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Patient Team Support - Lab (Bellingham, WA, US)

Company: Peace Health
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Job Description:

PeaceHealth is seeking a Patient Team Support - Lab for a per diem, Day shift position. Req ID: 165437 JOB SUMMARY Continuously exemplifies the mission, values and customer service philosophy of PeaceHealth in job performance and in relationships to others. Assists the healthcare team in maintaining an efficient nursing unit through effective communication, organizational and nursing skills and professionalism. Provides patient care within the scope of a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A) as directed by the Registered Nurse. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS* Performs assigned tasks within the scope of a Certified Nursing Assistant and in accordance with PeaceHealth and general nursing policies and procedures.* Meets or exceeds customer needs as a patient advocate, exercises discretion in the management of patient information and assures strict patient confidentiality.* Reports significant changes in patient's status to the appropriate care team member.* Responsible for clerical duties on the unit, to include but not limited to:* Accurate transcription of orders* Coordinates patient admission, discharge and transfer as applicable to unit* Coordinates patient registration, scheduling and insurance authorizations as applicable to unit* Provides effective communication linkage between all care team members * Monitors, maintains and orders unit supplies.* Promotes the safety and security of the unit through:* A working knowledge of fire, biohazard, electrical safety, infection control policies and disaster plan.* Proper ergonomics * Promotes a safety-conscious work force and maintains good housekeeping practices.* Within the scope of a Nursing Assistant; demonstrates the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual patient care appropriate to the age of patients served by demonstrating knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.* Communicates appropriately with the person served regardless of their age.* Performs other duties as required or assigned. QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION:* High school diploma or equivalent preferred.* AK: Graduate of a Certified Nursing Assistant program required.* OR: Graduate of a Certified Nursing Assistant Acute Care (level II) program required. (see below for department specific requirements) EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:* Previous Certified Nursing Assistant experience is preferred.* Previous Unit Secretary or related experience is preferred.* Working knowledge of computers is preferred. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: WA:* State of Washington Nursing Assistant Certification is required (Note: Employees hired prior to October 1, 1997 may qualify for this position with a Registered Nursing Assistant designation from the State of Washington).* Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire. OTHER SKILLS:* Good communication and organization skills are required.* Flexibility, self-motivation and strong customer service skills are required. COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES: Whatcom - Intensive Care Department:* Requires Washington State Medical Assistant Phlebotomist or Medical Assistant Registered license within six months of date of hire. ST JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:* Work requires moderate physical exertion up to 33% of the time.* Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.* Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.* Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time). There may be more than one opening on this posting. Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. About PeaceHealth PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham community please visit our homepage: Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn! Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications. Location: Bellingham, St. Joseph Medical Center (216) Job Category: Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support Shift: Day Shift Length: 10 Hours FTE: 0.0 Work Type: Per Diem/Relief Hourly compensation starts at: $15.76, more depending on experience Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Certified Nurse Assistant - Washington PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws. The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job. Posting Notes: Bellingham -- Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support --Other - Allied -- Per Diem/Relief -- SURGICAL SVCS -KLM-

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