Nursing Assistant - Medical/Surgical 4T - F/T - Nights - 3783 at Careers | UC Irvine Health

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Job Description & Salary Range

UC Title:                                       Senior Hospital Assistant

Position Number:                     10000406

Reports to:                                  Clinical Nurse III -Supervisor

Working Title:                            Nursing Assistant

Cost Center:                               Medical/Surgical 4T (6080)

Bargaining Unit:                        EX

FLSA:                                            Nonexempt

Job Code:                                   8904

Date Created:                             09/04/2011

Shift:                                              Day Shift

Hours:                                          36.00


Position Summary: 

The Nursing Assistant aids professional and technical nursing personnel primarily by accomplishing a variety of duties and procedures which are directly related to patient care.  Primary duties include taking and recording vital signs, assisting patients with hygiene and elimination, and maintaining a clean and safe unit environment.  Will assist with stocking unit supplies, operating hospital equipment as directed, performing routine clerical tasks, and assisting with other related duties as assigned.


Salary Range: 


Rate    Minimum  $14.50   Midpoint  $15.79   Maximum  $17.08



Essential Job Functions:

The identification of essential functions below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position, nor does it restrict the duties which may be assigned to this position if such duties reasonably relate to the position.


% Effort

PNT_CARE Accurately measures and records vital signs. Recognizes critical deviations in the patient's condition, takes appropriate action and accurately documents all activities as required



PNT_CARE Assists with patient care activities as directed by the RN, including specimen collection, turning & positioning, and patient transportation



PNT_CARE Assists patient with hygiene, elimination, routine skin care, comfort measures and other Activities of Daily Living (ADL), in consideration of patient age, gender, culture and stated preferences, maintaining patient privacy and respect at all times. Assumes responsibility for maintaining a clean & safe environment.



CLIN_Actively engages in caring behaviors, taking conscious ownership for work and takes a proactive,  deliberate, and thoughtful actions regarding work activities. Demonstrates appropriate use of independent judgement and decision making



PNT_CARE Receives and accurately inventories patient belongings and sends to Patient Property when appropriate. Performs Point of Care Testing (POCT) Quality Controls per standards as required



Total Effort:





Core Organizational Functions:  

Customer Service: Values and delivers high quality service to all customers through effective application of the UCICARE principles: Understanding, Communication, Involvement, Commitment, Action, Respect Environment, and LAST. Knows and complies with all customer service standards as outlined in the Service Excellence Handbook.

Quality Improvement: Strives for high quality performance and takes initiative to make improvements and deliver results.

Resource Management: Demonstrates accountability, discretion and sound judgment in using or managing university resources.

Personal Achievement: Sets and achieves personal goals to advance career-related skills, knowledge and abilities and helps others to improve their skills.

Teamwork: Builds effective relationships across work groups by treating fellow employees with courtesy, respect and inclusiveness; maintains a positive attitude and takes responsibility for assignments.


Required Qualifications:

Must be able to read, write and speak effectively in English

Must be Certified Nurses Assist. or enrolled in accredited nursing prog. with completion of at least 1 clinical semester. Completed course to include a min. of: physical assessments, therapeutic communication, comfort care, ADL, vital signs & fluid mgt

Demonstrated patient care experience, preferably in an acute care setting

Basic Life Support

Understanding of basic medical terminology

Must be able to work variable shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays

Nursing Assistants hired prior to May 2010 who did not possess certification as a Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) are not required to obtain it at this time



Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.



Walking                                                                 55% of time

Standing                                                                40% of time

Sitting                                                                     5% of time


Agility (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)

Turning                                                                  F

Twisting                                                                 F

Bending                                                                 O

Crouching                                                             O

Kneeling                                                                O

Balancing                                                              N

Climbing                                                                N

Crawling                                                                N



Lifting                                                                     up to 50 Pounds

Carrying                                                                up to 25 Pounds

Pulling                                                                   up to 100 Pounds

Pushing                                                                 up to 100 Pounds


Safety Equipment

Gloves                                                                   Required

Mask                                                                      Required

Scrubs                                                                   Required


Dexterity (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)

Handling                                                               F

Reaching                                                              F

Fingering                                                              O