DIRECT PATIENT CARE CAREERS

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

Program supported at:

 

Everett Community College

 

Skagit Valley College

 

Occupation Description

Typical Job Duties

Licensed Practical Nurse

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.

Administer basic health care or medical treatments.

Administer intravenous medications.

Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies.

Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.

Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.

Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities.

Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.

Collect biological specimens from patients.

Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.

Maintain medical facility records. Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients.

Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.

Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.

Perform clerical work in medical settings.

Prepare patients physically for medical procedures.

 

Washington Pay Range $18.49 – $29.53/hr

Program supported at:

 

Edmonds Community College

Occupation Description

Typical Job Duties

Registered Nurse

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.

Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain.

Administer non-intravenous medications.

Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.

Assess patient work, living, or social environments.

Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.

Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery.

Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.

Communicate health and wellness information to the public.

Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.

Direct healthcare delivery programs.

Evaluate patient outcomes to determine effectiveness of treatments.

Examine patients to assess general physical condition.

Immunize patients.

 

Washington Pay Range $25.36 – 53.27/hr

Program supported at:

 

Everett Community College

 

Skagit Valley College

Occupation Description

Typical Job Duties

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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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