at Kaiser Permanente
Posted in Other 30+ days ago.
Location: Los Angeles, California
Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or physician, performs a variety of patient care functions as assigned and in accordance with the legal scope of competency and within established standards of care, policies and procedures. Demonstrates performance consistent with the Medical Center Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan of the organization. Remains flexible to changing systems; is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits in delivery of care; and treats co-workers, patients, families, and all members of the health care team with dignity and respect.
Essential Functions: Demonstrates a professional, supportive attitude
Identifies & supports new ideas
Utilizes effective communication strategies, including chain of command & issue escalation, which result in intended outcomes
Participates in problem identification & resolution in collaboration w/ the RN
Prioritizes work assignments appropriately to ensure completion of patient care activities & notifies RN if unable to complete assignments
Complies w/ regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, & standards of practice
Correctly identifies patient & scheduled procedure
Performs patient care activities, w/in the scope of competency, considering age-related needs of the patient as assigned
Reports unusual findings to the RN
Collects data & provides information in a timely manner to the RN which may assist w/in the revision of the plan of care
Discharge barriers are discussed w/ the RN & intervention taken as directed
Adheres to hospital standards, which customize care for age-related needs of the population served
Keep health care team members informed regarding patient's responses to interventions w/ their scope of competency
Documentation reflects through data collection w/in the scope of competency
Applies standard precautions; keeps a safe environment for self & others
Observes patient/family conditions & reports to RN sudden changes or unusual findings
Demonstrates competencies during the probationary period & ongoing by completion of departmental competency validation
Transports patients, equipment, supplies, & specimens throughout the medical center utilizing proper body mechanics
Participates in departmental performance improvement activities, ie, planning, measuring/monitoring, assessing & improving
Utilizes computer systems effectively & efficiently
Practices customer service standards as defined by the Service Area, Medical Center, & specific department
Assists members who are less than satisfied w/ their experience by listening & taking responsibility w/in their scope to ensure that the issue is resolved
Promptly answers call lights, alarms, & patient requests
Under the direction of the RN, gives patients & their significant others the information needed w/in their scope of competency
Maintains & protects patient confidentiality
Attends all mandatory meetings & inservices
Participates w/ the assessment of current & future unit learning needs & development of annual educational plan
Keeps self-informed of activities on the unit & makes recommendation for change
Supports a collaborative labor-management partnership environment
Fiscal Responsibility Organizes work to minimize the use of overtime
Identifies & assists in systems improvement that need simplification or correction
Utilizes payroll & non- payroll resources to their maximum potential
Pay Grade: 23
Minimum one (1) year experience as a Nursing Attendant in an acute hospital, skilled nursing, extended care, or convalescent care setting
BLS (Neonatal Resuscitation Modules 1-4 required for Family Centered Care)
Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant may be required as specified by Medical Center
State Certification as a Nursing Assistant or completion of a Nursing Attendant course or current enrollment in an approved RN or LVN program
Current enrollment in an approved RN or LVN program may be substituted for one (1) year of experience
Some positions may be posted as bilingual Spanish required on a position-by-position basis, preferred
Communicates in a clear, concise manner appropriate to the development stage of the patient.
Has full command of the English language (written and verbal)
Position requires considerable walking, standing, moderate lifting, exposure to patient elements, and handling of emergencies and patient incidents within their scope of competency, preferred
May be expected to float to other areas within their scope of competency, preferred
Willing to be trained on computer systems, preferred
This is an acute surgical unit with an average of 8 to 10 admissions and 6 to 12 discharges daily Tuesday through Friday.
Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,West Los Angeles Medical Center 6041 Cadillac Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Evening Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 3:00 PM Working Hours End: 11:30 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Post-Surgical Unit Travel: No
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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