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Patient Support Technician/Unit Secretary, Medical Nursing, FT, Days

Company: Palmetto Health
Location: Sumter
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

Job Summary

Perform routine assistive tasks to assist the Registered Nurse to meet basic patient needs, unlicensed assistive personnel.


  • Assists patient with needs associated with personal hygiene. Duties include, but are not limited to, bathing, washing hair, brushing teeth and hair, and washing hands.

  • Assists patients with needs related to nutrition and feeding. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with feeding, drinking, and setting up meal trays.

  • Assists patients with needs related to ambulation. Duties include, but are not limited to, dangling, walking, walking with assistive device, and implementing fall prevention measures under the direction of the registered nurse.

  • Meets patients' needs related to elimination. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting patient with getting to the bathroom, using a bedside commode, using a bedpan, and/or using a urinal. Accurately monitors inputs and outputs.

  • Accurately completes and documents patient vital signs. Duties include assessing blood pressure, pulse, temperature, heart rate, and oxygenation via pulse ox or ETC02. Reports abnormal values to the registered nurse.

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities

This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director, or executive.

Minimum Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. Completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) course or nursing fundamentals from accredited organization required.

Previous CNA or CMA or related experience preferred. One year hospital clerical experience preferred.

Required Certifications/Registrations/Licenses


In Lieu Of The Minimum Requirements Noted Above

Team members employed in this job prior to July 1, 2020 are grandfathered under prior educational and experience requirements.

Other Required Skills and Experience

Current CPR Heartsaver required. Basic Life Support, Heartsaver certification or higher preferred.

Candidates must successfully complete PrismaHealth unit secretary course and training within 90 days of hire.

Work Shift

Day (United States of America)




1570 Tuomey Hospital - Payroll Only


15706507 Medical Nursing

Share your talent with us! Our vision is simple: to transform healthcare for the benefits of the communities we serve. The transformation of healthcare requires talented individuals in every role here at Prisma Health.

Keywords: Palmetto Health, Columbia , Patient Support Technician/Unit Secretary, Medical Nursing, FT, Days, Other , Sumter, South Carolina

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