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Patient Care Attendant - 12 hour Shifts
Company: Vanderbilt Health
Location: Nashville, TN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/11/2022
Expire Date: 09/10/2022
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Computers, Software, Education, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Other / General, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Patient Care Attendant - 12 hour Shifts
Patient Care Attendant - Part and Full time
Vanderbilt Home Care Services
 
JOB SUMMARY:

The Patient Care Attendant goes to the hospital room and performs tasks that enable the client to feel personal comfort and safety as a key member of the health care team. Responsible for observing the client and reporting observations to the licensed healthcare team.

There is no hands on patient care involved. You will be monitoring for any behavioral issues, risk of falls, disorientation, etc.. You may assist with linen changes or setting up food trays. 

**We have a strong need for Night Shift applicants!

Position Shift:

  • 12 hour - 7am to 7pm or 7pm to 7 am
  • Full Time (36 hr week)
  • Part Time (24 hr week)

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.

Imagine being able to take a more personal approach to nursing — focusing on just one patient at a time. It’s possible as a private duty professional 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

 

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Remains close to the patient at all time, and calls for help immediately if any risk to the patient is identified.
  • Recognizes acute changes in patient safety conditions.
  • Contacts a member of the healthcare team to report any change in condition or observations made.
  • Supports patient care under the direction and direct observation of the healthcare team (such as assisting with linen changes, meal tray preparation, and filling of water pitchers).
  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

 

 

Qualifications & Requirements
Position Qualifications


Required:




  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 1 year of relevant experience

  • Active TN drivers license



Strongly Preferred by Department:




  • Patient Care experience

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent Customer service skills

  • Strong work ethic

  • Dependable/reliable

  • Valid drivers TN license and transportation







  • Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

     

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




    Movement

     

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

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

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

    • Occasional: 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

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

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

    • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

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

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

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

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

    • Continuous: Walking: Moving about on foot.




    Sensory

     

    • Continuous: 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.




    Environmental Conditions

     

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

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




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