Feb 29, 2024

Patient Care Attendant - Vanderbilt Home Care Services (24 or 36 Hours per Week)

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Nashville, TN, USA
Hospice Operating Room

Job Description

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 diverse 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. Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and 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.

Organization:

PCA Team 2

Job Summary:

Performs tasks that enables the client to feel personal comfort and safety as a key member of the health care team. Responsible for observing the client and reporting observations to the licensed healthcare team.

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Remains close to the patient at all time, and calls for help immediately if any risk to the patient is identified.
• Recognizes acute changes in patient safety conditions.
• Contacts a member of the healthcare team to report any change in condition or observations made.
• Supports patient care under the direction and direct observation of the healthcare team (such as assisting with linen changes, meal tray preparation, and filling of water pitchers).
• The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES
• Contract Negotiating (Fundamental Awareness): Displays the ability to equitably gain the favor of people from whom something is wanted. Within the context of the job, displays an attitude commensurate with being a good negotiator, including goodwill, collaboration and mutual satisfaction.
• Patient Observation (Fundamental Awareness): Remains close to the bedside and calls for help immediately if any risk to the patient occurs. Prevents the patient from harming self or others and calls for assistance when necessary.
• Safety Awareness (Fundamental Awareness): Understands and adheres to safety policies and procedures. Actively participates in ongoing training related to patient safety.
• Oral Communication (Fundamental Awareness): Demonstrates fundamental command of language and grammar. Clearly and effectively transmits basic ideas and information to others. Listens carefully to others and respects their differences. Expresses technical information clearly. Requests for a patient report at the inception of care, provides patient report at the end of a shift to the clinical team, and provides a handover report, when appropriate.

Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. EOE/AA/Women/Minority/Vets/Disabled

Our clinical and nursing support roles are at the center of all we do, helping us be the world leader in advancing personalized health. We support each other and encourage excellence among all who are part of our workforce. High-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt Health for professional growth, appreciation of benefits, and a sense of community and purpose. We support each other and encourage excellence among all who are part of our workforce.

Core Accountabilities:

* Organizational Impact: Performs clearly defines tasks and methods described in detail to achieve standardized solutions that impact own performance with regular guidance. * Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Follows a well established process to solve routine problems where solutions are clearly prescribed. * Breadth of Knowledge: Has basic job knowledge of systems and procedures that are common to own job. * Team Interaction: Individually contributes to the team.

Core Capabilities :

Delivering Excellent Services : 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 in a timely manner. Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support. Ensuring High Quality : 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: 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 :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 changes by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.

Position Qualifications:

Responsibilities:

Certifications:

Work Experience:

Relevant Work Experience


Experience Level:

Less than 1 year

Education:

High School Diploma or GED

Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. EOE/AA/Women/Minority/Vets/Disabled