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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nurse Assistant - ICU in Lebanon, Tennessee

Nurse Assistant – ICU

Role Summary:

The Nurse Assistant is responsible for assisting the nursing staff and patients with basic care needs, implementing orders, and evaluating care for various patients within the facility. Reports directly to the charge nurse and Clinical Director of the unit. 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.

Department/Unit Summary:

Intensive Care Unit – This is a 12 bed unit; 2-3:1 Nurse/Patient Ratio; Patient population consist of Respiratory, Vent, Severe Sepsis, Septic Shock; Diabetic, Post Arteriograms, Cardiac Patients, Titrating drips, and Dialysis/Renal patients. Occasional On-Call 12-hour shifts; BLS Required.

Position Shift:

  • 7p-7a (Nights)

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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.

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital:

For more than 40 years, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (formerly Tennova Healthcare – Lebanon) has been a place of healing and connection for patients and families in Wilson County and the surrounding area. The two-campus facility is the sole provider of inpatient and outpatient medical services in Wilson County. Known for comprehensive services, recognized care, and a commitment to the community, VWCH became a part of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center family (VUMC) in August of 2019.

Recognition Awards for Quality

  • Joint Commission certified in total Hip and Knee Replacement

  • The Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center

  • American College of Cardiology Accredited Chest Pain Center

  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program :(MBSAQIP) as a Comprehensive Center

  • American College of Radiology Accreditations – Mammography and Ultrasound

  • Accredited by American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Click here for more information: www.VanderbiltWilsonCountyHospital.com

Our Nursing Philosophy:

We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.

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-nursing

High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • BLS Required

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: 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.

Job Care Partner/CNA/CNT

Organization: Intensive Care Unit 214031

Title: Nurse Assistant - ICU

Location: TN-Lebanon-Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH)

Requisition ID: 2009510

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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