Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan have combined our organizations to create Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. CHI Franciscan's mission to serve and care for all people, especially those who are vulnerable, and Virginia Mason's mission to "improve the health and wellbeing of the patients we serve" will not change. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is fully committed to providing access to care to all patients who need it. Together we can accelerate our ability to advance quality care in our community, reimagine care delivery in the Puget Sound and shape healthcare nationally as part of CommonSpirit Health.
This job is responsible for assisting with patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse; performs data entry, unit secretarial functions, and equipment processing.
Care Assistant Health Unit Coordinator provides patient personal care/hygiene and physical comfort, including feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothes, bed making, ambulation, lifting, turning, moving, transferring, skin care and bowel/bladder elimination. Provides such additional care as required to meet the personal primary needs and comfort of assigned patient based on skill, ability, limitations of scope of practice and patient acuity. Prepares patient, equipment and supplies for specific procedures/examinations.
Performs, monitors, reports and documents all clinical activities within scope of practice. Observes and reports changes in patient condition to the RN. Obtains labels and transports a variety of samples (e.g. urine, stool, sputum specimens and blood products). Provides patient information to nursing staff for inclusion in the interdisciplinary plan of care; documents relevant patient data in accordance with work unit standards.
Assists nursing staff in the admission, discharge and transfer of patient by performing activities such as inventory/storing patient belongings, providing patient with relevant personal care/comfort items, orienting patient/family and transporting patient to room or other location using wheelchairs, stretchers or patient bed.
Maintains a neat and organized work environment. Orders, stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary, identifies and reports problems with supplies or equipment; enters equipment repair request in system, tags equipment and removes from service.
Maintains a safe work and patient environment, adhering to the hospital’s Safety, Risk Management, Regulatory Standards and infection prevention.
Performs receptionist and support duties at the assigned unit; handles incoming and outgoing communications, transfers calls appropriately, greets and assists visitors, answers questions in accordance with established procedures.
Provides general support activities for the unit.
Education & Experience
Completion of an accredited Nursing Assistant program (or military medical specialty training).
Six months related work experience preferred.
Experience in a hospital setting preferred
Prefer experience in a specialty unit.
Preference is given toward applicants with experience as both a Certified Nursing Assistant and Unit Coordinator.
Licensure & Certification
Must be licensed by the Washington State Nursing Commission as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Current American Heart Association healthcare provider BLS certification is required.
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