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Company: MU Health
Location: Columbia
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:


Location: Columbia, Missouri and Jefferson City, Missouri
Shift: FULL TIME ONLY *HIGH NEED FOR NIGHT SHIFT* Various - days, evenings, nights, weekend days, weekend nights
Department: All in-patient units
Salary Range:
$16.68/hour-$26.31/hour Columbia (final salary based on work experience)
$14.80/hour - $23.32/hour Jefferson City (final salary based on work experience)
$2.00/evenings, nights and weekends


MU Health Care is looking for a dynamic and compassionate individual to join our team as a Care Team Associate - Clinical (CTA-C). As the heartbeat of patient care, you will play a pivotal role in creating a seamless and supportive environment for our patients. The ideal candidate is someone with a passion for helping others, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting. Your role goes beyond tasks; it's about fostering a compassionate connection with patients, families, and our healthcare team. You'll be a vital part of patient well-being, ensuring comfort, dignity, and timely responses to their needs. If you embody empathy, multitasking prowess, and a commitment to excellence, join MU Health Care in making a difference in the lives of those we serve. Your journey to impact starts here.


MU Health Care is a growing academic health system in mid-Missouri comprised of multiple hospitals - including the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center and region's only Children's Hospital - and over 50 specialty clinics located throughout the region.

As an MU Health Care employee, you'll be part of an exceptional team committed to our mission of saving and improving lives. Our core values of inclusion, respect, service, discovery, responsibility and excellence foster a collaborative work environment where you can grow your career.

Learn more about MU Health Care. Learn more about living in Columbia, MO.


--- Health, vision and dental insurance coverage starting day one

--- Generous paid leave and paid time off, including nine holidays

--- Multiple retirement options, including 100% matching up to 8% and full vesting in three years

--- Tuition assistance for employees (75%) and immediate family members (50%)

--- Discounts on cell phone plans, rental cars, gyms, hotels and more

See a comprehensive list of benefits here .


--- Assist nursing staff /ancillary staff in the transfer of patients from bed to bed, stretcher or wheelchair, pickup and delivery of patient meal trays and assisting with patient feeding as directed.

--- Demonstrate the ability to organize workload and manage multiple tasks while maintaining a clutter free and orderly environment including prompt answering of unit telephones and accurate delivery of messages and information to patients, families, visitors, staff and personnel upon request.

--- Educate and train new staff members in the responsibilities of the Care Team Associate role.

--- Perform other duties as delegated by nursing staff and unit management as needed in both routine and emergent situations.

--- Perform patient position changes, placement and removal of patient equipment, daily hygiene care, simple non-sterile dressing changes, finger stick glucose checks, may perform venipuncture to obtain a blood sample, maintain quality control checks and delivers/retrieves lab specimens and supplies as requested.

--- Responsible for accurate and timely entry of information into computerized bed-management system.

--- Responsible for prompt response to patient call lights and addressing patient needs using positive guest relations skills while ensuring patient vital signs, intake, output, height and weight are obtained and documented as directed.

--- May complete unit/department specific duties as outlined in department documents. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

One of the following:

--- Completion of a Fundamentals of Nursing course within one hundred eighty (180) days; or

--- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA); or

--- Experience with direct patient care such as a medical assistant, nursing assistant, emergency medical technician (EMT), or surgical technician in the past three (3) years; or

--- Completion within the last three (3) years, or will complete within one hundred eighty (180) days, an Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) training program; or

--- Nursing licensure candidate who was unsuccessful on the state licensure examinations in the past three (3) years; or

--- Completion of a nursing program outside the United States and is awaiting the licensure examination in this country.

Completion of an above qualifications pathway, including patient care experience or a supervised clinical log, within one hundred eighty (180) days is a condition of continued employment in this job classification.


Additional license/certification requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met with or without reasonable accommodation. The performance of these physical demands is an essential function of the job. This position is very active and requires ambulating, reaching, and moving objects weighing up to and over 20 lbs.

This role also routinely comes into contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses. This position is in a health care facility open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rotating shifts as well as holiday and work during inclement weather will be required.The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.

Keywords: MU Health, Columbia , CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA): ALL INPATIENT UNITS - FULL-TIME ONLY, Healthcare , Columbia, South Carolina

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