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Acuity Adaptable Mobility Technician

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Indianapolis, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  9848 

 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Varied (Days/Evenings) 

 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

 

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

The Acuity Adaptable Mobility Technician functions under general supervision of the Registered Nurse or Physical Therapist and facilitates the mobilization of patients after surgery as well as performing general nursing assistant duties on his or her assigned unit(s). The incumbent will provide care to a designated group of patients under the direction of licensed staff and will follow unit guidelines, hospital policy, procedures and protocols to assist patients in achieving therapy and mobility goals.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

•    Effectively communicate with patients, visitors, and patient care staff
•    Provide mobility assistance to assigned patients under direction of licensed staff
•    Exhibit hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity when working with patients and/or equipment
•    Recognize emergent situations and act appropriately
•    Participate in performance and quality improvement initiatives for the nursing department and the hospital’s total joint replacement program
•    Maintain accurate records, collect and provide data related to surgical patients as directed
•    Facilitate outstanding patient experiences by integrating best practice tactics in interactions with patients, visitors and staff
•    Demonstrate effective time management skills and maintain flexibility
•    Collaborate with licensed staff and patients in planning therapeutic mobility work (i.e. transfers, walking, meals, etc) to support the needs of patients and the unit
•    Utilize motivational techniques and communication to encourage patients to participate in therapy activities and goals, including the use of devices such as incentive spirometer, cold packs, and sequential compression devices as ordered by the patient’s provider and as directed by licensed staff
 

Job Requirements

•    Associate’s degree in health or customer services related discipline preferred
•    BSN in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or Biology preferred
•    Students enrolled and pursuing Radiology Technician, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, or Nursing degrees considered
•    CPR/BLS required upon hire
•    Rehabilitation experience is a plus
•    Personal Training, Physical Therapy Assistant, Paramedic or other clinical certification is a plus
 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrates the following skills and abilities:
•    Operates specialized equipment
•    Effective communication skills incorporating listening, effective interviewing techniques with patients and staff appropriate to age of the patient
•    Effective use of motivational communication techniques to progress mobility
•    Knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to age of the patients served 
•    Knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to age-specific needs
•    Uses age appropriate communication and cognitive skills detailed in the department/area/unit job-specific/age-specific competencies
•    Fundamental mobility concepts, appropriate therapeutic interventions 
•    Follow oral/written instructions, records/interprets information accurately
•    Documents and reports patient response and status
•    Performs CPR and other technical skills
•    Positions patients
•    Must be able to wash hands thoroughly and frequently
•    Must be able to help evacuate patients via stairwells
•    Critical thinking skills are essential 
 

 

 

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis