Bonner General Health

HUC/CNA MedSurg - 003


Sandpoint, ID


Per Diem

Department:  Medical Surgical

Status: Occasional

  • An employee in an occasional status must be available to work as agreed upon for department coverage or unforeseen employee’s absences, scheduled vacations (time-off), or fluctuations in census which affects staffing. Their schedule is set forth by their Department Manager.

Shift:  Hours will vary with the needs of the department


Performs nursing care services under the direction and supervision of licensed nurses. Complements the licensed nurse in the performance of nursing functions, but may not substitute for the licensed nurse. Will provide coordination of unit communications, transcribes medical information and physician orders, and performs clerical reception and support for the Medical / Surgical unit.


  • Performs clerical duties, cardex, transcribes orders, maintains policy and procedure manuals, and order entry, enters charges
  • Obtains and records temperature, pulse, respiration, B/P noninvasive and/or manual, accucheck, pulse oximeter readings, and weight as directed by the plan of care and reports abnormal results to LPN/RN staff
  • Provides safe patient transfers, ambulation and transports for the patient
  • Provides and records nutrition and fluid intake as directed and output including foley catheters
  • Performs clerical functions - including ordering, stocking and inventory - restocks rooms
  • Sets up and maintains medical records
  • Follows emergency procedures as directed
  • Provides nutrition and fluid intake as directed
  • Follows basic infection control principles
  • Clean rooms and patient care equipment
  • Maintains a clean, safe and healthy environment in the patient's area
  • Provides to the patient appropriate and safe personal hygiene and grooming
  • Shows empathy, respect and concern for, and preservation of the dignity of all persons including family and visitors
  • Acts as a receptionist for all visitor or personnel requiring information assistance per hospital policy - telephone and message services
  • Builds positive rapport with manager, patients, patients' family members and co-workers
  • Maintains familiarity with in-house phone system, paging, & patient call system
  • Coordinates unit communications and information about current unit activities   

SKILLS: Working knowledge of medical and technical terminology used in reports, transcription of orders, etc.; Able to carry out direction of Licensed Nurse; ability to note changes in conditions that should be reported; demonstrates ongoing interest in maintaining and increasing healthcare skills; displays commitment to working with Interdisciplinary Team members, other staff and volunteers; demonstrates maturity and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job; type 45 WPM; ability to coordinate multiple, concurrent communications and tasks; ability to read, write legibly and communicate in English.

EDUCATION: High School diploma or equivalent; successful completion of a Certified Nurses Aide course

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two (2) years experience as clerk or receptionist in Medical setting; prior CNA experience preferred

LICENSURE REQUIRED: Current Certified Nurses Aide – State of Idaho; Current BLS certification

SUPERVISED BY: Medical/Surgical Unit Nurse Manager, Clinical Supervisor, Charge RN or Hospital Supervisor

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