As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions.
Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Harborview 4WH Inpatient Trauma/Rehab Medicine unit has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary/Hourly (Rotating/Variable Shifts) Hospital Assistant/ CNA position. Under supervision, the Hospital Assistant will assist the medical and nursing staff by performing delegated tasks that involve direct patient care; transportation of patients, supplies and specimens; ordering and stocking of supplies; and maintenance/set up of special equipment. Participates in unit and selected departmental activities to promote effective problem solving and communication.
Answer call lights throughout shift, including change of shift
Assist with turns and transfers
Assist with bedpans, urinals, and taking patients to bathroom
Provide fresh ice water, cups, and straws unless NPO or water restrictions
Assist with monitoring and supervising confused patients
Circulate hallways on regular basis, look for things that need attention
Check in with front desk PSS or Charge Nurse periodically and notify when going on break
Make oneself available to all RNs
Assist with keeping hallways clear
Put away clean equipment or supplies in appropriate area
Remove extra beds and stretchers from hallways, put in back hallway by RN3 office
Check all discharge rooms to make sure clean and ready for next patient
Remove restraints, tubes, containers from room when patient discharged
Discard all urinals, bedpans, supplies left in bathrooms at discharge
Check patients for ID bands and allergy bands
Disinfect equipment after each use IF being used by more than one patient
Label patient care items, discard extra items in patient rooms
Restock patient rooms as needed
Restock contact precaution carts as needed
Label defective equipment and notify Charge Nurse
Bladder scans/PVRs as requested
Empty foley bags, urinals, bedside commodes and document output in ORCA
Document all BMs in ORCA
Meal tray set-up
Assist with morning care during day shift and HS care during Evening Shift
Ensure power wheelchairs are plugged in when not in use
REQUIREMENTS: High School graduation AND six months experience involving customer service in a health care setting OR six months experience involving direct patient care OR equivalent education/experience.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Nursing Assistant-Certified (NAC) with the State of Washington. (please indicate your licensure information).
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.