- Program Graduate
- Certification Required
Position Summary: The Unit Assistant performs the receptionist and secretarial duties on the patient care unit while functioning as the focal point for communication in the nursing station. Additionally, the Unit Assistant is responsible for providing direct patient care under the direction of a Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse, or Staff Nurse.
Education: High School diploma or GED required. Certificate from Certified Nursing Assistant Program required.
Licensure/Certification: Current certification by Maryland Board of Nursing as a Nursing Assistant. (Certain positions required additional licensure.) BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification.
Experience: Previous experience in clerical or receptionist position, hospital experience or satisfactory completion of a unit secretary training course is preferred. Six months successful experience as a Nursing Assistant in a general hospital preferred. Experience as a student nurse is an acceptable substitute for a Nursing Assistant Class. The student must have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Nursing Care and obtained a Nursing assistant Certification from the Maryland Board of Nursing.
Skills: Secretarial and receptionist skills, medical terminology, good verbal and written communication skills. Patient care, treatments, and other delegated tasks as allowed by the Maryland Nurse Practice Act. Ability to prioritize and organize.
**May be required to work additional shifts or varying hours to meet the operational needs of the department.
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