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, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (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 Medical Center's Emergency Department has outstanding opportunities for 90% FTE (36 hours per week), Variable Shift, HOSPITAL ASSISTANT/CNA position.
Under general supervision, the Hospital Assistant (CNA) will assist the medical and nursing staff by performing delegated tasks that involve direct patient care and monitor patients. The Hospital Assistant will assist with emergent procedures such as providing supplies, setting up equipment for emergency procedures.
Transportation of patients, supplies and specimens
Ordering and stocking of supplies
Maintenance of special equipment including sterile equipment and set-ups
Coordinating the clerical activities and supporting the back desk activities (clerical/reception) for patient care in the Emergency Department (ex. matching lab specimens with lab specimen slips and sending them to the lab).
Assist with patient education
Participate in unit and selected departmental activities to promote effective problem solving and communication.
Ensure patients are safe and comfortable during their stay in the Emergency Department through monitoring and providing feedback to medical and nursing staff
Provide updates of patient inquiries to physician and nursing staff
REQUIREMENT: High School graduation AND six months experience involving customer service OR six months experience involving direct patient care OR equivalent education/experience.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: 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.