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Care Partner
Company: Vanderbilt Health
Location: Nashville, TN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/22/2020
Expire Date: 11/21/2020
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Education, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical, Environmental
Job Description
Care Partner


The Care Partner for Vanderbilt Home Care Services Private Duty will travel to the patient home and assist with the delivery of patient care and maintenance of unit environmental standards under the supervision of a licensed nurse.


Position Shift:

  • Full time - must be available to work 12 hour shifts

  • 36  to 40 hour week

  • Private Duty

Department/Unit Summary

Vanderbilt Home Care is part of one of the country’s most respected medical centers. We provide in-home care for patients with chronic conditions.

Click the following link to learn more about the benefits of a career with Vanderbilt Home Care.


 Bringing Vanderbilt Care into Your Home Since 1985

Vanderbilt Home Care provides caregivers in the patient's own environment under the direction of the patient's physician. When you or your loved one receives care from Vanderbilt Home Care, you are in the hands of highly skilled, compassionate individuals. We take pride in our work and feel privileged to be part of one of the country's most respected medical centers.

Our Mission and Values:

Our mission is to provide excellence in home care with the high standards that we would expect for our own family and loved ones. Our values include:

  • Support for community based home services through excellence in clinical practice and education

  • Patient safety and quality

  • Strong interdisciplinary collaboration, communication and partnership

  • Evidenced based practice and clinical expertise

  • Technology enhanced innovation

The Home Health Quality team is a small task oriented team which consists of a quality educator, a quality data analyst, and quality reviewer. They work closely together with clinical managers to provide meaningful data on home health patient population and clinician best practices.


Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

 ·         US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

·         Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

·         Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

·         The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

·         National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

·         Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

·         Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

·         American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US


  • Assist with the delivery of patient care and maintenance of unit environmental standards under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

  • Assists with day to day delivery of patient care.

  • Facilitates efficient and safe patient care and flow by following work area standards.

  • Serves as a liaison for communication and education of patient and family needs.

  • Supports unit operations and patient flow by maintaining supplies, equipment and unit environmental standards.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

CNA certification is needed for Home Care.



Qualifications & Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 1 year of experience

Strongly Preferred:

  • Home Care experience

  • Nursing Assistant Certification

  • Pediatric experience or desire to work with ped patients

  • Strong work ethic

  • Reliable/dependable

High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and Other : 1) Current enrollment in a program of professional nursing RN and successful completion of first semester of nursing school to include nursing fundamentals clinical, or 2) Graduation from a Nursing Assistant or Aide Training Program, or 3) Min of one year previous experience as a care partner or nursing assistant/technician. and < 1 year relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):



  • Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:


    • Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.



    • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

    • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

    • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

    • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

    • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

    • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

    • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

    • Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

    • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

    • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

    • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

    • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

    • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

    • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

    • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

    • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

    • Continuous: Walking: Moving about on foot.



    • Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

    • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

    • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

    • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

    • Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.

    Environmental Conditions


    • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

    • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.



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