Vanderbilt University Medical Center Care Partner-Pediatric Surgery, Trauma and Adolescent Medicine-FT Nights in Nashville, Tennessee

CarePartner-Pediatric Surgery, Medicine and Adolescent Medicine-FT Nights

Requisition # 1810666

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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. We treat and help prevent all health issues ranging from colds and broken bones to heart disease and cancer.

The world-class facilities at Children's Hospital are a testament to our community's dedication to the health of children. Constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012, our 271-bed hospital is a child-friendly place built on the science of healing.

A building alone does not make a great hospital. Our exceptional medical teams and the generous support of people like you enable us to provide every child who comes to us with the hope of improved health. Children's Hospital is a nonprofit facility. No child who needs our services is denied care on the basis of limited ability to pay.

Many of our doctors and surgeons are nationally recognized researchers who are finding new ways to cure and prevent childhood diseases. Their work preventing and treating premature birth, cancer, heart disease, spina bifida, and many other conditions is an investment in the future. We are at an important crossroads in child health. Our commitment to research and advocacy positions us to bring the promise of good health to children and families in our community and to share that hope with the world.


Assist with the delivery of patient care and maintenance of unit environmental standards under the supervision of a licensed nurse.


  • Assist with the delivery of patient care andmaintenance of unit environmental standards under the supervision of alicensed nurse.

  • Assists with day to day delivery of patient care.

  • Facilitates efficient and safe patient care and flow byfollowing work area standards.

  • Serves as a liaison for communication and education ofpatient and family needs.

  • Supports unit operations and patient flow bymaintaining supplies, equipment and unit environmental standards.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview ofthe position and additional duties may be assigned.


Preferred: Hospital Care Partner/Nursing Assistant experience or Medical Assistant training.

Position Shift:

· Night Shift- 7:00 pm-7:00 am/3 shifts a week.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

· US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( BillWilkerson Center at ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US


CLINICAL COMPETENCIES (NOVICE): - Demonstrates sufficient fundamental proficiency to assist and perform clinical care including but not limited to vital signs, phlebotomy, specimen collection and point of care testing as directed by unit standards.

CARE PARTNER PATIENT DOCUMENTATION (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience or training working with clinical applications for patient documentation.

ENVIRONMENT OF CARE (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience or training working with set up and maintenance of patient exam rooms, supplies and equipment.

PLANNING & ORGANIZING (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Demonstrates ability to anticipate basic resource needs, identify discrete tasks, set priorities, define dependencies, schedule activities, meet deadlines, and organize work for own assignments and responsibilities. Appropriately matches equipment, and capital resources to task demands. Prepares and presents clear and accurate status reports on projects and assignments.


  • Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that aretypically routine that may impact team's performance with occasionalguidance.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes somediscretion and research to solve routine problems.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards,established processes and procedure that apply to your own job.

  • Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry levelco-workers.



    • Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves ownskills by identifying development opportunities.
    • Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks tounderstand colleagues’ priorities, working styles and developsrelationships across areas.
    • Communicates Effectively: Openly shares informationwith others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.


    • Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time tounderstand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellentservice.
    • Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues,solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in atimely manner.
    • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listenscarefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information andsupport.


    • Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality beforedelivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards.
    • Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learnnew knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness togo above and beyond.
    • Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements:Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reportsunsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.


    • Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility forcompleting assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches toprovide high-quality work/service.
    • Stewards Organizational Resources: Displaysunderstanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.
    • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurateinformation and good decision making to consistently achieve results ontime and without error.


    • Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideasor initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offeringsuggestions to enhance them.
    • Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly;understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensureproper course of action.
    • Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an openmind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own areaof work.

High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and Other : 1) Current enrollment in a program of professional nursing RN and successful completion of first semester of nursing school to include nursing fundamentals clinical, or 2) Graduation from a Nursing Assistant or Aide Training Program, or 3) Min of one year previous experience as a care partner or nursing assistant/technician. and < 1 year relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.


  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

  • Continuous: Walking: Moving about on foot.


  • Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

  • Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job Care Partner/CNA/CNT

Organization: STAM Cohort 50 209220

Title: Care Partner-Pediatric Surgery, Trauma and Adolescent Medicine-FT Nights

Location: TN-Nashville-Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Requisition ID: 1810666

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.