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Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency Health Care Assistant- Burn Unit in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Hennepin Healthcare is hiring a .7 (56 hours per 2 week pay period) Health Care Assistant (HCA)/Certified Nursing Assistant in our Burn Unit. This position works 8 hour shifts, days, and every other weekend.

A sign-on bonus is available for qualifying positions and eligible external candidates. (current employees, contract or temporary workers, rehires within a year, and those hired into the nursing assistant program are ineligible).

Within the context of Hennepin Healthcare System (HHS) culture of Patient & Family Centered Care and under direct RN supervision, the Health Care Assistant contributes to the health and well-being of assigned patients by performing quality patient care, technical procedures and related duties that meet established standards. Acts as a competent, caring and collaborative member of the patient care team. May provide clerical support for the unit including identified EHR duties, answering phones, coordinating unit communication, etc.


  • Using principles of Patient & Family Centered Care develops and maintains a positive working relationship with patient and family, team members, department and medical center personnel
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living, including hygiene, grooming, and bathing
  • Responds to patients call lights in a timely manner, identifies patient needs and provides patients with appropriate response or communicates needs to appropriate team member
  • Performs intentional rounding in collaboration with the RN
  • Takes and records patient’s vital signs as prescribed by nursing protocol or physician order
  • Measures, and records patient intake and output according to established protocol and order
  • Conducts point of care tests as assigned and/or delegated
  • Communicates any changes or pertinent information related to the patient’s physical appearance and attitude, I & O, vital signs, and point of care testing to the nurse. Records which nurse was notified for all abnormal results
  • Keeps patient room neat, clean and orderly. Changes bed linen as scheduled and as needed
  • Escorts patients on foot or transports patients on carts, beds or in wheelchairs
  • Procures and stocks equipment and supplies, and insures that equipment is operable and clean
  • Greets and relays information to appropriate staff, physicians, or family members
  • Takes inventory of patient belongings and valuables as well as documents and secures
  • Collects specimens using clean technique and labels appropriately
  • Disposes of trash, linens and supplies in an appropriate manner
  • Ensures patient and supply rooms are properly stocked; linen is covered
  • Supports unit and medical center compliance with Regulatory standards, customer service and other initiatives
  • May perform various technical procedures after training, competency validation, and upon delegation from a Registered Nurse, such as maintaining oxygen equipment, performing oral suctioning, routine incision care, providing skin care, applying and changing non-sterile dressings, applying warm and cold compresses or non-prescription topical creams/ointments, 12 lead EKG’s, phlebotomies, and discontinuing IVs, saline locks and foley catheters
  • Records actions in the EHR.
  • Performs clerical duties in EHR; answers phones and triages calls appropriately.
  • 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:/

  • Current certification on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry upon hire**(Maintenance of certification/registry is not required after hire.)


  • Completion of one semester of clinical rotation within an accredited nursing program


  • Enroll in and successful completion of the Hennepin Healthcare determined Nursing Assistant program


  • 6 months of acute nursing assistance experience

/Preferred Qualifications:/

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Basic Life Support
  • Training/equivalent experience as a nursing assistant, CNA, or EMT
  • Current student (enrolled) in a 4 year RN program
  • Experience with EPIC and/or similar electronic health record system
  • One year Nursing Assistant experience in a similar (hospital) setting

/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 & family centered care, customer service, etc.


  • Possession of a nursing assistant certificate from the Minnesota Department of Health may be required.

Title: Health Care Assistant- Burn Unit

Location: MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus

Requisition ID: 241187