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 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.
Our REHABILITATION THERAPIES & CLINICS department has an outstanding opportunity for a 100% FTE (40 hours per week) HOSPITAL ASSISTANT / REHABILITATION MOBILITY TECHNICIAN (CNA) position. Under supervision, the Hospital Assistant will assist the medical, nursing, and therapy staff by performing delegated tasks that involve direct patient care, mobilizing patients, and setting up mobility events for patients, including ordering and stocking of mobility supplies and maintenance/set up of special equipment. Participates in unit and selected departmental activities to promote effective problem solving and communication.
Typical duties in this role include: • Inventory management including ordering, stocking, managing and organizing supply areas. • Equipment maintenance including periodic monitoring, safety inspection, and regular cleaning, maintenance, and set up. • Collaborate with therapy and RN staff to set up daily mobility events for patients, monitor tolerance of events, and communicate tolerance and issues to RN and therapy staff. • Direct patient care includes exercise, mobilizing, ambulating or positioning as directed by nursing staff. • Provides patient care under supervision on nursing staff. • Obtains documents and communicates data as delegated (e.g. vital signs) • Communicates abnormal findings or changes in patient condition to RN promptly. • Participates in ongoing training activities with therapy and RN staff to promote safe patient handling practices. Attends and participates in in-services and continuing education programs. • Assisting clinical staff in miscellaneous tasks including record retrieval, filing, faxing, photocopying, arranging for interpreter services, charge preparation, and compilation. • Acts as a back up to other HAs(if applicable) in answering phones, covering breaks, leave coverage, helping all staff, etc.
This position provides opportunities to work with a team oriented and dynamic workgroup willing to help each other, who place value on team communication, are motivated to reach to a higher level of care for patients; and work closely with physicians, nurses and other disciplines.
Competitive candidates will have experience providing direct patient care in a hospital setting, and exhibit clear and concise communication skills.
Shift: 40 hours per week (4 X 10 hour shifts).
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.
Must have a current, valid Certified Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC) with WA State (please indicate your licensure information).
Nursing Assistant-Certified (NAC) with the State of Washington.
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 undergraduate 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.