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Patient Mobility Tech - Full Time (11am - 7:30pm, M-F)

Company: Trinity Health Of New England
Location: Hartford
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type: Full time Shift: Day Shift Description: Trinity Health Of New England Medical Group is looking for a Patient Mobility Technician (PMT). The Patient Mobility Technician (PMT) will be responsible for ambulation of patients in our Acute Care for Elders program allowing them to maintain strength and mobility. The PMT will play a critical role in improving patient outcomes and satisfaction with care. The PMT must enjoy working in a care team and show commitment to helping hospitalized elders and convey that dedication to patients, families, and other staff.

The PMT will develop and maintain good human relations skills by consistently displaying a respectful, empathetic, and caring attitude toward patients and families. The PMT will interact socially with patients and families and be skilled in "connecting" in a respectful and supportive way to motivate patients to meet individualized ambulation goals. Must be sensitive to differences in culture that impact patient willingness to keep mobile and report any barriers to care team. The PMT will interact and collaborate with all members of the heath care team, RN, PCT, MD. etc. in a professional manner.

The PMT must be organized, have the ability to prioritize and be able to consistently record how far and how often each patient walks daily and note any barriers to safe ambulation. Must be alert for new problems and encourage patients to relate any worries or requests and be able to effectively communicate noted observations and requests to care team. The PMT must be a proactive member of the care team and accept changes in assignment when necessary to help with things such as, helping patients eat during mealtimes, answering call bells, shifting/transitioning a patient in bed etc. Top Reasons to Work at Trinity Health of New England:

  • Great benefits
  • Patient-centric environment
  • Career growth and advancement potential
  • Diverse and inclusive culture Work Hours/Shift:
    • Day to evening Shift.
    • 40 Hours
    • 11am - 7:30pm, M-F, no weekends You Will Be Responsible For:
      • Exceptional Patient Caregiver: Assists patients out of bed; assist them (as needed) in their walks with appropriate utilization of assistive devices keeping the patients safe while ambulating. Unless there is a medical reason they cannot walk, all patients will walk three or more times daily on the unit. If patient is unable to walk, will assist with other mobility goals such as transferring to chair, repositioning etc.
      • Skilled Communicator: Communicate to patients that they are a high priority even during busy times. Treats patient information as confidential. Displays sensitivity to patients through non-verbal
      • Detailed Orientated: Monitor & log frequency and distance each patient walks, adjusting walking schedules in response to patients' requests and needs as well as their availability on the unit. Will also ensure patients walked by other care team members (RNs, PCTs) are logged in the same manner Requirements:
        • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
        • Ability to pass drug screenings and background checks Preferred Skills:
          • CNA or other relevant direct patient care experience preferred About Trinity Health Of New England: Trinity Health Of New England is an integrated health care delivery system that is comprised of world-class providers and facilities dedicated to full spectrum preventative, acute, and post-acute care. We aim to deliver top level care to increase our community's overall health at lower costs. While we serve nearly 3 million people, we are proud to be a part of a national system that focuses on putting our patients first and having the best colleagues to do so.Trinity Health Of New England benefits include health insurance, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, sick time, and professional advancement just to name a few.Employees can also take advantage of extra benefits specific to each hospital. Step up to your potential. Write your story and apply today! Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
            Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions. Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health Of New England, Hartford , Patient Mobility Tech - Full Time (11am - 7:30pm, M-F), Other , Hartford, Connecticut

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