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Nursing Assistant, Med Surg

Job ID R-66932 Date Posted 04/03/2024 Location Burlingame, CA Schedule/Shift/Weekly Hours Regular/Days/32


MPHS-Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Position Overview:

Performs routine patient care, support and services in accordance with the legal scope of practice and within established standards of care, policies, and procedures. Integrates education, technical competence and patient interaction skills to gain confidence and cooperation from the patient, their family/support group, and other healthcare providers. Exercises sound judgment, and developed clinical skills to support the patient's plan of care based on the diagnosis in a timely manner. Adheres to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies and procedures to ensure privacy and safety to help deliver optimal patient care.

Job Description:

These Principal Accountabilities, Requirements and Qualifications are not exhaustive, but are merely the most descriptive of the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, staff changes, workload, or technical development).


• Provides appropriate, direct patient care to patients.
• Performs selected procedures, including but limited to taking vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure), collecting specimens, admission, transfer, and discharge procedures.
• Provides basic patient care relating to nutrition, elimination, hygiene, and mobility.
• Ensures that routine and priority tasks are completed within established departmental time frames.
• Maintains equipment and understands procedures and treatments performed by physicians.
• Explains and educates the patient on the process of examinations, tests, and medical procedures in a clear and professional manner to alleviate fear and anxiety.
• Mentors and fosters a constructive environment that helps students and new NAs build confidence in their skills, knowledge, and abilities.

• Performs general clerical tasks, such as answering phones; updating patient appointments; or retrieving, entering, and revising patient electronic health records (EHR).
• Prepares and completes accurate documentation related to the patient, including all treatment performed, in medical and departmental records as required.

• Maintains a clean, neat, and safe working environment, including cleaning and disinfecting equipment after each procedure.
• Inspects and calibrates equipment accordingly for proper operation and records the quality control (QC) results, reporting any malfunctions to the supervisor.

• Maintains strictest confidence in all patient protected health information (PHI) and protects all PHI from accidental, intentional, or inappropriate disclosure.
• Performs quality care in compliance with department standards, policies, and procedures, as well as local, state, and federal regulatory agencies to deliver the highest level of patient privacy and care.
• Prepares, administers, and documents medications and treatments in accordance with state and federal regulations.
• Retains certification and completes mandated continuing education requirements to meet facility and regulatory agencies' accreditation and licensure requirements.

[Equivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required degree or diploma.]

HS Diploma or equivalent education/experience


BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider


Demonstrated knowledge of basic nursing skills, various medical procedures, views, and equipment.

Ability to interpret a variety of data and instructions, furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology.

Possess written and verbal communication skills to explain sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including non-medical people.

Well-developed time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize assignments and work within standardized operating procedures and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.

General knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

Prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies, procedures, and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.

Work independently, as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions.

Identify, evaluate, and resolve standard problems by selecting appropriate solutions from established options.

Builds and collaborates relationships with peers and other healthcare providers to achieve departmental and corporate objectives.


See required physical demands, mental components, visual activities & working conditions at the following link: Job Requirements

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Full Time

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Every other Weekend





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Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Pay Range is $29.87 to $35.83 / hour

The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment. Applicants for specific positions are still required to disclose certain convictions during the application process, and those convictions may also be considered in determining eligibility for employment in accordance with applicable law.

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