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".
Washington Pay Range $10.14 - $18.53/hr
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.
Washington Pay Range $16.14 - $18.53/hr
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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.
Washington Pay Range $12.80 - $22.43/hr
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.
Washington Pay Range $20 - $25/hr
Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
Washington Pay Range $18.49 – $29.53/hr
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Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Washington Pay Range $25.36 – 53.27/hr
Innovations in Creating Access To Careers in Healthcare (I-CATCH) is a Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) and is administered by Edmonds Community College.
This document was supported by Grant # 90FX0032-01-00 from the Administration for Children and Families, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.
HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.
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