Continuing Education.
* Working knowledge of computers and software programs; required
* Must meet and maintain education requirements upon hire and annually as determined by unit and Continuing Education Department
* Working knowledge of office equipment (i.e. telephones, fax machines, scanners, etc.); required
* Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills; required
* Knowledge of medical terminology; preferred
* Excellent interpersonal skills; required
* Previous nursing assistant experience preferred but not required.
* Basic knowledge of computers preferred
* Must be able to read and write
* Utilizes and cares for equipment on nursing unit

Must be able to recognize changes and abnormalities in the patient's condition and report to appropriate staff

At North Mississippi Health Services, our mission is to "continuously improve the health of the people of our region." Our vision is to "provide the best patient and family-centered care and health services in America." We believe that fulfilling our mission and vision calls us to embrace the best people that form incredible connections to our patients and families.
We take pride in celebrating everything that makes you uniquely you - your talents, your perspectives, and your passions. At North Mississippi Health Services, we believe in connecting your passion with a purpose. When you are part of our team, you know what connected feels like.

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North Mississippi Medical Center

Tupelo, MS