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 REHAB THERAPIES department has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (30 hour per week), day shift, HOSPITAL ASSISTANT/CNA position. Under general supervision, the Hospital Assistant assists the physical, occupational, speech, and therapeutic recreation staff in a variety of tasks designed to improve departmental work efficiency. These tasks are: inventory management including ordering, stocking, managing and organizing supply areas; equipment maintenance including periodic monitoring, safety inspection, and regular cleaning, maintenance, and set up; assisting clinical staff in miscellaneous tasks including record retrieval, filing, faxing, photocopying, arranging for interpreter services, charge preparation, and compilation; direct patient care including ADL’s, exercise, ambulating or positioning as directed by the therapy clinician, and safety support during groups or patient treatment.
Orders and stocks equipment.
Monitors and restocks workgroup forms.
Cleans and maintains equipment, including but not limited to mats, wheelchairs, cpms, parallel bars, toys, and loaner bathroom equipment.
Maintains cleanliness and order in work area, gyms, and supply and storage areas.
Delivers equipment to appropriate departments; obtains supplies from other departments.
Provides routine inspection and maintenance of department equipment; removes faulty or damaged equipment from service, and reports to appropriate personnel.
Moves and sets up equipment, as necessary, for therapist use and patient care; assists in setting up special equipment.
Maintains a safe clinical environment including aspects such as use of proper principles/techniques for all procedures, body substance isolation, and responsibility to identity/report unsafe situations. May apply restraints using proper techniques.
Orders charts, and retrieves records and other documents.
Sends documents through the pneumatic tube system.
Faxes, copies, and files clinical documents as required.
Assists with charge preparation.
Arranges for appointments such as but not limited to interpreter services.
Emails and alphapages workgroup members with information updates.
Transfers patient to and from appropriate conveyances (e.g., wheelchair, Hoyer lift, and mat or tilt table). Transports patient to and from their room and to designated treatment area.
Organizes, maintains, and monitors all supply areas.
Assists with such tasks as ambulating, positioning and turning patients, completing ROM, exercise program, transferring patients to and from bed, assisting with ADL’s, emptying linen bags.
Participates in the facilitation of communication between patients, families, and hospital staff.
Drives rehab van as necessary.
Completes routine tasks in a timely manner per workgroup expectations (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.).
Enters/retrieves data from the computer.
Cultivates and demonstrates positive work attitudes and relationships.
Contributes positively to the efficient operation of the clinic and/or workgroup through the demonstration of teamwork and flexibility.
Accepts workgroup projects with a positive attitude.
Participates in staff meetings. Offers creative, positive ideas and solutions.
Manages work communications per workgroup standards (e-mail, pager, voice mail, etc).
Utilizes available resources for problem solving.
Seeks feedback from others and responds in non-defensive manner. Implements suggestions from constructive feedback.
Keeps track of deadlines and typically meets without prompting. Re-establishes deadlines as needed.
Communicates progress on assigned tasks.
Prioritizes projects to meet deadlines and fits them in with routine tasks.
Demonstrates cultural competence; shows tolerance of and sensitivity to individual differences.
Makes self open to and available for appropriate tasks as requested by clinicians.
Regardless of assigned area or assignment, is expected to provide assistance with the above activities to staff in other workgroups.
Other duties as assigned.
Legal Requirement: Nursing Assistant-Certified (NAC) with the State of Washington
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
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.