Vanderbilt University Medical Center Care Partner, PRN, Palliative Care Unit in Nashville, Tennessee

CarePartner, Palliative Care Unit, PRN

Requisition 1806709

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Unit Summary

We are a 16-bed in-patient unit. We care for patients who are approaching or are at the end of life. Aggressive symptom management, complex discharge planning, and emotional support of patients and families are at the core of what we do. In addition, we care for general medicine patients undergoing a wide variety of treatment modalities from admission through discharge. We always aim to provide excellent care for all of our patients.

We care for critically ill patients in a non-ICU environment so strong assessment skills and confidence in practice abilities are a must. We manage many patients with complex needs which include mechanical ventilation and titrated infusions. The staff works to meet each individual patient and family needs and goals. They work to make them comfortable and safe regardless of the treatment options or discharge plans.

Our nurses are ELNEC trained and ongoing education is provided and encouraged. If you want to help ease the transition from life to death, while providing excellent care for all, where teamwork is valued and a multidisciplinary approach is utilized, this is the place for you.

Your Role:

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

For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/requirements/nursing1.pdf .

Position Shift:

· PRN

VUMC RecentAccomplishments

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

· USNews & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/ ), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

· TruvenHealth Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US

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

· TheLeapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

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

· AmericanAssociation for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014

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

· NashvilleBusiness Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

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

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

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.

Job Care Partner/CNA/CNT

Organization: 5RW PCU (Palliative Care Unit) 201069

Title: Care Partner, PRN, Palliative Care Unit

Location: TN-Nashville-Medical Center North (MCN)

Requisition ID: 1806709