Jun 28, 2022

Home Health Aide - $4000 Sign On

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Lebanon, TN, USA

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Home Health Aide - $4000 Sign On-2109346

Job

: Other Nursing Services

Primary Location

: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Home Care Services

Organization

: VHCS Clinical - Private Duty 119140

Description

Vanderbilt Home Care Services

Home Health Aide - $4000 Sign on Bonus

JOB SUMMARY:
The Vanderbilt Home Care Services, Home Health Aide is a Certified Nurse Assistant that provides direct personal and supportive care for home care patients on an intermittent or hourly basis, based on physician orders. The Home Health Aide provides patient care and follows tasks as assigned on the patient’s individual plan of care, designed by the Registered Nurse. The Home Health Aide reports directly to the Clinical Staff Lead. This position works in conjunction with other members of nursing service, ancillary services, physicians, patients, and families. It collaborates with various members of the healthcare team to ensure quality of care across the continuum. Requires the ability to be self-directed and quality focused. Interpersonal communication skills are a necessary function of this position.

Sign On Bonus - $4000

Candidates accepting a full time, Private Duty Home Health Aide position are qualified for the sign on bonus. It will be paid out after 60 days of employment. (Former Vanderbilt employees must be separated from Vanderbilt at least 1 year to qualify for the sign on.)

Position Shift:

  • Full Time - 36 hr week
  • 12 hour shifts

Department/Unit Summary

Vanderbilt Home Care is part of one of the country’s most respected medical centers. We provide in-home care for patients with chronic conditions.

Bringing Vanderbilt Care into Your Home Since 1985

Vanderbilt Home Care provides caregivers in the patient's own environment under the direction of the patient's physician. When you or your loved one receives care from Vanderbilt Home Care, you are in the hands of highly skilled, compassionate individuals. We take pride in our work and feel privileged to be part of one of the country's most respected medical centers.

Our Mission and Values:

Our mission is to provide excellence in home care with the high standards that we would expect for our own family and loved ones. Our values include:

  • Support for community based home services through excellence in clinical practice and education
  • Patient safety and quality
  • Strong interdisciplinary collaboration, communication and partnership
  • Evidenced based practice and clinical expertise
  • Technology enhanced innovation

The Home Health Quality team is a small task oriented team which consists of a quality educator, a quality data analyst, and quality reviewer. They work closely together with clinical managers to provide meaningful data on home health patient population and clinician best practices.

Discovery 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.

Recent VUMC 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 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

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

· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

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

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

· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reviews and performs tasks as define on the personal care plan of the individual patient.
  • Responsibilities vary based on the care plan but may include direct assistance with activities of daily living, bathing, toileting, obtaining vital signs, intake and outputs, weights, transferring, provides facial shaving, oral care, hair care and dressing.
  • The Home Health Aide reports any abnormal findings to the nurse and/or CSL.
  • The Home Health Aide communicates with the clinical team in a timely manner.
  • The Home Health Aide works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse or Qualifying therapist.
  • The Home Health Aide adheres to practices and policies outlined to ensure patient safety and follows infection control standards.


Basic Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 year of experience
  • Active and unencumbered Certified Nurse Assistant Certification (Required) for Tennessee or approved compact state.
  • TN Drivers License

Strongly Preferred by Department:

  • 2+ years of Caregiver experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Reliable/Dependable
  • Strong work ethic

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • 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: Carrying over 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
  • 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: 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.

Sensory

  • Occasional: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
  • Occasional: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.
  • Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
  • Frequent: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
  • Frequent: 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.

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