Cone Health

Nursing Tech/Nursing Secretary

ID
2021-6396
Location
Alamance Regional Medical Center
Work Location
US-NC-Burlington
Division : Name
Alamance Regional Medical Center
Department : Name
ARMC-GENSURGERY-2ND LEVEL
Category
NURSING SECRETARY
Position Sub-Category
HOSPITAL
Position Type
Relief (PRN)
Employment Type
Employee
Exempt/NonExempt
Non-Exempt
FTE
0.00
Provider Schedule (specific schedule)
Day/Night Rotation
On call Required
No
Sub Category
Nursing Secretary - Hospital

Overview

Provides basic patient care according to the skills and competency guidelines set by the N.C. Division of Facility Services. Provides patient care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and documenting within the scope of practice into the EMR. Performs clerical and receptionist duties. Serves as the communication liaison for patients/family, nursing staff, physicians and other hospital departments. Maintains unit/patient supplies. May have access to non-controlled medication storage areas on the patient care units if and only when their job responsibilities require that access, such as transferring non-controlled substance medications from one storage location site to another or when helping other licensed healthcare professionals retrieve non-controlled substance medications.

Responsibilities


Performs direct patient care based on the requests and needs as specified by patient and family, being age appropriate. Provides personal attention for patients that is conducive to recovery by providing assistance with activities of daily living: bathing, shaving, mouth care, skin care and progressive mobility. Obtains accurate vital signs and documents in timely manner. Reports findings outside normal parameters to nurse for appropriate intervention. Keeps licensed staff informed of all responsibilities on an ongoing bases, ensuring prompt notification in the event of a problem or potential problem. Addresses patient?s quality of life issues in relationship to nutrition/hydration/elimination by: Providing assistance with meal set-up and/or feeds patients as needed, distributing nutritional supplements and snacks according to patients plan of care, monitor and document intake and output accurately and notifying RN staff of observations as appropriate (i.e. no bowel movement, diarrhea, concentrated urine), empties foley catheters at end of shift and as needed. Performs intentional hourly rounding and anticipates patient needs. Responds to needs of all patients on the unit, not just in assigned group. Assists with admissions, transfers, and discharges to support patient throughput. Receives and responds to nurse delegation. Works with nurse to set priorities when receiving multiple requests.

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Performs clerical activities. Schedules follow up appointments for patients. Communicates with other hospital departments to initiate/follow-up. Participates in admission/transfer/discharge process. Relays information/messages to appropriate person(s) in a timely manner. Maintains efficient flow of clerical work on the unit. Enters charges and maintains accurate accommodation codes. Helps meet regulatory compliance standards; Refrigerator temps, track device day data, daily BCA checks, safety rounds, appropriate CHL audits. Makes sure fall risk patients have correct armbands and correct color of socks, as well as correct signage and monitors bed alarm compliance. Maintains adequate paperwork concerning patient information (Patient logs, Patient Labels, Transfer/Admission logs) and communication with physician practices. Maintains proper inventory levels on all supplies and other items necessary for the operation of the department. Assists in maintaining unit inventory of supplies, equipment, nourishments, and instruments and office supplies. Requests supplies from portable equipment (Compression Stockings, IV pumps, etc)

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Promotes a positive and efficient departmental atmosphere. Maintains/records patient cardiac rhythms and escalates status changes to nurse. Monitors patient activity on and off unit. Promotes patient satisfaction through personal interaction, meeting patient needs in a timely fashion. (Patient rounding as appropriate.)Provides a clean and comfortable environment for patients. Assists with lost or left behind patient belongings. Reports patient status, patient/family concerns or unsafe conditions, as occur. Responds to call lights/intercom/telephones. Directs questions and problems to appropriate person, recognizing the need to seek assistance when necessary. Provides assistance/support to patients and significant others. Assists with bed assignments, transfers and discharges. Monitors patient activity on and off unit. Collects non-controlled medications, distributing to appropriate licensed personnel on the unit. Observes Video Surveillance cameras. Communicates regarding equipment maintenance and repairs. Assists with maintaining a clean and safe environment.

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Demonstrates Personal accountability. Responds appropriately to emergency situations (Cone Health Codes) and demonstrates knowledge of how to respond. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals (including compliance with Infection Prevention, Hand Hygiene, etc.).Always uses appropriate safety devices and techniques (examples: using safe lift equipment and needle safe devices; pushing carts; correctly lifting copy paper).Protects all confidential information and obeys all HIPAA regulations. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures, including dress code and attendance. Documents time accurately using Kronos. Attends at least 50% of departmental staff meetings. Completes all departmentally required education, competencies, and/or proficiencies.

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Qualifications


EDUCATION:
High School Diploma or equivalent, Required

EXPERIENCE:
Relative experience/basic medical terminology/computer literacy required.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING:
REQUIRED

NAI | Nurse Aid I

BLS (CPR)-American Red Cross or AHA Healthcare Provider

Currently listed, in good standing as Nurse Aide I with the North Carolina Division of Facilities Services required.

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