CNA2 - Unit Secretary - Intensive Care Unit - FT - DAYS

Bay Area Hospital Coos Bay, OR


Support the organization's mission, vision and values by adhering to the behavioral standards of Bay Area Hospital. Comply with all laws and regulations affecting Bay Area Hospital. Be familiar with and adhere to the Code of Conduct and support the Bay Area Hospital Compliance Program. Effective communication skills and the ability work effectively with people from various backgrounds are critical.


When working as a CNA2: Collects objective patient data, provides patient care and comfort measures within scope of practice for a CNA2 and as assigned by a licensed nurse. Reports observations of patient and outcome of data-gathering and care activities to licensed nurse. Documents appropriately in medical record. When working as a Unit Secretary: Coordinates unit activities in collaboration with charge nurse/manager. Facilitates smooth running of the unit by performing clerical, reception, computer entry/processing, and organizational duties. When working as a Patient Safety Assistant: Monitors and adjusts environment to maintain safety in the environment of care. At the direction of the RN, may assist to feed the patient and assist in activities of daily living. The safety assistant is for the added safety of the patient who demonstrates behavior detrimental towards self or others.


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CNA2 duties – Summary

* Understands the CNA2 scope of practice and accepts assignments from licensed nurse consistent with scope of practice

* Gathers patient data, i.e. vital signs, height and weight, output, pain levels

* Obtains specimens and performs point-of-care tests within scope of practice and for which competency has been demonstrated and documented

* Assists patient with activities of daily living, i.e. nutrition and hydration, personal care, use of assistive devices, mobility; employs safe patient handling equipment as needed.

* Assists with complementary therapies for pain relief

* Performs other tasks as assigned, e.g. applying sequential compression devices, assisting with warm/cold therapies, bladder scanning, reinforcing use of incentive spirometer, assisting with turning/coughing/deep breathing exercises, emptying drainage devices, applying and removing restraints.

* Answers patient call lights, promptly reports patient requests outside of CNA2 scope of practice to licensed nurse

* Communicates clearly, completely, and concisely to licensed nurse regarding physical status of patient, care and comfort measures delivered, data collected, changes in patient condition, observations, and patient statements about condition or care

* Documents care and observations in medical record clearly, accurately, and in a timely manner

Unit Secretary duties

* Serves as a receptionist for the unit by answering phones, transferring calls, relaying messages promptly and accurately, directing/assisting visitors

* Utilizes Soarian and the electronic medical record to input, retrieve, and cross-check data, run reports.

* Processes paper orders and medical record components, as needed, including scanning and faxing documents, preparing patient discharge paperwork, and preparing chart for transport of patient to another facility.

* Manages nurse call system: assigns patients/Cisco phones to staff as directed by charge nurse, forwards calls to individual phones, helps resolve nurse locator issues, monitors status of patient calls and staff response via computer.

* Utilizes various electronic communication systems, i.e. MedStan, InRoster, Maintenance Connection, AS400 Memo function.

* Utilizes AS400 system to manage patient bed/admit/acuity status, send messages, and enter charges.

* Transports specimens/supplies/documents by hand or via pneumatic tube, retrieves blood products from Blood Bank.

* Works with the unit team to ensure cupboards are appropriately stocked, work areas are clean, tidy, and free of clutter, halls are clear.

* Assists physicians, as requested, with Soarian and the electronic medical record.

* Performs quality assurance monitoring on medical records and unit activities, as directed by manager

Patient Safety Assistant duties

* Maintains patient safety from self and environment

* Gives clear simple directions to patient, reinforces teaching and orientation to the patient

* Follows direction from the Registered Nurse about safety for the patient and the environment of care

* Maintain and enforce strict patient confidentiality and respect patient and family rights

* Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements


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* Ability to read, write legibly, and converse effectively in the English language

* Maintains regular, consistent and punctual attendance at the assigned job location

* Able to use a personal computer and various software programs applicable to the position

* Deals effectively interdepartmentally & with the public

* Maintains confidentiality

* Provides care that is appropriate to and respectful of patient's age, culture, and spiritual needs

* Strong priority-setting and organizational skills

* Excellent telephone skills

* Recognizes and reports abnormal occurrences

* Knows the fire plan and escape routes for patient and self


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* Current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant 2 in the State of Oregon

* American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) or be must obtained by the last day of the month after the 60-day grace period

* High school diploma or equivalent preferred


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* Effective communication skills both verbally and written

* Experience in hospital as a CNA2 within the past two years preferred.

* One year experience in unit secretary role in hospital preferred.


Union Affiliation: UFCW

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and job skills required.

Full-Time Position (36 Hours Per Week, 72 Per Pay Period)

Shift: 0700-1930 Days: Varied

Wages Based Upon Experience

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled


The future looks bright at Bay Area Hospital, and we are always searching for quality people to join our team. We offer a great atmosphere, competitive pay, a wide array of benefits, and many growth opportunities for our employees.