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Nursing Assistant Signing Bonus

Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The nursing assistant assists with the
delivery of patient care and maintenance of unit environmental standards under
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 post-op
cardiothoracic surgeries. Learn more about our Cardiology Stepdown Unit

Position Shift:

  • Full-Time, Nights (7pm-7am)
  • Full-Time, Days (7am-7pm)

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    how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrated the difference they make each and
    every day: Celebrate 2019

    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.



    Achieve the Remarkable:

    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-nursin



      KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

      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.

        TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:

        CLINICAL COMPETENCIES (NOVICE):- Demonstrates sufficient
        fundamental proficiency to assist and perform clinical care including but
        not limited to vital signs, phlebotomy, specimen collection and point of
        care testing as directed by unit standards.

        CARE PARTNER PATIENT DOCUMENTATION (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):- Has
        limited experience or training working with clinical applications for
        patient documentation.

        ENVIRONMENT OF CARE (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):- Has limited
        experience or training working with set up and maintenance of patient exam
        rooms, supplies and equipment.

        PLANNING & ORGANIZING (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):- Demonstrates
        ability to anticipate basic resource needs, identify discrete tasks, set
        priorities, define dependencies, schedule activities, meet deadlines, and
        organize work for own assignments and responsibilities. Appropriately
        matches equipment, and capital resources to task demands. Prepares and
        presents clear and accurate status reports on projects and assignments.
        CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

        • Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that are
          typically routine that may impact team's performance with occasional
          guidance.
        • 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 job.
        • Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level
          co-workers.



          CORE CAPABILITIES:

          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 relationships
            across areas.
          • - 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 excellent
              service.
            • Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues,
              solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a
              timely manner.
            • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully
              to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.

              ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (S2):

              • Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before
                delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards.
              • Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to
                learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays
                willingness to go above and beyond.
              • Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements:
                Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports
                unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.

                MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (S2):

                • Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for
                  completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to
                  provide high-quality work/service.
                • Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays
                  understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.
                • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information
                  and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and
                  without error.

                  FOSTERING INNOVATION (S2):

                  • Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas
                    or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions
                    to enhance them.
                  • Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly;
                    understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure
                    proper course of action.
                  • Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open
                    mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area
                    of work
                    Position
                    Qualifications:

                    Required:

                    • 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

                      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.

                              *INDRN*NHCN*GD

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