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Nurse Assistant

Location Santa Clara, California Job Number 983069 Date posted 09/17/2021
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Description:

Working for an organization with the size and resources of Kaiser Permanente Northern California means having the potential to positively affect the health and well-being of entire communities. From our financial, business, and IT experts, to our RNs, allied health professionals, and physicians, we work together to provide the best care experience to our members and the communities we serve. As one of the most diverse regions in the country, Northern California offers everything from the majestic Sierra Mountains, to breathtaking Yosemite, to world-renowned Napa Valley. Here, you'll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work. As Northern California's largest health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides you with the resources and opportunity to build a rewarding career in an environment that supports your success. Join us.  





Essential Functions: 




  • Obtains, records, & reports vital signs on patients as directed. 




  • Documents data collected per standards. 




  • Collects & reports data to RN for development of plans for meeting patient/family needs. 

  • Implements & documents safe, therapeutic, & efficient care as directed by RN. 

  • Supports appropriate priorities for patient care. 

  • Anticipates need for emotional support. 

  • Supports the psychological, social, spiritual, & cultural needs of the patient & family. 

  • Takes preventative measures in giving patient care: Protects skin & mucous membranes. 

  • Protects patients from falls or other contact injuries. 

  • Uses positioning &/or exercise to prevent injury or the complications of immobility. 

  • Removes/reports environmental hazards in the patient care area. 

  • Implements interventions appropriate to specific age groups& developmental status of patients. 

  • Encourages patient/family to participate in treatments as directed. 

  • Provides transport to & from nursing units. 

  • Observes, records, & reports patient/family response to nursing care. 

  • Maintains call light within patient's reach & uses designated communication mechanism for patients w/ impaired hearing, speaking skills, or language barriers




Grade: 160



Basic Qualifications: 




  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 

  • BLS certification. 

  • Current CNA certificate. 

  • Six month acute Medical/Surgical experience as a Nurse Attendant required the past two years or satisfactory completion of NA training program or military corpsman, or RN/LVN student with one semester of clinical experience or EMT training. 

  • Position requires prolonged standing and working, with ability to lift and move patients. 

  • Must demonstrate competency in basic nursing skills (i.e., vital signs, patient dressing, feeding, ambulation, and transfer). 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English required. 

  • Interpersonal skills required to promote cohesive team environment. 

  • Must pass pre-employment physical. 

  • Courtesy required. 

  • Must be willing to work in a labor-management partnership environment 




Primary Location: California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A01|SEIU|United Healthworkers Job Level: Entry Level Department: Santa Clara Homestead Hospital - Outpatient Surgery- 1 - 0201 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

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 and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.