Ascension Health Nursing Assistant - Stepdown Intermediate Care Unit (IMC) in Madison Heights, Michigan

We Are Hiring

Nursing Assistant - Stepdown Intermediate Care 001 - Full-Time,Day - St John Oakland Hospital-34031 - Madison Heights,MI

7 a.m.-7:30 p.m., 3 days per week. weekend and holiday rotations

This is a collective bargaining agreement union position.

Why Join Ascension?

St. John Providence Health System is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.

Our Mission, Vision and Values: St. John Providence Health System, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication

Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with St. John Health-MI, you will have the opportunity to under the direct supervision of Registered Nurse, and according to established policies and procedures, assist nursing staff in providing basic patient care services to facilitate the overall care of the patient. Assist with unit operations by performing various duties.

You will:

  • Obtain and record vital signs (temperature, pulse, pulse oximetry, respiration, pain score, and blood pressure (automatic and manual), heights, weights, fluid intake and output, as appropriate. Recognize and notify assigned RN of patient changes or irregularities.

  • Document patient information, patient care tasks, and clinical data accurately, clearly, and concisely in patient care record/computer. Responsible for carrying Spectra-link phone, as assigned.

  • Participate in the team approach to patient care. Provide basic direct patient care services for patients, including but not limited to assisting with baths, providing preventative skin care, transferring patients to and from beds, feeding patients, emptying drainage bags, and providing H.S. care, under the direction of the assigned Registered Nurse. Abnormal findings are to reported to the assigned RN.

  • Perform finger stick blood glucose monitoring, document and report results to the Registered Nurse, according to the Point of Care protocol.

  • Comply with all protocols related to falls, risk for falls, bowel and bladder regimen, safety rounds, etc.

  • Assist patients in achieving maximum mobility by repositioning, transferring and assisting with ambulation. Perform passive range of motion. Document time in patient chart or electronic record. Reinforce established exercise program as delegated by Registered Nurse or Physical Therapist.

  • Assist patient with TED hose measurements, application and removal of TED hose, per protocol. Assist with SCD’s per protocol.

  • Obtain and/or deliver specimens utilizing standardized precautions. Collect specimens using the “two identifier” process. Input requests for specimens in the computer.

  • Perform other duties when necessary including, but are not limited to: answering telephones and patient call lights, interacting with the patient’s family, initiating primary post mortem care, receiving and orientating the patient to room (admission kit, phone, gown television, call light, bed operation). May be responsible for assisting with other clerical duties, as assigned by the RN.

  • Perform other duties based on unit specialty. Refer to unit specific competencies based orientation for validation of appropriate competencies.

  • Assist with organization and cleanliness of unit.

  • The associate must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide the care appropriate to the age of the patient served in their assigned area. Possess the ability to collect data reflective of the patient’s status and record and report to the RN the appropriate information relative to the patient’s age-specific needs and provide care as needed.

  • Responsible for shift reporting utilizing walking rounds. Ensure pertinent information is communicated to next caregiver utilizing handoff.

  • Assist with cleaning and maintenance of patient equipment on the nursing unit. May include monitoring and documenting of refrigerator temperatures with follow up to appropriate person if not within acceptable limits.

  • Participate in emergency/code situations as directed. Perform Basic Life Support (BLS) as necessary.

  • Perform all aspects of job duties with a focus on patient safety at all times.

  • Maintain customer focus. Model, teach, apply, and uphold St. John Health Care Promises and utilize them as their behavioral standard.

  • Assist in the orientation of new staff.

  • Participate in the collaborative identification and reporting of safety issues.

  • Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide the care appropriate to the age of the patient served in their assigned area.

  • Computer skills, including the ability to utilize the electronic medical records.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):

  • One or more of the following:

  • Basic Life Support Provider certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) required. American Red Cross (ARC) CPR for Professional Rescuers card will be accepted upon hire but renewal must be a BLS Provider card from AHA.


  • HS or Equivalent

  • High School graduate or equivalent is required Completion of, but not limited to, one or more of the following areas required: Certified Nurse Assistant program or one or more years hospital experience as a Nurse Assistant, Patient Care Associate program, Medical Office Assistant program or other direction care vocational training, Current Co-op student, Nursing Student enrolled in an accredited RN program and has completed the Fundamentals of Nursing

Work Experience:

  • Previous experience in direct patient care required. Certified Nursing Assistant preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. John Providence Health System is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.

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