Unit Support Specialist 9 Harbert

  • Birmingham, AL
  • MedSurg 9 Harbert
  • Full-time - Evening/Night shift - 6:45 p.m. - 7:15 a.m. - Monday through Friday varying days. Every other Saturday and Sunday.
  • Patient Care Support
  • Req #: 321114
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  • Job Summary
    • Works under the supervision of RNs and LPNs to provide assistive care, clerical support, and communication for patients, team members, professional and technical staff, and visitors.
  • Education
    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • One year of clerical experience required and familiarity with medical terminology preferred.
    • Candidate must have at least one of the following:
      • Six months of patient care experience within the last two years
      • Enrolled in a medical related college programs and in clinical rotation
      • CNA, CMA, PCT or EMT certification
  • Experience
    • Internal candidates who have completed all required competencies and are fully trained will also be considered.
  • Licensures, Certifications, and/or Registries
    • Current BLS certification required. 

Additional Information

9 Harbert is a 24 bed medical-surgical unit with a focus on children with nephrology and gastrointestinal disorders, which includes kidney and liver transplant patients.  We also care for endocrinology and urology patients, most commonly new onset diabetes and post urologic surgery care.  Some of our most common diagnoses are:  biliary atresia, liver failure, nephrotic syndrome, end stage renal disease, kidney and/or liver transplant, lupus, GI motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, failure to thrive/malnutrition, short gut syndrome, diabetes mellitus, and pancreatitis.  These conditions affect children of all ages, so we care for the neonate up to the adolescent child.

Nurses on 9 Harbert have the opportunity to become proficient in many nursing skills, including  IV placement, NG/TP tube placement, CVL care, gastrostomy tube care, ostomy care, peritoneal dialysis, and insulin administration.  We pride ourselves in delivering expert care to our patients so that they may achieve the best outcomes possible.


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