Vanderbilt University Medical Center Community Outreach Assistant (Peds Trauma - Part Time) in Nashville, Tennessee

Community Outreach Assistant (Peds Trauma)


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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. We treat and help prevent all health issues ranging from colds and broken bones to heart disease and cancer.

The world-class facilities at Children's Hospital are a testament to our community's dedication to the health of children. Constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012, our 271-bed hospital is a child-friendly place built on the science of healing.

A building alone does not make a great hospital. Our exceptional medical teams and the generous support of people like you enable us to provide every child who comes to us with the hope of improved health. Children's Hospital is a nonprofit facility. No child who needs our services is denied care on the basis of limited ability to pay.

Many of our doctors and surgeons are nationally recognized researchers who are finding new ways to cure and prevent childhood diseases. Their work preventing and treating premature birth, cancer, heart disease, spina bifida, and many other conditions is an investment in the future. We are at an important crossroads in child health. Our commitment to research and advocacy positions us to bring the promise of good health to children and families in our community and to share that hope with the world.

YourRole :

This position supports the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program team by participating in various community outreach activities and educational events for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The position reports directly to the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program Manager.


25 hrshours a month for 10 months .Shifts, days, and times will vary based on event specifications. Events will mostly be in the weekend.

Basic Function:

The community outreach assistant will represent the organization to community stakeholders including a variety of public and private settings to increase awareness about injury prevention. They will engage in varying outreach activities and tabling events (i.e. health fairs, community fairs, festivals, and events, etc.) as well as educational presentations focusing on keeping children safe.

TypicalDuties and responsibilities:

· Assist in scheduling special events such as workshops, fairs and presentations.

· Responsible for setup of events and gathering appropriate materials for distribution at events.

· Assist in building relationships by identifying business and community partnership opportunities.

· Assists in maintaining detailed records of the services provided.

· Takes pictures at events to capture details of events.

· Assist with social media efforts including Facebook and Twitter.

· Prepares communications and reports as needed.

· Interacts professionally on a regular basis with staff, vendors and the general public.

· Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed.

· Respond to public and community inquiries on injury prevention initiatives

· Oversee the maintenance of a community database of interested parties.

· Stays current on upcoming outreach events; including outreach at community events and/or festivals.

Knowledge,Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

· Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and use of internet.

· Ability to read, write and interpret reports for a diverse audience.

· Ability to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.

· High degree of initiative and independent judgment.

· Ability to demonstrate a high attention to detail and good follow-up skills. Must be self-motivated, proactive and solution focused.

· Excellent Public speaking and presentation skills.

· Ability to tactfully and effectively deal with public and staff in a personable and professional manner.

· Maintains a high level of energy and a consistent positive attitude.

· Knowledge and interest in working with diverse communities

· Flair for creating engaging displays and public education materials

· Available to attend evening and weekend community events and meetings


The physical demands described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job: As a part of the team, the position will be required to assist in the physical set-up and preparation for special events and activities. Many meetings and events require evening and weekend attendance. Must be comfortable driving a cargo van to events.Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment. Requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files.

Thisjob description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities,duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change atany time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of MCJCH. Sinceno job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may berequired from time to time in the performance of a job, duties andresponsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for itsperformance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also beconsidered part of the jobholder’s responsibility.



A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. One to two years’ experience in event management.

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

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

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:


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

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


  • 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.

  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

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

Environmental Conditions

Job Administrative and Clerical Support

Organization: Peds Trauma 209275

Title: Community Outreach Assistant (Peds Trauma - Part Time)

Location: TN-Nashville-Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Requisition ID: 1806120