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Unit Assistant -Emergency Medicine

Posting ID 130557
Department Nursing Service/UIHC
Jobcode Work W/Indiv
Working Title Unit Assistant -Emergency Medicine

Position Summary

Under direct supervision and instruction, provides direct patient observation on the unit providing comfort measures for patients through one on one interaction. 

When not assigned to sit with/directly observe a patient, Unit Assistants will perform 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. 


  • Minimum 8 hours per week worked.
  • Shift length: 4, 8, or 12 hours shifts available. 
  • Start times:  0700, 1100, 1500, 1900, 2300, 0300 available   

Position Responsibilities:

  • Direct, one on one patient observation as delegated by the care team
  • Provides for patient comfort measures through social interactions
  • Completes minimal Epic documentation in assigned patient's chart
  • Assists with moving & loading supplies for patient rooms
  • Assists in the setup and tear down of patient rooms
  • Run errands as needed for the unit
  • Assists with the routine cleaning
  • Assists with patient admission, transfers, & discharges
  • Transport non monitored patients, equipment, specimens, and supplies
  • Shares responsibility for preparation, proper use and care of equipment and supplies, and cleanliness of unit
  • May assemble equipment and supplies in preparations for various diagnostic procedures/treatments performed by physicians or nurses.
  • Cleans patient units, operating rooms, and exam rooms, dependent on the area of assignment
  • Stock and supply patient rooms and nursing units
  • Greets patients and visitors and helps to locate room assignments
  • Answer the telephone and relay messages

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to lift and move equipment
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • 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: 319-384-5699
Application Instructions Interested candidates, must submit a resume to and

This position will be posted until December 1st, 2022.
Ad Start Date 10/14/2022
Ad End Date 12/01/2022

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