Vanderbilt University Medical Center Patient Care Technician (General Pediatrics) in Nashville, Tennessee

PatientCare Technician (General Pediatrics)


Your Role:

Assists with patient care and coordinate patient flow under the direct supervision of licensed healthcare team.


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

  • Collects and documents patient data for the healthcareteam.

  • Assists with procedures according toorganizational/departmental standard.

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


    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.

    CLINICAL PATIENT DOCUMENTATION (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate patient documentation in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments. Contributes to the nursing assessment by collecting, reporting, and recording objective and subjective data in an accurate and timely manner.

    ENVIRONMENT OF CARE (NOVICE): - Demonstrates sufficient fundamental proficiency with set up and maintenance of patient exam room, 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 to understandthe problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.
    • Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues,solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns tosupervisors 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 tolearn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displayswillingness to go 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.

Position Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience in healthcare or completion of the NATS program.

Position Shift:

Monday – Friday Day Shift

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· 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

· American Association for the Advancement ofScience: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014

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

· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

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


High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience in healthcare or completion of the NATS program.

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

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

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


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

  • 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: 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: 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

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

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

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

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

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

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

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

  • Continuous: Walking: Moving about on foot.


  • Continuous: 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.

Environmental Conditions

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

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

Job Medical Assistant/Patient Care Technician

Organization: CHOC DOT 8 309575

Title: Patient Care Technician (General Pediatrics)

Location: TN-Nashville-DOT - VCH Doctor's Office Tower

Requisition ID: 1901565

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