Kaiser Permanente Mobility Technician II - TEMPORARY in Ontario, California

Assist in patient care delivery and provides unit support through a variety of functions. Work collaboratively with the nursing/patient care services staff to reposition and transfer patients. Use patient care handling equipment when lifting and transferring patients to minimize risk of injury. When lifting patients, the Patient Mobility Tech-II works with a second person who is trained in the proper use of lift techniques and equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide basic nursing care needs to assigned patients and make visual observations reporting abnormalities in accordance with established nursing procedures and policies, documents patient observation and direct care information to patient's medical records.

  • Use the multidisciplinary plan of care as a guide for individualized patient care and teaching as directed by the R.N. Work as a team member with assigned RN and other healthcare workers to provide care. Identify discharge barriers and communicate to R.N.

  • Assist with or provide activities of daily living (ADLs) including baths, linen change of occupied and unoccupied bed, dressing, feeding, providing water, grooming and hygiene, AM and HS care, mouth/foley/peri-care.

  • Collect simple specimens and record specimen collection.

  • Reinforce pulmonary hygiene including use of incentive spirometer, and connects patient to pulse oximeter.

  • Provide nourishments; assist RN in the set up of NG feedings, G-tube feeding or J-tube feeding for the nurse to administer.

  • Administer minor treatments and procedures such as, but not limited to, EKG test administration, non-medicated enemas (Harris flush, soap suds), non-sterile dressing changes; sitz baths, apply ostomy appliances to old, healed sites; perform oral suctioning; safely apply heat/cooling measures; perform surgical preps; complete pre-op checklist. Perform cast care; apply Buck's traction, CPM machine, sequential stocking.

  • Provide bed exercises, including range of motion and positioning, and assist patient in ambulating when necessary.

  • For each patient documents care provided, including but not limited to: Oral intake, all output, vital signs, weights and measurements in a concise, accurate, legible and timely manner in the medical record.

  • Provide post-mortem care.

  • Maintain prescribed standards of cleanliness and organization for assigned work areas replenishing stock supplies as necessary.

  • Remove faulty, non-functioning equipment from service, label, and report to the appropriate personnel. Order supplies and equipment as needed. Enter equipment repair requests in appropriate system.

  • Participate in providing appropriate emergency procedures as indicated. Respond to codes and other life-threatening situations as appropriate or directed.

  • Utilize house-wide computer system to input pending and discharged dirty beds, as necessary.

  • Work with a trained second person to provide assistance in the safe lifting and transferring of high risk patients (as identified through the patient mobilized risk screening process) and patients that have been identified as appropriate for this service.

  • Utilize proper body mechanics, lifting techniques, and observes hospital protocols.

  • Utilize patient handling equipment, transfer devices, and protective equipment in compliance with hospital policies, vendor specifications, and patient handling and transporting protocols.

  • Maintain patient and employee/workplace safety as a basic premise of all tasks performed.

  • Must have the ability to recognize the needs and concerns of members, co-workers, and physicians while maintaining positive working relationships.

Basic Qualifications:

  • California Certified Nurse Assistant with 1000 hours recent acute clinical or skilled nursing facility experience within the last three years (excluding training) and BCLS Certification required. If unable to fill: California Certified Nursing Assistant within one (1) year of initial certification from a program with clinical training as a PCA/CNA Trainee.

  • Prior experience in rehabilitation service or healthcare setting, preferred.

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and transfer, reposition and transport patients on a daily basis. Job requires ability to lift as part of a team, utilizing appropriate equipment for assistance. Job also requires frequent bending, stooping, lifting, stretching and standing for extended periods of time.

  • While performing essential duties and responsibilities, incumbent must have the ability to physically work extensively with high risk patients (e.g. morbidly obese, quadriplegic, paraplegic, orthopedic, surgical and elderly) and specialty equipment utilized to mobilize these patients.

  • An understanding of human anatomy, basic medical terminology, and rehabilitation principles, preferred.

  • Must successfully complete functional capacity test (includes ability to lift 90 lbs) prior to final awarding of position.

Notes:

  • This is a Temporary On Call Mobility Tech II position forapproximately six (6) months for OMC PACU.

  • This position will cover the Ontario Campus OMC Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Mobility Technician II - TEMPORARY

LOCATION: Ontario, California

REQNUMBER: 679142

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.