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Hospital Aide I at Kaiser Permanente

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Standard
Location: San Diego, California





Job Description:
Description: Under indirect supervision transports patients, lab specimens, medical supplies, & equipment within the in-patient units; assembles & maintains req equipment; & performs related duties.

Essential Functions:
  • Transports patients by assisting or lifting individuals onto gurneys or into wheel chairs & transports to prescheduled appointments w/in acceptable time standards & safety procedures
  • Collects & delivers medical equipment, supplies, lab specimens, & Central Processing materials as requested
  • Establishes & maintains courteous, cooperative relations w/ patients by reassuring patients & explaining the purpose of the transport
  • Checks oxygen tanks for leakage & level of oxygen in the tank; replaces empty tanks, & checks & requests services on departmental gurneys, wheel chairs, & oxygen carriers through Plant Services
  • Assists physicians, nursing personnel, & other medical professionals as needed in the care or treatment of patients
  • Performs other related duties as needed or directed by the dept manager and/or seniors.
  • Exhibits standards of competencies in the delivery of care by preparing & transporting patients to their destination in a timely, safe, & efficient manner
  • Demonstrates competencies of all medical equipment used in transporting patients
  • Demonstrates competencies in the use of the Automated Dispatch System (VIP, Patient Tracking System)
  • Sets priorities according to most emergent needs on an ongoing basis
  • Insures patient is prepared for transportation in accordance w/ safety requirements indicated in dept policy
  • Recognizes & clarifies inappropriate orders
  • Routinely takes usual & special precautions relative to the age, medical history, condition of the patient, & the type of treatment being given.
  • Calls VIP to receive assignments
  • Obtains the following information prior to dispatch: patient's name, room number, destination, isolation precautions, mode of transportation, equipment needed
  • Documents all requests & special instructions on trip cards in a timely, legible, comprehensive, & accurate manner
  • Observes all applicable Regional, Medical Center, & dept policies & procedures
  • Maintains current CPR, BLS for the Health Care Provider or equivalent program
  • Keeps current w/ fire & safety regulations & procedures
  • Follows Universal Body Substance Precautions & Infectious Waste protocols
  • Completes & maintains a current annual health screening (PPD)
  • Participates in education/orientation of other staff
  • Accountable for all content of staff meetings/in-service presentations by attendance or reviewing minutes
  • Exhibits standards of professional behavior to enhance quality of service as indicated in Kaiser Permanente Quality of Service Philosophy in general professional behavior towards, & concern for, patients, members, & employees
  • Informs members of reason for transport & destination. Reason for delays or anticipated delays.
  • Treats all patients in accordance w/ the Patient's Bill of Rights.
  • Adjust to fluctuations in workload, w/in designated work hours
  • Verifies that all equipment needs is in working order & safe for transportation
  • Cleans & performs operator maintenance on medical equipment used in transporting patients
  • Identifies learning needs of team members & provides instruction to increase staff effectiveness
  • Accurately assesses strengths & development needs of employees; gives timely, specific feedback to manager


    Basic Qualifications:
  • At least six (6) months of experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Hospital Aide in an acute care setting or equivalent OR completion of one (1) academic year in an accredited nursing program that includes clinical experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Maintains currentBLS certification
  • Heavy Physical demands
  • Frequent pulling, pushing, and lifting of supplies and equipment
  • Occasional assistance in positioning of patients
  • Walking and standing most of the time on duty
  • Standard Medical equipment and equipment used in transporting patients
    Primary Location: California,San Diego,San Diego Medical Center 4647 Zion Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 30 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Patient Transportation 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.