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Providence Health & Services CNA/Ward Secretary - PACU in Walla Walla, Washington


Providence is calling a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Ward Secretary (Pacu Department, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Consistently demonstrates adherence to the principles and requirements outlined in the Commitments and Compliance Integrity Program and any other organization or departmental materials related to compliance with laws, regulatory requirements.

  • Consistently demonstrates adherence to Medicare and Medicaid regulations which directly or indirectly relate to the performance and job expectations.

  • Employee demonstrates knowledge of PSMMC’s policy on Patients Rights and Responsibilities and respects these rights and responsibilities in carrying-out daily activities.

  • Actively participates in departmental and organization performance improvement activities in accordance with hospital and joint commission standards.

  • Demonstrates leadership by performing his/her work in a manner that meets or exceeds the level of care and service that PSMMC promotes to the communities we serve.

  • Participates in hospital and department specific practices to maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff.

  • Maintains the security and confidentiality of data and information used in performance of his/her daily duties conforming to hospital policy, laws and regulations as appropriate.

  • Follows established policies and procedures to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring or transmitting infection.

  • Maintains positive working relationships and fosters a cooperative work environment.

  • Communicates effectively with patients, physicians and staff in a professional manner.

  • Provides clear, concise, pertinent handoff reports/information.

  • Contributes to the assessment of the patient by collecting information for analysis by an RN.

  • Provides or assists patient with personal hygiene and elimination needs.

  • Assists patients with mobility and transfer needs.

  • Participates in patient transport to other units or to their vehicles.

  • Assists patients with preoperative skin preparation as delegated by the RN.

  • Provides for patient nutrition as delegated by the RN.

  • Provides for safety needs of patients.

  • Reports patient care concerns and documents any unusual occurrence that may have an effect on the patient’s and/or staff’s wellbeing appropriately.

  • Performs effectively in emergency patient situations following established protocols.

  • Awareness of developmental tasks appropriate to ages of patients served.

  • Reports abnormal findings and panic values to the RN.

  • Gives complete and accurate report to licensed staff upon completion of tasks and duties.

  • Serves as a preceptor for new CNA’s.

  • Organizes care for optimal time management.

  • Ensures effective use of Supplies/Equipment – minimizes supply wastages and keeps unit supplies stocked and in state of readiness..

  • Ensures effective use of Facilities – promptly reports facility maintenance issues to appropriate personnel.

  • Adheres to safety precautions including hazardous wastes and proper sharps disposal.

  • Operates equipment safely and reports any failures.

  • Expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

  • Documents all clinical information supporting assigned tasks accurately, legibly and in a timely manner.

  • Assists in the Coordinated of the Preop Clinic. including: scheduling interviews, ordering tests, obtaining medical information, preparing charts, diagnostic results, etc. Participates in scheduling procedures as assigned.

  • Employee completes all tasks and duties accurately and timely within assigned shift. Demonstrates initiative to perform job duties autonomously.

  • Attends mandatory and other education offerings per department and hospital requirements. May assist with education on the unit.

  • Expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Hospital based secretary experience.

  • CNA experience.

  • Current Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) licensure in Washington State

  • Current BLS – Healthcare provider (must be AHA accredited)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • High School diploma or GED

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We have been named the 100 top hospitals in the United States by two separate, independent research companies, Solucient and Cleverly Associates. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern region of Washington state and offers a sunny, mild climate, the benefits of living in a historic college town, outdoor activities and excellent public & private schools at all levels.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Washington-Walla Walla

Req ID: 243881