Catholic Health Initiatives Care Assistant/Health Unit Coordinator in GIG HARBOR, Washington

Care Assistant/Health Unit Coordinator

Description

Facility: St. Anthony Hospital

Location: Gig Harbor, WA

Job Status: Full Time

Shift: Evening

CHI Franciscan Health enjoys the benefits of being part of the CHI Franciscan Health family of hospitals and other health care services providing care to our communities throughout the beautiful South Puget Sound Region of Western Washington. Recreational opportunities abound here -- we offer water sports, skiing, hiking, shopping, fine dining, theater and an overall excellent quality of life.

Job Summary:

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.

Essential Duties:

  • 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.

Qualifications

Job Requirements:

  • Completion of an accredited Nursing Assistant program (or military medical specialty training).

  • Six months related work experience preferred.

  • Preference is given toward applicants with experience as both a Certified Nursing Assistant and Unit Coordinator.

  • Must be licensed by the Washington State Nursing Commission as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

  • Current healthcare provider BLS certification is required.

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location WASHINGTON-GIG HARBOR-ST. ANTHONY HOSPITAL

Daily Schedule 4:00pm to 12:00am

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0154539

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.