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Unit Partner

Posting ID 128793
Department Nursing Service/UIHC
Jobcode Work W/Indiv
Working Title Unit Partner

Student position under direct supervision and instruction, performs routine tasks on the unit. Assist members of the nursing team in preparation for patient admissions, transfers, & discharges. Assists and performs direct patient observation as needed.


Characteristics duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with meal set up (cutting food, opening packaged food)
  • Assist RNs and NAs with turning/boosting patients
  •  Can obtain supplies for a patient to perform their own activities of daily living
  • Providing companionship during mealtime and encouragement to eat/drink
  • Ask the NA or RN about appropriate distraction activities (card games, movies) for the patient
  • Assist patients with CHG treatments and/or bed baths
  • Notify NA or RN to document in Epic 
  • Talk to the patient
  • Stock supplies
  • Perform glucometer readings (Nova Meter)
  • Assist with ambulation for stand by assistance patients
  • Care for patients with sitter responsibilities due to risk for falling or in medical restraints

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to follow lift and move equipment
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Ability to provide care with regards to patient condition and age
  • Knowledge of principles of sanitation and health hazards
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to communicate with staff, students, and the public
Phone: 319-467-6053
Application Instructions Please email your resume to Please title the email as Applying for Unit Partner.
Ad Start Date 07/01/2022
Ad End Date 08/31/2022

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