Nursing Careers at Lifespan

Unit Assistant Job

Job Number: RIH18996

Job Title: Unit Assistant

Department: Medical Float Pool - 1012183

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Under the general supervision of the Clinical Manager, assists the professional nurse in caring for patients through the performance of activities related to hospitality, food service, transport, procurement of equipment and supplies and the maintenance of a clean, safe environment. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age specific needs of the patients.


High school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma.

Reads, writes, and speaks English.

Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).

Displays interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients, visitors, physicians and hospital staff of all levels. Ability to identify cardiopulmonary arrest and initiate CPR

Mathematical abilities to read, interpret and document intake, calorie counts, and refrigerator temperature logs and order supplies.

Ability to perform responsibilities in emergency/code situations.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the patients’ life span, with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


Preferred but not required.