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Student Nurse Assistant - (Ongoing Posting)

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We are seeking a Student Nurse Assistant (SNA) to:

  • Perform the same duties as a Nursing Assistant
  • Assist the Registered Nurse in the care of acutely ill patients
  • Know and adhere to all basic hospital policies and procedures, and respond appropriately during emergency situations
  • Maintain the patient's environment, perform general unit upkeep, order unit equipment and supplies
  • Work under the general supervision of the Registered Nurse when caring for patients.



Minimum – Current enrollment in an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing program and successful completion of the program’s entry-level clinical course    

Work Experience:


Preferred – Previous health care experience

Licenses and Certifications:


Minimum – Current CPR certification 

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret relevant information needed to identify each patient's nursing care requirements relative to his/her age specific needs.
  • Knowledge of Universal Precaution techniques and ability to incorporate Universal precaution techniques while providing patient care.
  • Knowledge of safety measures used during provision of patient care.
  • Knowledge of and ability to practice aseptic technique.
  • Knowledge of patient rights and confidentiality requirements 
** Please complete the SNA Supplemental Packet and upload it to your applicant profile. In order to be considered for the position, you must fill out the SNA Supplemental Packet. 

The SNA Packet can be found here: SNA Supplemental Packet

**If the SNA is a December graduate and has accepted a position as a Nurse Resident, he/she must start in the February or March group or resign within one month of graduation. If the SNA is a May graduate and has accepted a position as a Nurse Resident, he/she must start in the July or September group or resign within one month of graduation.

Physical Requirements:


Medium: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting/and or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds. 


Work Schedule:


Work Hours will be determined at time of hire. This is primarily 20% (16 hours per pay period), generally every other weekend, 8/12 hour shifts, Day/Evening/Night shift scheduling, holidays and weekends may be required. Hours will vary based on the operational needs of the department.  **This is a year round position**


University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.

American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin—also a Magnet®-designated facility—provides specialized care in a healing environment designed especially for pediatric patients and their families. American Family Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive pediatric medical and surgical center ranked among the top 50 children’s hospitals in seven medical and surgical specialties, with nationally recognized pediatric specialists in a wide range of fields. It is also home to our Level One Pediatric Trauma Center and Level IV NICU, which cares for the tiniest patients throughout Wisconsin and beyond.


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UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.








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