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Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: R-17270
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.
Our Trauma unit specializes in caring for Level I Trauma patients from the Middle Tennessee area, covering over a 66,000 square mile area. Our patient focus is on providing quality care to multi-system acute and critical care patients involving traumatic injuries and preparing them for their return back into society. We strive for the best and set high standards for the care we provide. A typical shift for our care partners includes working with a dedicated team to care for patients with head, neck, spinal cord, thoracic, abdominal, pelvic, and a variety of orthopedic injuries. The Vanderbilt Trauma staff members are excellent in teamwork, reacting quickly to situations, thinking critically, and managing patients from admission to discharge.
Care Partner Position Qualifications:
Hospital and/or acute care experience preferred.
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* 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.* Clinical Competencies (Novice): Demonstrates sufficient fundamental proficiency to assist and perform clinical care including but not limited to vital signs, phlebotomy, specimen collection, medication administration and point of care testing as directed by unit standards.* 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.
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 Capabilities :
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
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