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Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 2206276
Interested in caring for patients but have no prior experience or formal healthcare education?
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), recognized as a leader in global healthcare and one of Tennessee's largest employers, can help you begin a new career as a Care Partner at our adult or pediatric hospital or as a Patient Care Tech at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.
Vanderbilt Care Partner Academy (VCPA), developed to create confident Care Partners/Patient Care Techs
At VUMC, we want all our employees--including Care Partners and Patient Care Techs--to be successful in their careers.
We created Vanderbilt Care Partner Academy (VCPA) to train individuals without previous healthcare experience to be comfortable interacting with patients while providing safe and compassionate care in the hospital setting.
Before working with patients directly, participants are hired as Care Partner Trainees and must complete VCPA. After successful completion of the program, Care Partner Trainees will be transferred into a Care Partner role and begin working directly with patients as contributing members of the VUMC healthcare team.
Earn while you learn! VCPA offers paid training (no tuition or fees to participate in the program). Care Partner Trainees are considered full-time and eligible for benefits (including health, dental, and vision) and additional perks that come with being a Vanderbilt employee, including help with commuter costs.
VCPA is open to current VUMC employees and Non-VUMC employees.
What does VCPA cover?
VCPA is offered monthly (excluding December).
Weeks 1 through 3 are Monday through Friday, 7am to 3pm, consisting of:
* 2 weeks of classroom instruction, including skills practice on mannequins
* 1 week of clinical skill training/practice in a clinical area
After the initial three weeks, additional unit-specific orientation with a preceptor will be provided; the length of orientation and shifts will vary by unit and schedule.
What type of training does VCPA provide?
* Basics of patient care
* Use of commonly used hospital equipment
* Functioning as an important member of the nursing team
* Communicating with patients and their families
* Medical terminology
* Caring for a diverse patient population with a variety of health issues
* Training on VUMC's Electronic Record Documentation System (E-Star)
* Certification in basic life support
Post-Program completion includes:
* Ongoing opportunities to continue to learn and build skills
What are the qualifications/requirements to be considered for VCPA?
* Open to VUMC Staff and Non-VUMC Staff
* No previous healthcare experience required
* Non-licensed position; no specialized healthcare degree required
* 18 years or older
* High school graduate or GED
* Will need to pass a background check
* COVID vaccinated (VUMC can provide at no charge)
Interview process and acceptance into VCPA
* One of our talent recruitment specialists will contact you to schedule an interview.
* Interviews are done either in-person or virtually (via phone or computer).
JOB CODE INFORMATION:
JOB SUMMARY:Assist with the delivery of patient care and maintenance of unit environmental standards under the supervision of a licensed nurse.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES: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.CLINICAL COMPETENCY (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):- Possesses limited proficiency demonstrating nursing interventions (such as wound care, point of care testing, vitals signs, etc.) in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
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DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (S1):
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (S1):
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (S1):
FOSTERING INNOVATION (S1):
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