UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a VARIED SHIFT, RESERVE/PER DIEM, CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT. The Certified Nursing Assistant assists licensed nurses (or their designees) by performing tasks involving patient care, treatment, and maintenance of the nursing unit.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides basic patient care consistent with nursing unit standards and procedures, plans and schedules assigned patient care activities to maximize efficiency and quality of care Provides functional assistance to patients including dressing, undressing, toileting, eating, bathing, oral care, and hygiene, and supports plan for nutrition and hydration Answers patient call lights promptly; responds appropriately to patient’s needs and/or alerts/refers to other unit staff members Observes, reports, and records observations, reactions, and progress of patients related to the care provided Supports plan of care related to cultural, spiritual and emotional needs of the patients and reports observations to nurse Lifts, positions, ambulates and transfers patients as necessary, using safe-lifting techniques and tools, ensures safety of the patient in the environment Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of infection control plans, and proper storage of chemicals
REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED equivalent. Satisfactory completion of an approved Certified Nursing Assistant training program and certification
DESIRED: One year of patient care experience preferred
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.