Your Patient Care Team

Here at CVMC, we want you to be actively involved in your care. Our highly skilled caregivers and our staff are your partners during your stay and throughout the healing process. We want you to be comfortable knowing each member of your care team and what their roles are. To make this easier for you, our caregivers wear name badges and/or scrub colors so you can more easily identify them and match their roles:

 

Patient Care Team Roles

Each caregiver and administrator you interact with during your stay at the hospital have unique responsibilities in regard to your care. The following list explains what role each position performs:

Physicians taking care of you may include your primary care physician, a physician assigned by the hospital, and other specialists your physician chooses to help with your care. Physicians may see you any time of day or night depending on their schedules.

Registered Nurses (RNs) plan and coordinate patient overall care with physicians. They provide condition education, direct patient care, medication, and supervise other members of our nursing staff. RNs are patient’s main point of contact for care and comfort.

Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) assist the RNs with beside patient care including activities of the daily living, basic care, and vital signs. CNAs work closely with RNs and other medical staff to provide patients with the most complete care possible.

Unit Clerks work under the direction of nursing staff and physicians to coordinate patient appointments and perform clerical duties.

Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapists and their staff evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate patients who have suffered from an injury, accident, or a chronic condition that need long-term care to recover.

Surgeons and Surgical Staff operate on patients to treat injuries and diseases by providing the patient with postoperative surgical care and treatment.

Radiology Technicians provide imaging services in CT, MRI, Ultrasound, nuclear medicine, x-ray, and fluoroscopy.

Respiratory Therapists evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.

Laboratory Technicians prepare samples such as drawing blood and perform tests for analysis that helps physicians diagnose and treat patients.

Cooks and Dietary Staff prepares food, meals, and helps maintain nutritional values for patients within the diet needs established by the patient's physician.

House Keeping staff are responsible for cleaning the facilities and patient rooms, distributing laundry and clean linens while keeping a sterile environment and maintaining facility neatness.