Kaiser Permanente Outpatient Clinical Assistant in Kula, Hawaii
This position works in an Outpatient Clinic and is responsible for independently performing the full range of nursing care and related technical work.
Prepare patients for examination by dressing and gowning them for the examination. Assist physicians as needed in the examination of the patient (e.g., turn patient, hand instruments to physician, etc.).
Obtain, prepare and set up supplies and instruments to be used in the care and treatment of patients. As directed, perform or assist in the treatment.
Obtains patient history and vital signs; documents into record. Takes temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height and weight; accurately record on appropriate forms in patient's chart and report all abnormal readings or sudden changes to Clinical Supervisor and/or Physician.
Collect and examine stool, urine, sputum, and other specimens and label appropriately. Conduct tests of urine for blood and sugar.
Perform skin preparations for application of aseptic dressings; apply slings and ace bandages. Fit and instruct patients in the use of crutches; apply eye patches; and assist with casting.
Apply oxygen via nasal cannula, simple mask and/or nebulizer mask, at the direction of the Clinical Supervisor or Physician.
Inspect oxygen levels in tanks and replace or replenish tank, as necessary. Ensure that reserve supply of tanks is available.
Carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation on patients in cardiac or respiratory arrest. Respond to emergency codes.
Adhere to safety/infection control policies and procedures. Report unsafe equipment.
Maintain a clean, well-stocked, safe environment for patients and staff. Keep patient care and utility areas neat and clean.
Communicate and interact with patients, families and co-workers in a positive and courteous manner.
Use the principles of growth and development to assess each patient's agespecific needs and provide age-specific treatment and care.
Uses the principles of pain management in assisting each patient to be as comfortable and pain free as possible by assessing and educating patient and family.
Uses knowledge of different cultures to assess each patient's cultural specific needs and provide cultural specific treatment and care.
Assures that all equipment necessary for provision of care is readily available and in working order.
Reports incidents and unusual occurrences according to department policies.
Maintain the strictest confidentiality of all facility and facility-related employee information.
Follows all applicable rules, policies, laws, regulations and accreditation requirements.
Respond politely to all patient requests and inquiries.
Answer phones, take messages, pass information to other staff, and generally assist with all duties of clinic as appropriate.
In addition to the key duties and responsibilities, this position may be assigned to:
- Handle equipment and items correctly to insure usability and safety of supplies and materials; maintain adequate supplies in the patient rooms; clean, store, pack and autoclave equipment as needed; maintain an inventory of supplies and equipment to assure availability; store and stock supplies as directed; maintain awareness of where all supplies are kept and get, or put them away, accordingly; distribute supplies to rooms; transfers and transports patients as needed; observe and watch patient at all times, providing a safe environment through proper care and handling; notify appropriate personnel of patient's arrival to insure continuity of care and proper identification and observation; clean room and equipment; maintain patient flow; assist other clinical staff as needed; maintain and increase standards of performance and education by attending in-service meetings and assisting in staff development and revision of related procedures. Improvement process; attend and participate in training programs to keep abreast of current practices, policies, procedures, etc.; serve on hospital or nursing committees and participate in committee evaluation processes.
- Minimum one (1) year of progressively responsible work experience in a Outpatient Clinic or similar health institution setting receiving formal and/or on-the-job training in outpatient medical/surgical practices, techniques, procedures, equipment and supplies; and applying the knowledge gained by assisting professional nurses in the provision of care to outpatient patients. Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of emergency medical practices, techniques and procedures; functional anatomy and human physiology.
License, Certification, Registration
- BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification. Must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.
- The ability to read, write, speak and understand simple sentences in English; follow oral and written instructions precisely; and assist in providing paraprofessional nursing care to patient receiving care on an outpatient basis.Ability to handle emergency situations in a calm manner; ability to communicate and work effectively with distraught or agitated individuals.
TITLE: Outpatient Clinical Assistant
LOCATION: Kula, Hawaii
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.