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Nursing Assistant - Med-Surg/Oncology - Days

Company: Woman's Hospital
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Woman's Med-Surg/Oncology Unit is a 36 bed unit that cares for adult patients with a wide range of medical and surgical needs including but not limited to surgical oncology for gynecologic and breast cancers, complications of cancer therapy, surgical interventions, Bariatric, General and Plastic Surgeries, Infusion therapy and treatment of a variety of other medical and surgical conditions. Our team of doctors, specialists, surgeons, nurses, social workers, dieticians and caregivers are backed by the latest in surgical interventions, research and advanced medical treatments. Woman's creates a compassionate, supportive, safe and therapeutic environment for patients, families and staff.

Responsibilities of the Secretary position include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifies and prioritizes nursing/department activities and performs the necessary tasks within a reasonable time frame and on the basis of task priority, reassessing priorities throughout the shift as circumstances warrant.
  • Checks and monitors supplies and forms and restocks as necessary in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Communicates pertinent information regarding unit and patient status, problems and anticipated problems in an accurate, complete, concise, timely and courteous manner, while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Maintains necessary skills and flexibility to perform nursing assistant duties. Works as a team player.
  • Is readily available and accessible to nursing staff, keeps nurse informed when leaving the unit for errands and/or breaks, maintains timely and appropriate work breaks.
  • Carries out delegated patient care activities, i.e., recording I&O, ambulating patients, assisting with nutritional needs, etc.
  • Provides complete personal hygiene to the patient, i.e., oral care, bathing, dressing, perineal care, and other physical comfort measures.
  • Performs skills specific to the unit, i.e., TPR, removing foley catheters, obtaining specimens, and preparing patients for surgery according to hospital procedures, nursing care standards, and as delegated by the nurse.
  • Identifies and responds to patients' needs and problems in a timely, courteous manner.
  • Maintains a clean work area/unit, collecting and disposing of soiled items. Cleans, stores, and returns equipment to Central Services in a timely manner and according to hospital policy and procedure.
  • Transcribes physician's orders from chart to MAR and Kardex and enters department requests. Prepares charts for admits and discharges.
  • Performs specifically assigned duties, such as delivering/receiving of blood, specimens and medications, ordering doctors' orders, checking/restocking treatment room, maintaining current doctor information, ordering office supplies, pamphlets.
  • Enters patient charges into computer every shift, i.e., stock medications, equipment usage, outpatient hours, patient supplies and treatment related charges.
  • Support and uphold the mission, vision, and values of Woman's.

    A Work Experience with Purpose

    Woman's is one of the largest specialty hospitals for women and infants in the United States. We are recognized throughout the country for our innovative programs, and we pride ourselves in surpassing the expectations of those we serve. Providing exceptional patient care and creating exceptional patient experiences are at the center of what we do at Woman's. Our team consistently exceeds state and national benchmarks for patient satisfaction.

    Our employees, organizational culture, mission, vision, values, and benefits make Woman's a best place to work. In fact, for the 15th year in a row, Woman's has been recognized as a Best Place to Work by Modern Healthcare - making us the only healthcare organization to earn the distinction every year since the program's inception. We are proud of the level of care our staff provides to our patients and each other.


    Days; including holidays and weekends


    $10.61 - $14.99

    $150 Employee Referral Bonus

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Woman's Hospital. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge , Nursing Assistant - Med-Surg/Oncology - Days, Healthcare , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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