Cna/Unit Secretary - Intensive Care Unit

Cary Medical Center | Caribou, ME, United States

Posted Date 3/17/2023


18 hrs/wk

Cary Medical Center has an exciting opportunity for a CNA/Unit Secretary to join their Acute Care Unit. The successful applicant will manage incoming information via telephone, call bell and direct conversation by directing the appropriate person. This individual will participate in up-staffing and down-staffing for the present and incoming shift in collaboration with the Charge Nurse/Supervisor/Nurse Manager and will performs CNA functions when requested.

Essential Job Duties:

Unit Secretary Duties include but not limited to:

  1. Maintains unit supplies and equipment to meet patient care needs.
  2. Assists the Charge Nurse/Supervisor/Nurse Manager in determining unit needs on an annual basis.
  3. Assists Charge Nurse/Supervisor/Nurse Manager in problem-solving unit and patient needs.
  4. Manages patient call system and responds appropriately and timely to patient requests.
  5. Provides continuity of patient orders, day-to-day and shift-to-shift with appropriate follow-up.
  6. Expediently manages “STAT” orders.
  7. Timely entry of all patient data and results. Notifies Dietitian of NPO/Hold, TPN, tube feeding, and consult requests.
  8. Expediently communicates physician order information to appropriate staff, including stat orders. Timely communication of diagnostic work to patient’s assigned nurse.
  9. Greets families/visitors, Physicians, and other staff, providing support, direction and information.
  10. Ensures that adequate numbers of admission packets are available on the unit.

CNA Duties include but not limited to:

  1. Promotes patient safety and abides by the patient fall risk program and completes fall risk rounding at least twice per shift.
  2. Obtains and documents vital signs and reports abnormal findings to patient’s nurse.
  3. Performs daily weights and reports abnormal findings to patient’s nurse.
  4. Appropriately documents ADLs, ambulation, intake and output, vital signs, weights, safety rounding, and any other patient care activities performed throughout shift.
  5. Ensures that patients have fresh water, while appropriately observing patients with NPO status or fluid restrictions.
  6. Assists patients with activities of daily living along with providing them with supplies.
  7. Assists in ambulating patient according to physician order.
  8. Ensures that patient’s rooms have an updated whiteboard, are tidy, and free of clutter.



1. Must have an active valid CNA certificate in Maine.

2. High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

3. Obtains BLS certification within 1 year of hire into this position and maintains current certification thereafter.


With consideration to our patients’ and staff needs, you may need to work on days, evenings, nights, weekends and/or holidays and may need to float to other units.


  • This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical exemption is approved).
  • To see full job description or to get further information call Jamie at 207-498-1270 or email at
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package to include Health, Dental Vison, retirement and paid time off. To see a full benefits package click here: Benefit Information
Job Type
Regular | Regular
Healthcare | Admin - Clerical

Share this job