Hospital Aide at Kaiser Permanente

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Type: Standard
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Job Description:
Under indirect supervision of Unit Supervisor, and under direction of licensed staff, performs variety of non-professional patient care duties in inpatient hospital setting; is responsible and accountable for assigned tasks.

Essential Functions:
  • Assists with ongoing data collection; identifies changes in patient status and reports changes to RN/LPN; implements care plan under direction of licensed staff.
  • Assists with admissions, discharges, and transfers.
  • Demonstrates technical competence in basic nursing skills and use of simple equipment.
  • Demonstrates basic competencies to work on specialty unit.
  • Records data and nursing care activities in medical record following Department/Unit/JCAHO standards.
  • Utilizes Department and Unit forms per procedures.
  • Functions with awareness of and applies safety principles and standards, including patient, environment and employee issues.
  • Utilizes correct body mechanics.
  • Reports incidents, work related injuries, unsafe equipment or environment to supervisor or other appropriate person.
  • Functions with awareness of and applies infection control principles and standards, including patient, environment and employee issues.
  • Functions within parameters of job description.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient/hospital information.
  • Reports off when leaving Unit.
  • Reports pertinent patient data and problem to licensed staff, charge nurse or supervisor.
  • Remains calm in emergency patient care/Unit situations; follows established protocols.
  • Assists as directed during Code 500 (Chest compression and runner to lab).
  • Practices within Hospital, Department and Unit standards/policies/procedures.
  • Locates and uses Facility and Hospital manuals, and other reference manuals/books when necessary.
  • Completes mandatory JCAHO inservices annually.
  • Completes CPR recertification of 24 months - Level C.
  • Attends at least three Unit Staff Meetings.
  • Reads/signs minutes of Staff Meetings not attended.
  • Seeks guidance, direction or supervision when unsure of procedures/actions needed.
  • Participates in peer evaluation when requested by supervisor.
  • Demonstrates sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities in area of specialization.
  • Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care and/or service appropriate to age groups served.
  • Demonstrates knowledge skills, and abilities necessary to provide culturally sensitive care and/or service.
  • Performs other duties and accepts responsibility as assigned.

    Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post-hire, or on-the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable.
    Education
  • Hospital Aide Training Program or documented completion of equivalent military training course; or equivalent combination of
    education (lesser) and experience may be considered in lieu of requirements.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, interpersonal relations, and customer service.
  • Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, and on the telephone.
  • Reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English.
  • Training/giving and receiving instructions.
  • Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g., organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration, and alertness.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • One (1) year Hospital Aide experience preferred.