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Care Partner Observation Unit Days Signing Bonus

Vanderbilt Health
Nashville, Tennessee , United States
28 days ago

Description

Your Role:

The Clinical Observation Unit Care Partner assists with the delivery of patient care and maintenance of unit environmental standards under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

Unit Summary:

TVC Observation Unit, also known as (TOBS), is an exciting fast-paced 35 bed unit located on the seventh floor of Vanderbilt University Hospital. All rooms are private and are centrally monitored if clinically indicated.

As an Observation unit we are dedicated to our patients by providing quality care with attention to clinical expertise, evidence based practice, patient safety and positive outcomes.

About the TVC Observation unit:

Patient Population
Our patient population includes, but is not limited to care of the adult patient with a variety of medical diagnoses of the pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine system, infectious disease, other medical conditions, cardiac and minor surgeries. Patients on our unit may have an average length of stay of 48 hours to four days. As an Observation Unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center, we are dedicated to our patients by providing quality care with attention to clinical expertise, evidence-based practice, patient safety and positive outcomes. We utilize an interdisciplinary team approach along the continuum of care in an effort to provide balance for the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs for every patient and their family.

Staffing
The Leadership team is comprised of a Unit Manager and 2 Clinical Staff Leaders. The unit also shares the support of a Nursing Education Specialist, and Administrative Assistant.

The staff is comprised of Registered Nurses, Care Partners, and Medical Receptionists.
Nursing assignments are determined by both acuity and patient census, staffing ratios are 1:5, but may require 1:6. Care partners routinely have an 11 patient assignment.

Position Shifts:
  • 12-hour, 36 hours per week, night shift position.
  • 12-hour, 36 hours per week, day shift position. Available now
  • Schedules are made six-weeks in advance and we offer self scheduling

Click here to view how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day:

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.

Our Nursing Philosophy:

We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center's mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.

Learn more about VUMC Nursing:
  • Nursing Careers: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/index.html
  • Benefits: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/benefits.html
  • Our Nursing Philosophy: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/philosophy.html
  • Our Nursing Leadership: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.html
  • Shared Governance: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/shared-governance.html
  • Education & Professional Development: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.html
  • Life In Nashville: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/nashville.html
  • VUMC Nursing: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vanderbilt-nursing


Basic Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED plus at least one of the following : 1) Current enrollment in a program of professional nursing program to include the successful completion of first semester of nursing fundamentals / clinicals, 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.

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR): None
  • 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.

    Movement
    • 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.

    Sensory
    • 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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Job Information

  • Job ID: 60639116
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee , United States
  • Position Title: Care Partner Observation Unit Days Signing Bonus
  • Company Name: Vanderbilt Health

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