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Unit Assistant Medical Surgical Nights

One of the most experienced and comprehensive medical centers in Kansas! Wesley is the hospital of choice for thousands of people in Kansas and northern Oklahoma. Their preference for Wesley extends well beyond the high-quality medical services Wesley offers. It includes the spirit of intensive caring that inspires and guides everyone who works at Wesley Medical Center. Wesley Medical Center is an acute-care center licensed for 760 beds and 102 bassinets. As a leader in overall recommended care, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies - more than any hospital in a 13 state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita with the Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Derby ER and Wesley Woodlawn ER.
Wesley is proud to have earned an "A" rating in the most recent Leapfrog Patient Safety Report!
*Position Summary: *Functions as a Nurse Assistant and as a Unit Clerk, as determined by department needs. Performs individualized patient-focused care and technical tasks under the direct delegation of a registered nurse that are based on the developmental levels of the department's specific patient population. Assist patients with the activities of daily living utilizing a patient-centered approach. Serves as a patient advocate working in collaborative manner with the interdisciplinary team. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
* Assists with the care of the patient in collaboration with the patient care team
* Maintains and applies principles of patient safety
* Ensures decisions and actions on behalf of patients are determined in an ethical manner
* Participates in the improvement of operational functions and patient care
* Establishes communication and respectful relationships with all disciplines
* Recognizes when and how to escalate patient concerns up the chain of command
* Presents a positive image at all times while directing customers to appropriate areas
* Answers telephone and intercom efficiently and courteously, relaying messages and calls to appropriate personnel and other departments as needed
* Maintains records, transcribes physician orders, and assures orders are carried out in an expeditious manner
* Coordinates activities of nursing unit with other departments

*Required Registration, Licensure or Certification*
* Current Basic Life Support (BLS) verification course, as specified in policy
*Required Education or Experience*
* Completion of one of the following four:
o Completion of a nurse assistant training program; OR
o Six months previous nurse assistant experience; OR
o Emergency medical technician (EMT) experience; OR
o Successful completion of the first semester of nursing school clinical, to include basic clinical skills
*Required Knowledge and Skills*
* Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
* Ability to perform clerical skills and proper phone etiquette
* Possess basic personal computer skills
* Multi-tasking ad prioritization skills
*Preferred Knowledge and Skills*
* Knowledge of medical terminology
* One year nurse assistant experience in an acute care setting

**Job:** **Nursing Support*

**Title:** *Unit Assistant Medical Surgical Nights*

**Location:** *Kansas-Wichita-Wesley Medical Center*

**Requisition ID:** *00323-18744*