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Astria Health Medical Assistant/Nurse Extender - Unit Secretary in Toppenish, Washington

The Astria Health system, headquartered in the heart of the state of Washington’s wine country in the beautiful Yakima Valley, is the largest non-profit healthcare system based in Eastern Washington. Astria Health is the parent non-profit organization of Astria Sunnyside Hospital and Astria Toppenish Hospital and delivers care throughout the Valley through its Astria Health Hospitals and its Astria Ambulatory Care model focused on delivering the highest level of ambulatory and outpatient care in convenient locations in both the Lower and Upper Yakima Valley. Astria Ambulatory Care is designed to meet the changing lifestyles and diverse needs of those living and working throughout the region.

Committed to investing in a continuum of care for the people who live and work throughout Eastern Washington, Astria Health's goal is to build sustainable, locally-based, healthcare organizations that improve health for those we serve.

Under the general supervision of the Registered Nurse or License Practical Nurse, performs non-professional patient care and other related duties as requested.

  • Frequently perform/provide patient care duties, comfort measures and general hygiene as delegated by the RN/LPN.

  • Continuously interact with patients/significant others as a member of the health care team.

  • Frequently collect equipment for patient care use.

  • Frequently record information in the patient medical record and reports appropriately to supervising RN/LPN.

  • Frequently prepare/disassemble patient rooms for admission and discharge.

  • Occasionally perform unit secretary functions.

  • Perform other related work as required.

  • Philosophy consistent with the Hospital’s Policies, Confidentiality, Privacy, and Corporate Compliance programs including Federal and State Laws.

  • Philosophy consistent with the Hospital’s mission to deliver high quality and compassionate health care services to our patients, physicians and communities we serve, focusing on customer service.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Interact effectively with other people.

  • Complete tasks as assigned in a timely manner.

  • Take direction from the RN/LPN/Medical Staff and seek assistance appropriately.

  • Body mechanics and lifting techniques.

  • Immobilization techniques.

  • Procedure set-ups.

  • Urine specimen collection procedures.

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills.

  • Identify serial responsibilities/tasks.

  • Perform under high volumes of stress.

Education:

  • High School education or equivalent

  • Must have current documentation as Nursing Assistant Certified in the State of Washington, meet minimal qualifications for a Level a Health Care Assistant license in the State of Washington.

  • Must maintain current BCLS certification.

  • Ability to read, write and converse in the English language adequate physical ability, including sufficient manual dexterity to perform the requisite health care services.

  • Must complete medical terminology training within 3 months of hire

Experience:

  • Approximately six months on the job training to become proficient in all the position’s duties and responsibilities.

  • Preference will be given to those having patient care experience.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, verbal and written communication skills, computer, and typing skills are beneficial.

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