Locatedin Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching,discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals whocome to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a placewhere your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilitieschallenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learningand leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know theyare part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride intheir work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advancehealth and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, andresearch.
VUMC Child Care offersearly childhood care and education for the children of VUMC faculty, staff, andstudents. The child care program serves children age infants (6 weeks) to fiveyears old. Our centers are licensed by the Tennessee Department of HumanServices.
Leadsclassroom promoting academic, social-emotional growth and development ofchildren.
Leadsdevelopment of partnerships with parents/childâs caregivers to engage andencourage parent participation in program with minimal guidance.
Leads age appropriate curriculum and activities to nurture and stimulate all domains of childrenâs development in their care.
Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the childrenâs learning and growth.
Performs on-going developmental evaluations of children as required by DHS and develop lesson plans and follow curriculum implementation that addresses the individual needs of each child.
Maintains ongoing, open communication with parents/ caregivers.
Plans and implements support for nutrition routines
Provides attentive supervision of children.
High SchoolDiploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and Other : or 18 Early ChildhoodEducation classes and 2 years relevant experience
Bachelorâs Degreepreferred, but not required
Child care center basedexperience preferred
Demonstrate desire forprofessional development and growth
Strong work ethic
Ability to be flexibleto centerâs needs and hours
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT - (NOVICE): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiencyto successfully demonstrate curriculum development of moderate difficulty. Canidentify learning needs, collect input from consultation and review, plancomponent courses and their learning outcomes, and plan course delivery,resources, and assessment.
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT (NOVICE): Possesses sufficient fundamentalproficiency to successfully demonstrate curriculum development in practicalapplications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction ofothers while accomplishing assignments.
CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION - (ADVANCED): Demonstrates the uppermost levelsof expertise in written and or oral communications in challenging and complexsituations. Demonstrates the ability to relate to customers in writing in a waywhich results in improved customer loyalty and effective website usage. Worksclosely with website marketing groups to communicate to current and potentialusers regarding new offerings and enhancements. Often takes the lead role onhighly pressurized situations when there is a need to inform customers ofsensitive issues. Consistently delivers communications services in a creativeand imaginative manner while setting standards for others.
CUSTOMER SERVICE - (INTERMEDIATE): Keeps management informed on allaspects of one or more projects. Takes personal responsibility to ensureexternal and internal customer satisfaction is met despite pressures and/orsignificant obstacles. Discusses options with customer for alternative ways tomeet expectations cost-effectively and efficiently. Commands respect andconfidence from customers, and identifies, influences and creates businessopportunities. Negotiates with customers for changes in service levels,understanding the business rationale for those changes. Deals with unexpectedcustomer demands smoothly and without conflict.
MENTORING & COACHING - (INTERMEDIATE): Demonstrates good trainingand mentoring practices on a regular basis. Acts as a mentor to a person inneed of support and direction. Makes a concerted effort to seek problemdefinition so it is clearly understood, clarifying and refining goals, asneeded. Knows how to make personal gains apparent, supporting pride inaccomplishment. Cites specific examples of conduct and responds to lack ofprogress in constructive ways. Encourages two way dialogue, soliciting opinionsof people being trained and mentored. Explores alternative solutions andapproaches which make a person or team more likely to accomplish their goals.
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT (NOVICE): Has presented course modules aspart of a program. Effectively prepared by demonstrating knowledge in coursecontent, structure and objectives, as well as audience characteristics.Demonstrated audience sensitivity and awareness. Responded professionally tocontent questions.
Organizational Impact: Delivers job responsibilities that impact own job area/team with some guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Uses existing procedures, research and analysis to solve standard job related problems that may require some judgement.
Breadth of Knowledge: Requires subject matter knowledge within a professional area to meet job requirements.
Team Interaction: Individually contributes to project/ work teams.
Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.
Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.
Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES:
Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.
Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY:
Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards.
Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.
Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.
Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.
Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error.
Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.
Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action.
Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.
Because we are committed to providing the bestin patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recentaccomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health CareProvider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (BillWilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked amongthe nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals inthe U.S.
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals inAmerica"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medicalresearch in the US
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honoredin Middle Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association:among the 100 "MostWired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.