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.
Harborview's REHAB OP ORTHO OT PT has an outstanding opportunity for a Part-time, 50% FTE (20 hours per week), Day shift, HOSPITAL ASSISTANT/CNA position. to assist occupational therapists, the recreation therapists and clerical staff in a variety of tasks designed to ensure patient care and safety. One of the primary functions of the Hospital Assistant in this program is to escort patients between Harborview's entrance and the Metro Transit evaluation site. Other assigned tasks may 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; assisting clinical staff in miscellaneous tasks including record retrieval, filing, faxing, photocopying, and arranging for interpreter services.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Orders and stocks equipment and supplies.
Transports patient to and from the designated treatment area.
Cleans and maintains equipment, including but not limited to wheelchairs, and other workgroup 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.
Arranges for appointments such as but not limited to interpreter services.
Emails and alphapages workgroup members with information updates in a timely manner.
Transfers patient to and from appropriate conveyances (e.g., wheelchair).
Participates in the facilitation of communication between patients, families, and hospital staff.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment.
Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 2pm
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: Must have a valid, active Nursing Assistant Certification (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.