Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency Nursing Assistant - Float Pool in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Located in downtown Minneapolis, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is Minnesota's premier Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Committed to creating a culturally competent and inclusive work and care environment for patients, families and staff, HCMC offers primary care and retail clinics throughout the Hennepin County metro area. We partner with our community, our patients and their families to ensure access to outstanding care. Our mission is to improve health and wellness through patient and community education, teaching and research.

Current vacancy is part-time, 56 hours per pay period, day/evening and every other weekend.


Under direct RN supervision, performs work in a service position involving assigned patient care tasks that are supportive to health care providers.


  • Escorts patients on foot or transports patients on gurneys or in wheelchairs
  • Procures and stocks equipment and supplies, and insures that equipment is operable and clean
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living, including hygiene, grooming, and bathing
  • Monitors, measures, and records patient intake and output according to established protocol and order
  • Observes patient (physical appearance and attitude) and communicates any changes or pertinent information related to the patient’s health to the nurse
  • Takes and records patient’s vital signs as prescribed by nursing protocol or physician order
  • Greets and relays information to appropriate staff, physicians, or family members
  • Takes inventory of patient belongings and valuables
  • Collects specimens using clan technique and labels appropriately
  • Responds to patient call light in a timely manner, identifies patient needs and provides pati4etn with appropriate response or communicates need to appropriate team member
  • Disposes of trash, linens and supplies in an appropriate manner
  • Keeps patient room neat, clean and orderly. Changes bed linen as scheduled and as needed
  • Ensures patient and supply rooms are properly stocked; linen is covered
  • Attends mandatory department or unit meetings, inservices and appropriate work related education programs
  • Conducts point of care tests as assigned and instructed
  • Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with patient and family, team members, department and medical center personnel
  • Supports unit and medical center compliance with JCAHO standards, customer service and other initiatives
  • Uses resources appropriately
  • Maintains current knowledge/certification
  • Performs all responsibilities/duties required by Patient Care Services as defined in the scope of service, to assure that the unique nature of the clients is addressed


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of a nursing assistant certificate


  • One year of experience as a nursing assistant (six months of which must have been in one facility)


  • Continued enrollment in a school of professional nursing and completion of a minimum of one year with clinical experience
  • Possession of a nursing assistant certificate or one year of experience as a nursing assistant or continued enrollment for professional nursing with completion of one year with clinical experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Basic Life Support experience

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to work cohesively and respectfully with a diverse work force and patient population
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and communicate with multidisciplinary staff
  • Ability to adapt to sometimes rapidly changing and unpredictable situations
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions; understand and communicate verbal and written information
  • Ability to perform job duties that meet departmental performance expectations as well as HCMC standards related to quality, accuracy, productivity, patient and family centered care, customer service, etc

You've made the right choice in considering Hennepin County Medical Center for your employment. HCMC offers a wealth of opportunities for individuals who want to make an impact in our patients' lives. We are dedicated to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to both current and prospective employees. We’re driven to connect talented individuals with life-changing career opportunities, enabling you to provide exceptional care without exception. Thank you for your consideration in submitting an application.

Please Note: Offers of employment from Hennepin County Medical Center are conditional and contingent upon successful clearance of all background checks and pre-employment requirements.

Department: Float Pool

Primary Location: MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus

Standard Hours/FTE Status: FTE = 0.70 (56 hours per pay period)

Shift Detail: Day, Evening, Every Other Weekend

Job Level: Staff

Employee Status: Regular

Eligible for Benefits: Yes

Union/Non Union: Union

Job Posting: Oct-17-2016