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CNA/Unit Secretary – 24 hrs/wk – Maternal/Child (Anticipated Opening)

Job Summary:  Ensures the processing of ancillary department orders.  Manages information via telephone, call bell, and direct conversation by directing to the appropriate person(s). Participates in up-staffing and down-staffing for the present and incoming shift in collaboration with the Charge Nurse/Supervisor/Nurse Manager.  Performs CNA functions when requested, if applicable.  Maintains a positive working relationship with co-workers and other health care professionals.  Utilizes excellent customer service skills.

Essential Duties:    

  1. Maintains unit supplies and equipment to meet patient care needs.
  2. Assists the Primary Charge Nurse and Nurse Manager in determining unit needs on an annual basis.
  3. Assists Charge Nurse/Supervisor/Nurse Manager in problem-solving unit & patient needs.
  4. Manages patient call system and responds appropriately and timely to patient requests.
  5. Provides continuity of patient orders, day-to-day and shift-to-shift with appropriate follow-up.
  6. Obtain patient vital signs.
  7. Ensure patients have all fresh water.
  8. Empty garbage cans when needed.
  9. Ensure all patient room bathrooms have fresh towels and toilet paper.
  10. Ensure all postpartum patients have pads and panties in the bathroom.
  11. Remove all used towels from the bathrooms.
  12. Change linens on beds daily and when soiled.
  13. Strip rooms upon patient discharge.
  14. Set up room prior to patient admission.
  15. Answer call bells.
  16. Answer unit phone.
  17. Update patient assignment board.
  18. Complete daily assignment sheet.
  19. Check eyewash station every 7 days (this can be performed more often, but not to exceed 7 days).
  20. Check breast milk refrigerators daily.
  21. Check fluid warmer daily.
  22. Provide baths to patients or set up for shower.
  23. Assist in baby bathing.
  24. Wash delivery and circumcision equipment, and bring to dumbwaiter.
  25. Assist in pictures and videos of our babies.
  26. Upload and transmit baby pictures to WAGM and our webmaster.
  27. Enter birth certificate information.
  28. Enter maternal and infant immunizations in IMMPACT.
  29. Upload hearing screen data weekly.
  30. Ensure unit is stocked with newborn, maternal, and teaching packets.
  31. Offer and assist patients to sign up for patient portal.
  32. Print off CPSI education care notes for all patients
  33. Review welcome packets with patients
  34. Complete O2 saturations and transcutaneous bilirubin screenings on babies.
  35. You may also be asked to float to another unit to assist in patient care or on-on-one sitting.

Education, Skills, Experience Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or G.E.D.
  2. Meets minimum of 12 hours per year of continuing education (hrs. submitted to Health Education Dept. for record keeping).
  3. ACU and SCU: attends/successfully completes unit secretary basic EKG monitoring course.
  4. Maintains current BLS (Heart Saver and Healthcare Provider).
  5. Accountable for competency and will perform in a minimum of two (2) nursing units.
  6. Maintains a current C.N.A. certificate in the State of Maine.
 

What People Say About Us

Here are just a few of the many positive things our patients have to say about their the care they received at Cary Medical Center.

  1. The staff in one day surgery is absolutely amazing. I was very thankful for my team of nurses, doctors and right down to the secretary that checked me in. You all were so amazing, friendly and professional. Thank you so much!

    Desiree S.

    Desiree S.

  2. I am beyond happy with our visit at Cary! We can't thank you and your amazing staff for keeping our little boy your #1 concern. You did such an amazing job! Thank you Cary Medical Center!

    Whittni N.

    Whittni N.

  3. This hospital was exactly what a hospital should be. The took such good care of my grandmother and the display of humanity and compassion was genuine. I am forever grateful.

    Joshua S.

    Joshua S.

  4. I had my son at Cary and I couldn’t imagine being treated better anywhere. The staff were attentive, empathetic, and went above and beyond for my comfort. I wouldn’t want to give birth anywhere else.

    Emily O.

    Emily O.

  5. A big shout-out to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Cary Medical Center’s ER, Imaging, Lab, Food Service, and ACU Departments. I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful care from each of you.

    Stephanie P.

    Stephanie P.

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