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Behavioral Health Specialist - FT Nights

Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Behavioral Health Specialist - FT Nights - $2,000 Signing Bonus

  • 2107259Job Clinical SupportPrimary Location TN-Lebanon-Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH)Organization Psych DPU 214063Shift Third ShiftBehavioral Health Specialist, FT NightsVanderbilt Wilson County Hospital
    • $2,000 Signing BonusRole Summary:Performs duties of patient care necessary to implement individual treatment under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Provides the psychological, emotional and physical care and support required by each patient. Assists in maintaining the therapeutic environment of the clinical program with occasional guidance.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Performs clinical care consistent with the patient's treatment plan, including but not limited to vital signs, phlebotomy, specimen collection and point of care testing as directed by unit standards.
      • Collects data to contribute to the assessment of individual strengths and limitations.
      • Assists patients with showering, oral hygiene, laundry and other activities of daily living as directed by the assigned RN.
      • Provides input to the patient's assigned nurse and other healthcare professionals assigned to the patient regarding patient's progress towards treatment goals.
      • Promotes and maintains a safe environment conducive to healing and health promotion.
      • Assures orientation of newly admitted patient to the program and establishes a therapeutic relationship with the patients.
      • Provides immediate feedback to the charge nurse about any safety concerns on the unit.
      • Actively participates in gathering patients for groups and periodically assisting in co-leading groups
      • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.Department/Unit Summary:The Behavioral Health program at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital - McFarland campus provides inpatient care for adults with acute mental health problems. Our team works together to provide evaluation, stabilization and medical management in a safe environment. We create a treatment plan focused on patients' mental, emotional, physical and medical needs. We also provide resources and support to help patients achieve optimal health.We offer a 24-hour referral line and intake evaluation with qualified nurses or master's level social workers. The team works with the on-call psychiatrist to evaluate and provide recommendations. For more information about our department, please visit: Shift:
        • FT Nights: 7p-7a
        • Weekend and Holiday RotationDiscover 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 MedicineClick here for more information: www.VanderbiltWilsonCountyHospital.comOur 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:
            • Benefits:
            • Our Nursing Philosophy:
            • Our Nursing Leadership:
            • Shared Governance:
            • Education & Professional Development:
            • Life In Nashville:
            • VUMC Nursing:
              • Sign-On Bonus Eligibility Requirements:
                • The sign on bonus is not applicable to current VUMC staff or former staff who have worked for VUMC in the past 12 months.Job Requirements:
                  • Two years college or Completion of a Foundation in Nursing Course or Army Medic Training (Required)
                  • BLS
                  • Two years experience in a patient care position.
                    • Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
                      • Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. 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.INDTR

Keywords: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Murfreesboro , Behavioral Health Specialist - FT Nights, Healthcare , Lebanon, Tennessee

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