Catholic Health Initiatives Care Assistant-Health Unit Coordinator, Ortho in LEXINGTON, Kentucky

Care Assistant-Health Unit Coordinator, Ortho


Field: Clinical Support

Requisition #: 2018-R0199656

Post Date: Dec 20, 2018

St Joseph's East

Orthopedic Specialty Unit

Full Time



Organizes and promotes efficient workflow within the unit.


  1. Acts as a communication liaison by greeting all internal and external customers to proactively meet service requests and to promote positive customer relations.

  2. Provides patient care under the supervision of licensed staff, Charge Nurse, Clinical Manager, Unit Manager or Director of Nursing in performing electrocardiograph exams, watching monitors for unit patients, informing the RN of significant rhythms and admitting/discharging patients from the monitoring system.

  3. Maintains designated hospital competencies validated by the Competency Based Orientation (CBO) plan.

  4. Demonstrates a strong belief and behaviors consistent with the Saint Joseph Healthcare Mission and Core Values (Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence).

  5. Complies with safety and emergency procedures.

  6. Complies with organizational policies.

  7. Documents activities consistent with organizational guidelines.

  8. Performs critical/frequent procedures or services.

  9. Provides care/services based on identified needs.

  10. Uses required equipment for providing care/services.

  11. Consults with organizational resources.

  12. Demonstrates professional responsibility as per job classification.

  13. Demonstrates Core Values Guest Relations/Guest Service Standards.

  14. Demonstrates Core Values Based on Behavioral Standards.

  15. Other duties as assigned by management.

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Certification from an approved nursing assistant course, previous experience as a nurse assistant, or one completed semester of healthcare related clinical experience.

  • BLS

  • Adequate conversational English is required in order that the individual be able to take direction from management, understand how to complete job tasks, communicate adequately with patients and co-workers as necessary, understand and follow safety guidelines, and understand the Associate Handbook and all hospital policies. Must be able to successfully identify cardiac rhythms within the initial orientation period.

  • Previous successful experience with cardiac monitoring. One year of secretarial experience and previous exposure to medical terminology. Be proficient in keyboarding and possess good Windows platform computer skills.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2018-R0199656

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

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