This is a part-time position working variable hours per week, including evenings and weekends, as the study requires.
Research Flex Staff - Data Collector
Provide, under direct supervision, support for specified research projects; collect, assess, and communicate data/results. Assist in general laboratory operation and inventory. The Data Collector will be involved in data collection, data integrity, and interaction with parent-child dyads who live in Davidson County, assisting with recruitment, data collection, study implementation, and retention. Experience with community-based research trials preferred. The person in this position will be collecting surveys and biometric samples in the field (i.e. height and weight measurements, etc.) for analysis and must be very detailed oriented in administering and following the protocol while collecting the data in both community and clinical settings. A background/interest in biomedical and behavioral research is a must. Working and communicating within a team environment is crucial to the success of this project. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.
Academic General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital improves the health of children and families, especially those with higher risk for poor health outcomes. As a medical home, we provide comprehensive, family-based, coordinated care. Our programs range from primary care clinics across the region to specialized clinics focused on child behavior , to referral services for families involved in international adoption . We also direct the Newborn Nursery at Vanderbilt to give families with new infants a healthy start and allow for good continuity of care. Our training of the next generation of pediatric primary care doctors and specialists and our advancement of discoveries impact children across the country and the around the world.
We accomplish our mission by
Providing high quality, evidence-based comprehensive care, promoting health, preventing disease and identifying health issues to intervene in timely ways that maximize a child's potential.
Providing specialized clinics for international adoption and second opinions for challenging diagnostic dilemmas.
Promoting health locally, nationally and internationally and advocating for our patients and their families, bringing evidence to policy.
Training the next generation of pediatricians who will impact children's health across the country and the around the world.
Conducting research that advances knowledge, impacts practice and policy and ultimately improves child health.
Part Time/Non-Exempt Position
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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 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
* Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
* Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
* The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
* National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
* Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Collect survey and biometrics samples in the field and must be very detail oriented in following the protocol while collecting data in community settings.
Be involved in data entry and data integrity with understanding of database systems (i.e. REDCap)
Compile end of shift reports and weekly update summaries.
Have respectful interactions with parent-child dyads who live in Davidson County, many of whom represent underserved populations
Ensure clear communication between academic and community partners, as well as our project staff.
Demonstrate an understanding of acceptable procedures and techniques.
Provide appropriate written documentation of meetings and results for dissemination to multiple stakeholders.
Participate in participant retention strategies.
High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.