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Patient Team Support - Observation

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Job ID: 57973
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Night
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description


Patient Team Support - Observation for a Per Diem/Relief, 0.00 FTE, Night position. Hourly compensation is $18.04 – $31.55; hiring rate dependent on qualifications, professional experience, work location, and/or terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of northwest Washington since 1890. PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is a 253-bed, two-campus hospital providing a Level II Trauma Center and a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. 

This is a fast-paced unit and a cohesive team where you'll evaluate patients for either discharge or inpatient stay. 

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


  1. Performs assigned tasks within the scope of a Certified Nursing Assistant and in accordance with PeaceHealth and general nursing policies and procedures.
  2. Meets or exceeds customer needs as a patient advocate, exercises discretion in the management of patient information and assures strict patient confidentiality.
  3. Reports significant changes in patient’s status to the appropriate care team member.
  4. Responsible for clerical duties on the unit, to include but not limited to:

      • Accurate transcription of orders
      • Coordinates patient admission, discharge and transfer as applicable to unit
      • Coordinates patient registration, scheduling and insurance authorizations as applicable to unit
      • Provides effective communication linkage between all care team members

      5. Promotes the safety and security of the unit through:

      • A working knowledge of fire, biohazard, electrical safety, infection control policies and disaster plan.
      • Proper ergonomics

      6. Within the scope of a Nursing Assistant; demonstrates the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual patient care appropriate to the age of patients served by demonstrating knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span


      • State of Washington Nursing Assistant Certification is required at date of hire. (Note: Employees hired prior to October 1, 1997 may qualify for this position with a Registered Nursing Assistant designation from the State of Washington).
      • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.


      • Work requires moderate physical exertion to include prolonged periods of standing from 34% to 65% of the time.
      • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
      • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more; hazards may include exposure to cleaning chemicals and disinfectants, soiled linens, unknown liquid in trash bags and biohazards (sharps).
      • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).
      • There are ergonomic risks identified for each Environmental Services Technician (EST) assignment.

      This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

      PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers. The benefits included in positions less than 0.5 FTE are 403b retirement plan for caregiver contributions; wellness benefits, discount program, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

      For a full position description or for questions, please contact Vicki Greenwald: [email protected]

      See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

      For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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