Vanderbilt University Medical Center Health Educator Flex in Nashville, Tennessee

Health Educator Part Time(Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center)

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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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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is a leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The center's world-renowned team of experts provides an integrated, personalized and patient-centered approach to cancer care, including treatment, research, support, education and outreach. From a wide variety of wellness programs to a leading REACH for Survivorship Clinic, patients find support from diagnosis through survivorship. VICC is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of just two centers in Tennessee and 49 in the country to earn this highest distinction, and ranks in the top 10 nationwide for cancer research grant support.


Develop, conduct, and evaluate health education services for high risk intervention programs. Research, develop and design health education materials.


  • Conducts needs assessment and analyzes available data to develop formalized health education programs

  • Track program participation by conducting interviews, gathering data and using an electronic database program

  • Creates, controls and ensures that health care information is distributed to staff education and outreach programs

  • Evaluates programs; performs research on relevant topics and develops and/or revises curriculum modules and/or presentation materials as appropriate

  • Coordinate health education programs and services with staff of other departments and organizations. Encourage joint programs

  • Write/design health education materials as needed

  • Track and produce an annual report showing impact of intervention program. Report tracking data to management, write reports and compose correspondence

  • Conduct surveys, make presentations and use media to promote health and health related services

  • Participates in the development, marketing and promotional goals and strategies of the program(s)

  • Coordinate the activities of consultants, agencies and other providers involved in specific programs

  • Participate in projects relating to health education

  • Conduct biometric testing on individuals (height, weight, blood pressure, body composition)

* Minimum Requirements for Qualification *

Bachelor's Degree and 2 years relevant experience

(Bilingual is Spanish is preferred but not required)

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 ( Bill Wilkerson 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


Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary category requiring exertion up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

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

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

  • Occasional: 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.

Environmental Conditions

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

  • Occasional: Dust

  • Occasional: Mist

  • Occasional: Odor

Job Professional and Managerial

Organization: VICC 40 104254

Title: Health Educator Flex

Location: TN-Nashville-Preston Cancer Research Building

Requisition ID: 1810134

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