Location: Nashville, Tennessee
VHCS Clinical - Therapy
Vanderbilt Home Care Service
Physical Therapy Assistant, PRN
Provide physical therapy treatment to patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes. Actively collaborates with the health care/educational team to meet patient care, outcomes and system improvement objectives.
In this role you will travel to the patient's home to provide the prescribed care. This is a true PRN role. We offer a competitive hourly rate and mileage allowance.
*PRN (20 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.
Vanderbilt Home Care Services covers Davidson, Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson and Williamson Counties in Middle Tennessee.
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.
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.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES* Provide treatment as specified on the written treatment plan by the supervising Physical Therapist. Demonstrates ability to:* Administer various therapeutic modalities according to departmental protocols and guidelines. These include ultrasound, whirlpool, T.E.N.S., biofeedback, hot/cold packs, paraffin baths, electric stimulation, weights, traction, massage and other as indicated.* Supervise patients in the completion of their exercise and training program to maximize their functional independence.* Progress the patient in treatment as indicated by the patient's progress in therapy and the treatment plan.* Respect the patient's right to privacy and confidentiality.* Provides education to patient, family, health care team and community.* Assists the physical therapist in planning for the discharge needs of the patient.* Adapt communication to needs/level of understanding of audience.* Communicate treatment plan, use of intervention strategies and discharge needs to patient, family and health care team.* Supervise PTA students.* Completes timely documentation* Provide the supervising physical therapist with written information regarding the patient's progress, or lack of progress, as it relates to the treatment plan or session.* Consistently meet department and VUMC documentation and billing standards.* Convey essential information in words easily understood by the audience.* Integral member of the health care team.* Provide patient updates, give feedback to the supervising physical therapist and other team members.* Respect roles and professional boundaries of others.* Contribute to the success of the Team assisting with projects as ableTECHNICAL CAPABILITIES
Allied health is among the fastest growing occupations in healthcare today. This area can be defined as credentialed professionals who perform supportive, diagnostic, and therapeutic health care services to promote health and prevent disease in a variety of settings.
These areas are crucial to Vanderbilt Health's reputation for excellence in these areas that has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South.
Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the southeast choose Vanderbilt Health for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.
* Organizational Impact: Independently performs non-routine tasks that significantly impact team and other related teams.* Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Gathers and analyzes data to solve problems that arise with little or no precendent.* Breadth of Knowledge: Applies advanced job knowledge and has developed a breadth of skills in other areas. * Team Interaction: Serves as a lead for the team by providing expertise and guidance to team members.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues: - Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy, and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance e and gain knowledge in new areas. - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships. - Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences. Delivering Excellent Services : - Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them. - Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness. Ensuring High Quality : - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly. - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring. Managing Resources Effectively : - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities. Fostering Innovation: - Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches. - Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges. - Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
LIC-Physical Therapy Assistant - Tennessee
Relevant Work Experience
Experience Level :
Less than 1 year
Associate's: Physical Therapist Assistant (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.