1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 174283
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 12/04/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: 50% of $2,990 to $3,684 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

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.

Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Part-time HOSPITAL ASSISTANT (50% FTE, Day Shift) to assist occupational therapists, the recreation therapists and clerical staff in a variety of tasks designed to ensure patient care and safety. One of the primary functions of the Hospital Assistant in this program is to escort patients between Harborview's entrance and the Metro Transit evaluation site. Other assigned tasks may include: 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, and arranging for interpreter services.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
  • Orders and stocks equipment and supplies.
  • Transports patient to and from the designated treatment area.
  • Cleans and maintains equipment, including but not limited to wheelchairs, and other workgroup 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.
  • Arranges for appointments such as but not limited to interpreter services.
  • Emails and alphapages workgroup members with information updates in a timely manner.
  • Transfers patient to and from appropriate conveyances (e.g., wheelchair).
  • Participates in the facilitation of communication between patients, families, and hospital staff.

This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here. 

Requirements: 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: Must have a valid, active Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC) with the State of Washington

Valid 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.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. 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: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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