Nursing Assistant

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants. Excludes "Home Health Aides", "Orderlies", "Personal Care Aides" , and "Psychiatric Aides".

Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs. See more occupations related to this task.

Turn or reposition bedridden patients. See more occupations related to this task.

Provide physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking , or exercising. See more occupations related to this task.

Review patients' dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences to ensure patient receives appropriate diet. See more occupations related to this task.

Measure and record food and liquid intake or urinary and fecal output, reporting changes to medical or nursing staff.


Washington Pay Range $10.14 - $18.53/hr

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Patient Care Technician

Under the direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager, the patient care technician is responsible for administering direct patient care and performing any other duties deemed necessary to provide optimal patient care and physician service under the direction and supervision of the Professional Nurse.

Report abnormal vital signs, accuchecks, and any important patient information to the charge nurse immediately.

Transport patients to Surgery or other departments.

Provide ice, water, and nourishments to the patients. Maintain patients’ rooms in neat, orderly and safe manner with clear walk-in area.

Utilize the Hospital computer system.

Respect the privacy and security of patients’ personal healthcare information.

Assist the patients with meeting hygiene needs and activities of daily living.

Assist with ambulation, diet, dressing and undressing patients and changing the bed linen.


Washington Pay Range $16.14 - $18.53/hr


Program supported at:


Edmonds Community College


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Medical Assistant

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

Administer basic health care or medical treatments.

Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.

Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.

Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures.

Collect biological specimens from patients.

Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health.

Dispose of biomedical waste in accordance with standards.

Explain technical medical information to patients.

Give medications or immunizations.

Interview patients to gather medical information.

Perform clerical work in medical settings.

Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use.

Prepare patient treatment areas for use.


Washington Pay Range $12.80 - $22.43/hr

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Medical Interpreter

A medical interpreter must have a high level of fluency for linguistic conversion. They also need to be able to quickly comprehend and re-express the message from the source language to the target language. Individuals in the field of medical interpreting must be comfortable with the cultural norms inherent in any native speaker’s country. Medical interpreting often involves very personal subjects, and navigating between cultural etiquette and sensitive topics can be a challenge. A medical interpreter must make the patient feel comfortable enough to honestly and accurately convey symptoms. A career in medical interpreting can be rewarding and is extremely important to the health of individuals in need of interpreting at healthcare facilities.

Provide language services to non-English-speaking patients to help them communicate with doctors, nurses and other medical staff.

Precisely and accurately interprets critical medical advice and information given by the provider into equivalent terminology in the patient's native language.

Serve as a cultural and linguistic resource to both patients and providers to contribute to successful outcomes.

Establishes and maintains quality service and positive interaction with all patients, customers, visitors, health care providers, and clinical employees.

Assists with patient follow-up as necessary, to include contacting patients with appointment reminders.

Maintains strict patient confidentiality.

Provides occasional services outside of normal working hours on as as-needed basis.

Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.




Washington Pay Range $20 - $25/hr

Program supported at:


Everett Community College


Whatcom Community College


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