Lift Team Technician

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917135

Vidant Medical Center

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties.  But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

 Responsibilities 

  • Performs safe patient handling and movement.
    • Utilizes good body mechanics when performing lifts and transfers.
    • Delivers care based on educational and developmental needs, age and standard of care.
    • Assesses complexity of lift or transfer needed.
    • Uses appropriate lift practices and devices when performing lifts and transfers.
    • Returns to units (as specified by the supervisor) between rounds to assist the nursing staff. 
  • Communicates effectively with patients, families and or members of the health care team.
    • Demonstrates the use of therapeutic and appropriate communication when assisting patients and families.
  • Seeks clarity and / or direction and provides feedback as needed with nursing staff related to patient handling activities. 
  • Maintains patient handling / lift equipment.
    • Responsible for visual inspection and inventory of patient lifting equipment.
    • Notifies supervisor and/or Bio Medical Department if visual inspection reveals problems with equipment or the equipment is not working upon use.
  • Applies infection control principles, including universal precautions and appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Maintains proper hygiene of lifting equipment, including hover mats, gait belts, slings, and low friction sheets.
  • Provides education related to Lift Team Program and safe patient handling and movement.
  • Mentors health care workers in safe lifting practices and appropriate use of lift equipment.
  • Provides support and assistance to patients and families when practicing transfer techniques for post  hospital setting.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement activities.
  • Provides accurate and consistent documentation of daily patient lifts and transfers on Lift Team Log.
  • Participates in promotion, enhancement and ongoing development of Lift Team Program.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School or equivalent required.
  • Less than 1 year in a healthcare setting, EMT, NAI, Firefighter experience and knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics,and/or exercise physiology preferred.
  • BLS certification obtained within 2 months of employment.
  • Must successfully complete physical demands assessment prior to employment. 

Other Information

  • Full-time position (hours will be determined)
  • Supplemental postion (hours will be determined)

CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

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