Nursing Assistant Signing Bonus
Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Posted on: October 18, 2020
The nursing assistant assists with the
delivery of patient care and maintenance of unit environmental
the supervision of a licensed nurse. $1,000 sign on bonus for
eligible new hires.Department/Unit Summary
A typical shift includes working
with a dedicated team to care for adult patients who are being
treated for various
vascular disorders such as aneurysms and amputations, as well as
patients with congestive
heart failure, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, and pre- and
cardiothoracic surgeries. Learn more about our Cardiology Stepdown
- Full-Time, Nights (7pm-7am)
- Full-Time, Days (7am-7pm)
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Assist with the delivery of patient
care and maintenance of unit environmental standards under the
supervision of a
- 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
- The responsibilities listed are a general overview of
the position and additional duties may be assigned.
CLINICAL COMPETENCIES (NOVICE):- Demonstrates sufficient
fundamental proficiency to assist and perform clinical care
not limited to vital signs, phlebotomy, specimen collection and
care testing as directed by unit standards.
CARE PARTNER PATIENT DOCUMENTATION (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):-
limited experience or training working with clinical applications
ENVIRONMENT OF CARE (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):- Has limited
experience or training working with set up and maintenance of
rooms, supplies and equipment.
PLANNING & ORGANIZING (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):- Demonstrates
ability to anticipate basic resource needs, identify discrete
priorities, define dependencies, schedule activities, meet
organize work for own assignments and responsibilities.
matches equipment, and capital resources to task demands. Prepares
presents clear and accurate status reports on projects and
- Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that are
typically routine that may impact team's performance with
- Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes some
discretion and research to solve routine problems.
- Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards,
established processes and procedure that apply to your own
- Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (S2):
- - Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own
skills by identifying development opportunities.
- - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to
understand colleague priorities, working styles and develops
- - Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information
with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (S2):
- Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to
understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide
- Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues,
solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors
- Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully
to understand the issues and provides accurate information and
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (S2):
- Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before
delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality
- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to
learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and
willingness to go above and beyond.
- Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements:
Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and
unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (S2):
- Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for
completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard
provide high-quality work/service.
- Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays
understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental
- Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information
and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time
FOSTERING INNOVATION (S2):
- Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas
or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering
to enhance them.
- Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly;
understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to
proper course of action.
- Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open
mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into
- High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent
experience) and Other: 1) Current enrollment in a program of
nursing RN and successful completion of first semester of nursing
include nursing fundamentals clinical, or 2) Graduation from a
Assistant or Aide Training Program, or 3) Min of one year previous
as a care partner or nursing assistant/technician. and
Physical Requirements/Strengths needed &
- Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100
lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force
and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move
- Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering
objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35
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
- Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward
and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of
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:
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
- 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
patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and
- 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
- Continuous: Walking: Moving about on foot.
- Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging
- Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of
sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of
- Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches
or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth
peripheral vision, color vision.
- Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify
- Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape,
temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.
- 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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