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Mobility Technician - Inpatient Mobilization - Part Time (benefited) - Mishawaka

Company: Saint Joseph Health System
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

Minimum: $12.37 - Maximum: $17.94 JOB SUMMARY Performs duties necessary to provide safe, courteous, and efficient mobilization of patients in all patient care areas within the hospital. JOB DUTIES 1.--Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values. 2.--Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information. 3.--Safely assesses patients' ability to mobilize including ambulation or transfer activities utilizing proper equipment and safety techniques. Performs and records in patients' charts mobilization level or reason mobility not appropriate. 4.--Provides clear and effective patient education about the importance of mobility, progressing from in to out of bed, and fall prevention. Methods of education include video, written, pictorial, demonstration, and verbal. 5.--Develops as a resource for patient mobility, serving as a mentor to floor staff in environmental set up, the use of devices, mobility techniques and body mechanics to safely promote the highest level of patient mobility. 6.--Demonstrates excellent customer service skills when communicating with patients, staff, and physicians. 7.--Maintains knowledge and demonstrates competency in the use of patient equipment i.e., manual and automatic blood pressure machine, pulse oximeters, restraints, gait belts, intermittent pneumatic compression stockings (SCD), heating pads, ice bags, placement of telemetry, mechanical lifts, bed and chair alarms. 8.--Records acquired data and observations resulting from patient care such as vitals, patient activity, tolerance, and elimination within the EMR. 9.--Identifies and communicates significant changes in patient's status (potential or actual adverse patient occurrences) to the registered nurse. 10.--Effectively communicates with nursing staff prior to mobilizing the patient to determine appropriateness to mobilize. 11.--Consistently uses Universal Precautions with all patients. Takes appropriate additional precautions for patients in fall precautions, isolation precautions, etc. 12.--Provides a clean, organized, calm, safe, quiet patient and workplace environment. Cleans equipment utilizing hospital approved sanitized wipes. 13.--Properly maintains, operates, and stores oxygen cylinders. Ensures that portable oxygen equipment is properly functioning and assists with transition to wall oxygen whenever appropriate. 14.--Ensures that patient care equipment is intact and working appropriately. Reports any malfunctions or equipment in disrepair. 15.--Demonstrates flexibility in staffing and scheduling requirements to meet patient care needs. 16.--Assists in the orientation of new staff members as requested. 17.--Attends and participates in staff meetings and educational offerings. 18.--Updates skills and knowledge continuously. Maintains CPR certification. 19.--Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed. JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES Education: The level of knowledge ordinarily acquired through the completion of high school level courses. Licensure: Required to complete formal mobility training and competency assessment within 90 days of hire. CPR certification upon hire, or able to attain within 30 days. Experience: Experience dealing with patients in a healthcare setting is preferred. Other Job Requirements:-- Ability to identify problems and changes in the patient's presentation, Must be competent to summon appropriate help and act quickly in emergencies with CPR if necessary. Knowledge of principles of body mechanics. Knowledge of methods of maintaining a safe, working environment. Ability to perform as a team member, supporting a patient focused environment in all interactions with patients, families, visitors and volunteers. Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.

Keywords: Saint Joseph Health System, Mishawaka , Mobility Technician - Inpatient Mobilization - Part Time (benefited) - Mishawaka, Professions , Mishawaka, Indiana

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