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Unit Clerk CNA

French Hospital Medical Center San Luis Obispo, California
Requisition ID 2022-234405 Employment Type Full Time Department Definitive Observation Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift 12 Hour Day Weekly Schedule 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM Remote No Category Nurse Assistant

French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has been named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics and is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac, orthopedic, and GI services. French Hospital has achieved the prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology. The hospital is also home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources, and support to cancer patients and their families. French Hospital Medical Center is a part of Dignity Health’s Southern California Division and is a member of CommonSpirit Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in the nation, boasting an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety, and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. To learn more go


In keeping with French Hospital Medical Center's health care philosophy, the Nursing Assistant/Unit Clerk provides care for adult patients and serves as a unit receptionist. Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, as the Nursing Assistant, she/he participates in supporting patients' activities of daily living, which includes but is not limited to bathing, turning, ambulation, transporting, feeding, communicating with, and providing excellent patient care and service. As the Unit Clerk, she/he provides/displays excellent communication ability with patient families, patients, visitors, all hospital employees, and persons whom they encounter. She/he serves as a unit receptionist and welcomes visitors, pleasantly directs them, coordinates phone communications, orders and monitors clerical supplies/inventory and forms, and cleans work areas. The Nursing Assistant/Unit Clerk reports observations regarding patient status to the registered nurse. Employees are responsible for completion of unit competency assessments, annual safety review, CPR and renewal of certifications (when applicable) by maintaining continuing education units as required by hospital policy. In addition to listed major responsibilities, the Nurse Assistant/Unit Clerk may be assigned other duties.


Minimum Requirement:

  • Acute care experience within the last two years.
  • Nurse assistants/unit clerks without acute care experience within the last two years will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Completion of education for a certified nursing assistant
  • Completion of education to become a unit clerk or equivalent work experience
  • Current CPR-AHA Certification
  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant Certification

Special Skills:

  • Effective oral and written communication in English, clearly, concisely, and accurately.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers/staff.
  • Ability to operate common office equipment, including computers.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and basic procedures.
  • Relates to patients/visitors empathetically and tactfully.
  • Demonstrates a caring, compassionate attitude toward others.
  • Reacts calmly and efficiently in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize work efficiently.

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