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Kaiser Permanente Nurse Assistant in Tacoma, Washington

Assist the medical and nursing staff with tasks involving extensive patient contact, such as bathing, feeding and transporting.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Participate as a member of the health care team in providing patient care; may take vital signs; may bathe and feed patients as necessary; may assist in the therapy process such as requiring the patient to sit on the edge of the bed, assisting and encouraging the patient to work, requiring the patient to do sit-ups, etc.; maintain bedside charts and transfer information to the permanent charts; assist in the observation of patients symptoms and report changes in patients condition; may assist in the diagnostic procedures of patients; utilize aseptic techniques when necessary; transfer patients to and from the appropriate conveyance; transport patients to and from their nursing units to treatment and diagnostic units.

  • Maintain cleanliness and order in nursing units, diagnostic, and treatment areas; make hospital and pre-operative beds, assist in setting up special equipment; clean and maintain equipment; report faulty or damaged equipment to appropriate personnel; order and stock supplies; perform simple laboratory tests such as diabetic tests, stool guiac, obtain C and S specimens; perform related duties as required.

    Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of customer service experience in a health care setting OR experience involving direct patient care.

  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

    License, Certification, Registration

  • Nursing Assistant Certificate (Washington) required at hire OR Registered Nursing Assistant (Washington) required at hire

  • Driver's License (Washington)

  • Basic Life Support

    Additional Requirements:

  • Provide documentation of 7.5 hours of HIV/AIDS training within 3 days of being hired/transferred.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A


TITLE: Nurse Assistant

LOCATION: Tacoma, Washington

REQNUMBER: 1007108

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, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.