A resume is required for consideration for this position.
Responsible for safely performing complex/dependent patient lifts, those with limited mobility, lifts/transfers using appropriate mechanical lifting equipment, following proper procedures and working collaboratively with Lift Team members.
Utilizes patient handling equipment, transfer devices, and protective clothing in compliance with hospital policies and procedures, vendor specifications, and patient handling protocols.
Properly utilizes patient handling and lift equipment
Coordinates, inventories and maintains the necessary equipment for use in patient transfers, lifts and re- positioning
Prioritizes and organizes requests through autonomous scheduling of pages/calls and interdisciplinary communication to ensure maximum efficiency and care for patients
Participates in the orientation of new staff and ongoing education and training of lift equipment and transfer/re-positioning techniques
Actively participates in QI monitoring and documentation of all patient lift activities
Consults with Nursing and other patient care providers such as rehabilitation therapy staff in the development and implementation of lifting plans for patients
Assists with building a culture of safety to support care givers and patients
Cares for patients with compassion and dignity
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
Demonstrates effective use of stationary or mobile mechanical lifting equipment, uses a mechanical device for each lift/transfer and physical lifting techniques.
High school diploma or equivalent
Two years work experience as a Nurses Aide, Patient Transporter, or other similar position involving patient movement
Able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and to lift, push and pull for an 8 hour shift
Demonstrate expertise to safely perform patient lifts and transfers using lift equipment
Expected behaviors include: independent decision making skills, customer focus, teamwork, adaptability to change and stressful situations, problem solving and strong verbal and written communication
Work Hours: 11:00pm - 7:30am
Work Days: Sunday-Wednesday
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the AFSCME union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 193051
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