1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 180515
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 07/09/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $2,872 to $3,758 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

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 UWs School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nations 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.

Our REHAB THERAPIES department has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (30 hour per week), day shift, HOSPITAL ASSISTANT/CNA position. Under general supervision, the Hospital Assistant assists the physical, occupational, speech, and therapeutic recreation staff in a variety of tasks designed to improve departmental work efficiency. These tasks are: inventory management including ordering, stocking, managing and organizing supply areas; equipment maintenance including periodic monitoring, safety inspection, and regular cleaning, maintenance, and set up; assisting clinical staff in miscellaneous tasks including record retrieval, filing, faxing, photocopying, arranging for interpreter services, charge preparation, and compilation; direct patient care including ADLs, exercise, ambulating or positioning as directed by the therapy clinician, and safety support during groups or patient treatment.

  • 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.
  • Maintains a safe clinical environment including aspects such as use of proper principles/techniques for all procedures, body substance isolation, and responsibility to identity/report unsafe situations. May apply restraints using proper techniques.
  • Orders charts, and retrieves records and other documents.
  • Sends documents through the pneumatic tube system.
  • Faxes, copies, and files clinical documents as required.
  • Assists with charge preparation.
  • Arranges for appointments such as but not limited to interpreter services.
  • Emails and alphapages workgroup members with information updates.
  • 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 ADLs, emptying linen bags.
  • Participates in the facilitation of communication between patients, families, and hospital staff.
  • Drives rehab van as necessary.
  • Completes routine tasks in a timely manner per workgroup expectations (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.).
  • Enters/retrieves data from the computer.
  • Cultivates and demonstrates positive work attitudes and relationships.
  • Contributes positively to the efficient operation of the clinic and/or workgroup through the demonstration of teamwork and flexibility.
  • Accepts workgroup projects with a positive attitude.
  • Participates in staff meetings. Offers creative, positive ideas and solutions.
  • Manages work communications per workgroup standards (e-mail, pager, voice mail, etc).
  • Utilizes available resources for problem solving.
  • Seeks feedback from others and responds in non-defensive manner. Implements suggestions from constructive feedback.
  • Keeps track of deadlines and typically meets without prompting. Re-establishes deadlines as needed.
  • Communicates progress on assigned tasks.
  • Prioritizes projects to meet deadlines and fits them in with routine tasks.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence; shows tolerance of and sensitivity to individual differences.
  • Makes self open to and available for appropriate tasks as requested by clinicians.
  • Regardless of assigned area or assignment, is expected to provide assistance with the above activities to staff in other workgroups.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Legal Requirement:
    Nursing Assistant-Certified (NAC) with the State of Washington

    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

    Additional Requirements:
    Active AHA BLS/CPR Card
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    TThe University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2020-07-10 Expires: 2020-09-03

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