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 Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab Program (CORP) has an outstanding opportunity for a 100% FTE (40 hours per week), day shift, REHAB THERAPY AIDE position in the clinic. The individual in this position will assist the physical, occupational, and speech therapy staff by performing delegated tasks that involve direct patient care; transportation of patients and supplies; ordering and stocking of supplies; and maintenance/set up of special equipment. Additionally the person in this role will participate in unit and selected departmental activities to promote effective problem solving and communication.
Major Responsibilities: • 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. • Orders charts, and retrieves records and other documents. • Sends documents through the pneumatic tube system. • Faxes, copies, and files clinical documents as required. • Arranges for appointments such as but not limited to interpreter services. • 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. • Participates in staff meetings. Offers creative, positive ideas and solutions. • Other duties as assigned.
This position provides opportunities to work in a diverse and fast-paced environment.
Requirement: 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-Certified (NAC) with the State of Washington; or Nursing Assistant Registered (NAR) 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.