Nursing Attendant at Kaiser Permanente

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Standard
Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Description:
Description: 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

    Basic Qualifications:
  • 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


    Notes:
  • 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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