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Care Partner COVID Unit Signing Bonus
Company: Vanderbilt Health
Location: Nashville, TN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/17/2021
Expire Date: 07/17/2021
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Research & Development, Medical, Environmental
Job Description
Care Partner COVID Unit Signing Bonus

Job Summary:



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




  • $4,000 sign-on bonus for Qualified Candidates



Department/Unit Summary:



We are located on the 8th floor of Medical Center East at Vanderbilt University Hospital.



The environment on our unit is friendly, focused on teamwork, and flexible to accommodate our patients’ needs.



We care for adult patients 18 and older who are being treated for a variety of medical diagnoses.  Since March 2020, our unit has been dedicated to the care of the COVID patient. We see patients with a wide variety of diagnoses, who are also COVID positive. 



Our patients are unique because of their diverse diagnoses and specialized medical needs.



One of the perks of working on my unit is the rare opportunity to be a part of a brand new unit and have an impact on the unit’s growth. With 37 beds, we are the largest unit within Vanderbilt University Hospital.



Our nurses are successful because they have strong assessment and communication skills, rely on each for support, and adapt easily to new challenges.



We orient new nurses to our unit by providing a seven-week unit specific orientation with dedicated preceptors.



Position Shift:




  • Full-time (36 hours/week), day shift (7a-7p).



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.



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 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.

  • Healthcare’s Most Wired: Among the nation’s 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.

  • Becker’s Hospital Review: named as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America”, in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.

  • The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children’s hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.

  • National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement

  • Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. 


Qualifications & Requirements

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. 




  • 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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