Location: Nashville, Tennessee
VHCS Clinical - Private Duty
The 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.
As a HHA with Vanderbilt Home Care Services, you will provide the prescribed care for the patient in their home environment. Active TN CNA certification and at least 1 full year of relevant work experience is required for this role.
Must be available to work 12 hour shifts
Part Time (24 to 29 hours per week)
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.
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.TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES* 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.* CLINICAL COMPETENCIES HOME CARE (NOVICE): Demonstrates a basic proficiency to assist and perform direct personal care within the scope of the certification. * DOCUMENTATION IN EMR (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has experience or training working with clinical applications for patient documentation.* ENVIRONMENT OF CARE HOME CARE(FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has limited experience or training working with set up and maintenance of patient's home environment, supplies and equipment.
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.
* Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that are typically routine that may impact team's performance with occasional guidance. * Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes some discretion and research to solve routine problems. * Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards, established processes and procedure that apply to your own job. * Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level co-workers.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues : Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.- Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner. 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. - 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.
Certified Nursing Assistant - Certification - Others
Relevant Work Experience
Less than 1 year
High School Diploma or GED (Required)
For a copy of the physical requirements of this position to determine if you can perform the duties with or without an accommodation or to request an accommodation, please contact VUMC Employee Relations at 615-343-4759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.