Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC has even been named the No. 1 hospital in the greater Seattle/Puget Sound region in the U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals Metro Area rankings. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington 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 enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. Our UWMC EXERCISE TRAINING CENTER in our Roosevelt Clinic has an outstanding opportunity available for a 100% FTE (40 hours per week), Day Shift, Hospital Assistant/Physical Therapy Aide (NAR) position to assist in providing care and treatment to patients requiring physical therapy. The hours are as follows:Monday through Thursday 11:00 am – 7:30 pmFriday: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm Competitive candidates will exhibit clear and concise communications skills, both verbal and written. Primary Job Responsibilities:
Greet and orient patients, bring them to the treatment area and introduce to treating therapist.
Assist physical, occupational therapists and their assistants, in the treatment of patients, help patients onto and off of exercise equipment, track walking/running time and distance, and other measures.
Monitor blood pressure, heart rate as directed.
Demonstrate proper use of equipment.
Take malfunctioning equipment out of service and initiate request for check or repair.
Maintain supply inventory, check stock, place orders, verify receipt of supplies.
Clean plinths after each patient treatment; restock and replenish linen.
Replenish supplies throughout clinic, for example, ultrasound gel, tape, goniometers, etc.
Obtain forms for patients and enter patient data into system.
Assist in preparation of reports and obtaining certification signatures for forms.
Answer phone, relay messages, provide information on other UW Medicine sites.
Facilitate appointments for walk-in patients referred by providers;
Minimizes barriers to patients.
Schedule patients using the Epic system.
Enter initial documentation data upon patient arrival to facilitate therapists' documentation.
Provide contact department/therapist information to patients.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-Registered (NAR) with the State of Washington. or Nursing Assistant-Certified (NAC/CNA) with the State of Washington.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT:Valid BLS/CPR Card Desired: Previous work or volunteer experience in a physical or occupational therapy setting. Familiarity with computer systems such as scheduling
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