Virginia Mason Medical Patient Care Technician/CNA- General Surgery in Seattle, Washington
Description Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level. You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients. This position provides patient care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: assisting patients with activities of daily living (bathing, grooming, feeding, basic hygiene); performing basic patient care activities such as vital signs, observation and reporting of signs and symptoms of disease state, posturals, simple dressing changes; assisting in patient mobility such as ambulating, turning, positioning and range of motion exercises; performing EKGs, performing bedside testing such as blood glucose, colon screening, dextrose secretions and specific gravity. Qualifications * Washington State Department of Health Certification as a Nursing Assistant (NA-C), or an LPN * Good oral and written communication skills * Basic computer skills * Experience as a nursing assistant * Able to lift, move or assist patients using proper body mechanics * Able to occasionally lift or push up to 50 lbs. and pull up to 100 lbs. Preferred: EKG Tech skills. Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes comprehensive compensation and benefits, continuing education and support, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the country, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. img height=1 width=1 border=0 src=http://virginiamason.contacthr.com/51970912.jpg / Employer's Job# 51970912 Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.