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Send to my Email Email a friend Job ID 77240 Date posted 11/11/2016
Requisition ID: 77240
  • Facility: Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: SBHC 7W Medical PCU
  • Category: Nursing Assistant Jobs
  • Job Status: Part-Time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • FTE: 0.6
  • Shift Start: 7 AM
  • Shift End Time: 7:30 PM
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
Part time (.6); 7am to 7:30pm; every other weekends
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • One year's experience as Unit clerk/secretary.
  • One year's experience nursing assistance.
  • Competent with the English Language (written and spoken).
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
  • Experience in an acute care or geriatric setting.

The Health Care Assistant (HCA) functions in roles of both Nursing Assistant and Unit Clerk. The HCA must have knowledge and demonstrated skills in giving direct patient care to meet the comprehensive physical care needs of dependent patients. The HCA makes hourly rounds on patients to ensure safety and comfort needs are met and collaborates with the Interdisciplinary Team in the delivery of quality patient care under the direction of a licensed nurse. The HCA runs the nursing station desk; answers telephones and patient requests; responds to customer needs through documentation, communication, coordination with all interdisciplinary team members; follows through with physician and nursing requests; expedites patient flow through communication of patient, data pertinent to the admission, transfer and discharge processes; helps maintain a safe working environment for patients, families and team members.
7 West is a 32 bed unit Progressive Care Unit at Sharp Memorial Hospital. This unit cares primarily for a cardiac and respiratory patient population. This unit offers an exceptional opportunity to work in a Progressive Care Unit. We are looking for dynamic health care professionals that will provide effective, compassionate and efficient nursing care as part of a collaborative team.
Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds. Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology and is home to San Diego’s largest, most modern Emergency and Trauma Center.
Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.
Essential Physical Requirements may include
  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Twisting (trunk)
  • Twisting (neck)
  • Bending (waist)
  • Flexing/Extending (neck)
  • Gripping/Grasping
  • Fine Manipulation / Pinching
  • Reaching below shoulder level
  • Reaching above shoulder level
  • Kneeling
  • Squatting
  • Bed mobilization (scooting / rolling)
  • Lateral transfers (bed to gurney)
  • Bed to chair/wheelchair/commode transfer
  • Car transfers
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Push/Pull over 100 pounds
  • Carry up to 25 pounds
Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
Keywords: Health Care Assistant-HCA, Health Care Assistant, HCA, Nursing Assistant, NA, Unit Clerk
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