Mobilty Aide - PT Duke Regional Hospital Inpatient Services
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 236279
Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of internationally recognized Duke University Health System. Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units. Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.
Under the supervision of Physical therapy and occupational therapy, the Therapy Mobility Aide collaborates with the nursing staff to lift, reposition, and mobilize patients using appropriate lift equipment. This may include bariatric, geriatric, handicapped, immobile, unconscious, or any other patient who may need assistance.
Able to select the appropriate equipment and method of patient transfer after consideration of the patient's ability to provide assistance, bear weight, cooperate and follow directions, height/weight, special circumstances, and mobility goals per BMAT level per nursing.
Demonstrates use of patient transfer equipment/device use, patient mobility techniques, and body mechanics in a safe manner. Examples of transfers may include but not limited to: bed to chair, toilet/commode, or W/C and return, bed to stretcher and return, and repositioning up in bed or chair.
Able to manage multiple priorities when necessary and communicates well with other members of the healthcare team in carrying out daily responsibilities.
Encourage staff to use safe transfer techniques with appropriate lift equipment and enlists their assistance as needed
Responds to calls for assistance in a timely, customer friendly manner.
Offers assistance to therapy teams or nursing when assigned.
May provide direct patient care under the direction of a licensed staff member as needed and time allows, during performance of mobility duties i.e. incontinence care, setting patient or tray up for meals, etc.
Mobility aide will perform all interventions upon completion of competencies for related interventions
Reports responses/reactions to mobilization and documents in medical record as appropriate
Basic computer skills, ability to learn and use DUHS computer system programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education - High School diploma or GED, current Certified Nurse Assistant certification preferred but not required, and current BLS certification required.
ability to speak, read, write, perform simple arithmetic calculations and follow oral or
instructions in English.
Experience - successful completion of on the job training period, rendering competency in performance of required duties after a specified period of time. One year rehabilitative services experience or equivalent education preferred.
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