POSITION SUMMARY: Provides clerical and data management services for the Patient Care Unit as assigned, under the supervision of the Charge Nurse. Attends to the patient's direct care needs and performs tasks as delegated by the RN. Supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence Standards to all customer groups. Assists the RN with implementation of an age appropriate plan of care through tasks routinely delegated by the RN, based on the patient’s condition and the individual’s skills. Maintains professional behavior when dealing with issues or conflicts, utilizing appropriate resources, as needed. Assists the RN to provide an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors, and employees. The concepts of the patient centered care delivery model will provide the foundation for all nursing care. Provides clerical support, performs unit based medical records duties, and coordinates unit needs.
Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work.
Nurses are the heart of the hospital. That's why we're looking for nurses who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for nurses who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. Our nurses provide safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Nurses provide professional leadership and support to the healthcare team. The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care. We demonstrate Service Excellence standards at all times. Join us to make a difference.
Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Completion of typing test
Previous experience with medical terminology or completion of Health Unit Coordinator course required
Current BLS certification upon hire and maintain certification throughout employment
HWC and Verbal De-escalation within 30 days of hire and maintain certification throughout employment
Must possess one of the following:
CNA Certificate or equivalent certificate
2 years’ experience providing patient care preferred
Currently enrolled in LVN, ADN, or BSN School of Nursing with completion of Fundamentals
Medical Assistant Certification
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to read, and write in English
Ability to communicate with patients, families, staff, physicians, support agencies, and others
Ability to remain calm under stress
Ability to comprehend and follow instructions
Bending, lifting (25 lbs. minimum), grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing, pulling, and squatting
Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard/metric measurements)
Sitting / standing for long periods of time
Ability to repeatedly twist, squat, and stoop
Reaching for and handling charts, reports and supplies
Exposure to infectious organisms, agents and toxic chemicals
Associates Degree In Nursing
Registered Nurse Certified