Nursing Assistant - On Call, Periop Services, Full Time at University of Miami in Miami, Florida

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

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The Nursing Assistant (U) assists nursing service personnel with a variety of patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients. Additionally, the incumbent assists with personal hygiene, takes vital signs, and changes bed linens. The Nursing Assistant (U) also serves and collects food trays, provides for in-between meal nourishment, and cleans, sterilizes, stores, and prepares other supplies.

  • Provides safe transportation of patients from their rooms to various areas of the hospital.

  • Ensures patient safety by verifying the patient identification band, chart and sending slip.

  • Assists patients to and from the stretcher.

  • Assists nursing personnel with patient positioning and patient skin preps.

  • Cleans and prepares surgical suite and disinfects stretchers in-between patients.

  • Supports the supply needs of the department by receiving supplies and restocking all areas.

  • Maintains the cleanliness of the surgical suite and cleans the operating rooms at the end of the day's schedule.

  • Empties all trash containers, suction canister boxes, and replaces bags and boxes, periodically throughout the day.

  • Maintains attendant's supply room with needed solutions for cleaning, maintenance of floors, polishing glass, and cleanliness of counters and walls.

  • Maintains inventory of wet vacuum hoses, floor tools, and brushes.

  • Mops the floor between surgical procedures.

  • Cleans patient pantry and dining area, and empties trash.

  • Returns equipment to the storage room and keeps the room orderly.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



High school diploma or equivalent

Certification and Licensing:

Not Applicable


Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

  • Commitment to the University's core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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