Nursing Assistant/Unit Secretary- Post Anesthesia Care Unit - PRN

Nursing Assistant/Unit Secretary- Post Anesthesia Care Unit - PRN

02 Jun 2022
Pennsylvania, York, 17401 York USA

Nursing Assistant/Unit Secretary- Post Anesthesia Care Unit - PRN

PRN OPPORTUNITY 24 HOURS/6 WEEKS MINIMUM COMMITMENT Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is a 21 bay post-procedure unit that specializes in the recovery of patients following general, MAC or spinal anesthesia and the management of patients undergoing acute pain interventions (blocks) for pain control. DAY/EVENING SHIFT Job Description: Under direct supervision, acts as a receptionist for visitors and serves as a central contact for telephone calls and a distribution point for paper and electronic communication, laboratory and test results. Interacts daily with visitors, patients, physicians and staff and displays a positive, helpful attitude. Demonstrates ability to accurately transcribe physician orders and creates and maintains the medical record. Schedules patient care services. Is responsible for electronic data entry and retrieval. Is a key member of the care delivery team. Provides clinical support services to patient care staff by performing a variety of duties related to patient care. Takes patient vital signs, assists patients with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, feeding, toileting, etc.), inventories and replenishes supplies and equipment. May perform special assigned duties such as performing EKGs and Point-of-Care testing Duties and Responsibilities Essential Accountabilities:Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens and bed pans and positioning.

Assists in the preparation and transportation of patients for tests, procedures, etc.

Monitors patient condition levels; reports changes to the appropriate individuals.

Ensures patient rooms, nursing areas, supply carts, etc. are stocked with appropriate items at required levels.

Maintains par levels of supplies and equipment on assigned unit(s). Notifies supervisor when reorder points are reached.

Greets, directs and assists physicians, visitors, patients and ancillary department staff. Orients patients to their rooms as appropriate.

Answers telephone using personable etiquette. Answers inquiries by providing accurate information or forwarding callers to appropriate resource. Responds to intercom and email. Identifies emergency messages, directs information to the appropriate personnel. Maintains confidentiality.

Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files using knowledge of various computer applications designed for functions such as patient management, patient census, acuity, composer, bed tracking, transport, etc Serves as a knowledgeable resource for multiple applications such as, Patient Management and PowerChart. Keeps current with system/application upgrades. Offers/provides assistance to others in navigating IS applications.

Performs a variety of duties related to the creation and maintenance of the patient medical record in a manner which expedites patient admission, transfer and discharge. Assembles and copies charts and forms, ensuring charts contain necessary forms. Ensures all medical records have signed orders and an H & P. Places transcribed orders on the chart. Monitors and flags missing items daily. Performs data entry, chart preparation, filing and photocopying in accordance with appropriate policies.

Transcribes orders and documents on the paper or electronic record. Places pharmacy orders on the MAR. Follows up on orders and checks on open orders. Ensures verbal orders are signed according to Hospital policy.

Consults with appropriate clinical/nonclinical personnel to resolve issues, concerns from patients’ medical record, ancillary department results, patient/family inquiries, etc

Schedules tests, procedures and other patient services. Confers with clinical care provider regarding sequencing of tests, patient activity tolerance and special needs, as appropriate.

Communicates changes in the patient’s condition and other urgent information to the Registered Nurse in a timely manner. Reports actual and potential problems concerning patients, families, staff and appropriate departments to the team members and the charge nurse/nurse manager.

Communicates delay/difficulties in providing services or alteration of routine. Acknowledges and responds to patient alarms and notifies appropriate care provider as needed.

Orders and stocks supplies on an ongoing basis.



Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.

Minimum Experience:

3 - 6 months

Minimum Education:

Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training

Preferred Courses:

Certified Nursing Assistant

Required Certification:

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Required Courses:

Completion of course for unit secretaries and medical terminology

Physical Demands:

Occasional prolonged standing/walking

Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients

Pushes/pulls or moves/lifts heavy equipment/supplies

Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching


Excellent communication/interpersonal skills; excellent computer skills and ability to use

various software applications in a windows environment

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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