University of Utah Health Care

  • ACC 5 Health Care Assistant (CNA)

    Requisition Number
    Employment Type
    Work Schedule
    Location Name
    Acute Care Complex (ACC)
    Patient Care?
    Salt Lake City
    UUH IPC 21A ACC 5 Medicine
    Medical Surgical
  • Overview


    Ambulatory Care Complex - 5 (ACC-5) Medical/Surgical Unit


    Bed Size: 36 beds


    Unit Description:  University of Utah Hospital’s Acute Care Center (ACC) 5 Medicine is a newly constructed hospital. ACC5 is a 36-bed nursing unit which provides outstanding nursing and medical services to medical/surgical patients. 

    Nursing workflow is the focus of the new ACC-5 Nursing Unit; innovate, new architectural design concepts were utilized to significantly decrease the number of steps a nurse must walk while delivering patient care. Examples: supplies; medications; linens; charting stations and other essential items are found in close proximity to the patient. State of the art patient rooms are focused on patient safety and nurse efficiency while delivering patient care.


    National “10 Quality Award” award by Vizient for the Medical/Surgical Acute Care Nursing Units has been recognized for the last ten years. Recognition for top 10 Quality Award: outstanding quality in patient care, excellent patient experience scores and financial strength. 


    The Acute Care Nursing Service Line is fast-paced team of dynamic and talented registered nurses. University Hospital offers bedside nurses ‘recognition growth tiers’ associated with accomplishments and seniority in nursing with salary increases over time.


    University of Utah Hospital is an internationally recognized research Hospital which offers a registered nurse the unique opportunity to work with a diverse patient population with challenging and unusual diagnoses. Nursing Education Department provides multiple new learning opportunities in clinical and in leadership for those new in their nursing career and the nurse with an accomplished skill set.








    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA



    • Assists the patient with feeding, drinking, ambulating, grooming, toileting, dressing, socializing and unit specific technical skills.
    • Reinforces or assists in educating and teaching patients/significant other(s) as delegated by the professional care provider.
    • Collects, reports and documents data related to direct patient care activities.
    • Assists with indirect patient care activities such as providing a clean, efficient and safe patient care environment, companion care, housekeeping, transporting of patients, and chaperoning the physician during patient examinations and procedures as needed.
    • Performs unit specific duties and additional clerical duties as needed which may include stocking and maintaining clerical and patient supplies.
    • Provides communication to hospital staff, physicians, patients, families, and visitors.
    • May process electronic requests to order medical treatments and tests. May retrieve patient test and lab results.
    • May schedule patient appointments.
    • May maintain patient records and activity boards on unit as needed.
    • May manage admits, discharges, and transfer functions per unit standard.
    • Responsible for processing paper orders in the event of a downtime if working in the clerical role. Will enter "downtime occurrence order" and associated start and stop time in each patient record.
    • May observe the cardiac monitor and notify the nursing and medical staff of any abnormal heart rhythm variances which indicate heart ischemia or an acute myocardial infarction.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
    • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.
    • Demonstrated customer service skills. Ability to work in a busy environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to use a multi-line phone system and utilize hospital paging system as needed.
    • Ability to initiate appropriate action in emergency/crisis situations which require the incumbent to evaluate the crises and determine what the protocol is for each situation.




    • For those enrolled in a nursing program, incumbents have three months from completion of RN program to obtain an RN license. If an RN license is not obtained by the end of those three months, the incumbent must immediately obtain a current CNA.
    • Individuals in this job code with an RN license must also have a CNA certification if they remain in it longer than three months.

    Licenses Required

    • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
    • Current certification as a Nursing Assistant,or completion of first round of clinical and current enrollment in approved nursing education program or successful completion of RN program.

    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

    Physical Requirements

    Lifting, Pulling and/or Pushing, Standing, Walking


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