Mille Lacs Health System
  • Onamia, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


This position is responsible for assisting the professional nurse in the delivery of patient care. Under the direction of the professional nursing staff the NAR provides personal care for assigned patients and is an integral part of the patient care team.

.9 FTE Rotating 12 hour Shifts, Rotating Weekends and Holidays

Job Duties

The essential functions of this job are identified with an asterisk (*) at the end of the bullet point.

  • Assists with the needs and comfort of patients including hygiene, nutrition, activity and treatments in accordance with the policies and procedures of Mille Lacs Health System.
  • Observes patients and communicates changes and/or needs to the Team Leader.
  • Documents patient cares in the Electronic Medical Record. Cares include, but not limited to; vital signs, intake/output, meals and activities of daily living.
  • Maintains a safe, clean environment for patients and staff by following infection control and safety policies and procedures.
  • Supports and upholds the Patient's Bill of Rights.
  • Performs all duties as assigned.
  • Always uses appropriate lifting techniques when lifting/moving patients/equipment.
  • Uses Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is appropriate for the given task.
  • Reports accidents or incidents and safety hazards promptly.
  • Cleans equipment, spills, etc. as necessary.
  • Always uses appropriate equipment (i.e. transfer belts, Hoyer) when moving patients.
  • Ensures patient privacy by knocking, pulling privacy curtains & draping patient.
  • Ensures the dignity of the patient by consistently using respectful language.
  • Keeps patient rooms neat, clean and orderly without prompting. Keeps kitchenette neat, clean and stocked without prompting. Keeps hallways clear of food carts, equipment, etc.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Employee will comply with all Mille Lacs Health System (MLHS) policies, including safety policies, procedures, and rules. All will be expected to report unsafe conditions to a member of management.

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possession of attention to detail, organization and prioritization skills.
  • Computer skills and ability to document EHR.
  • BLS CPR required

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Registered with the MN Board of Nursing as a Nursing Assistant

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Professional written and verbal communication
  • Expertise with computer based data
  • Customer/Client Focus
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Stress Management/Composure
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Technical Capacity
  • Thoroughness  
  • Time Management
  • Quality and Safety focused


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