Vanderbilt University Allied Health Professional in Nashville, Tennessee

Allied Health Professional (Job Number: 1800108)

Description

This is a Part-time Flex, non-exempt position that is located in Atlanta, GA.

This position is responsible for supporting the Atlanta- based Mighty Men Project run by Vanderbilt’s Center for the Research of Men’s Health. The primary focus of this position will be conducting diabetes screenings. The successful candidate must be an allied healthcare professional (e.g. phlebotomist, medical assistance, diabetes educator, or other designation) who is trained to do a finger sticks for A1C and cholesterol testing. In addition, the successful candidate should know how to take weight, height, and blood pressure measurement.

Mighty Men is a faith-based weight loss program specifically tailored to obese African-American men, ages 35-74, in Atlanta, Georgia and potentially other cities. We will partner with churches because they are a pillar of the African-American community and have historically had a strong commitment to promoting health and well-being. This project builds on a decade of research on faith-based approaches to improving the health of African Americans and extensive research to understand how African-American men think about their health. The proposed study will include churches that will be randomly sorted into one of two groups: a weight loss program (Mighty Men Intervention) or a health education program (A Pathway to Health). Program components include small groups led by a personal trainer, technology based materials (text messages, Fitbit, etc.), and resources for the church

About Vanderbilt University:

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university’s students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review at https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2017/08/01/vanderbilt-has-happiest-students-again-according-to-2017-princeton-review-best-colleges-rankings/ among 382 top colleges and universities for “happiest students” - as well as #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

Duties, Responsibilities, and Expected Outcomes:

  • Collect anthropometric measures (including neck and waist circumference, height, weight and body fat percentage) from participants at health assessments

  • Screen participants for high blood pressure at health assessments

  • Measure blood glucose and cholesterol via finger stick

Qualifications

  • Candidates may hold a Certification as diabetes screener. The successful candidate will be someone who is trained to do finger sticks for A1C and cholesterol testing and know how to take weight, height, and blood pressure measurements.

  • If hired as an RN or LPN, you must be licensed within the state of Georgia. If other allied health professional, you must hold certification such as a diabetes screener, phlebotomist, or medical assistant.

  • The most competitive candidates will have at least one year of experience and the ability to understand and adapt to the needs and abilities of obese, largely sedentary men who are likely to have one or more chronic diseases or chronic health conditions.

  • A CPR certification is preferred.

Qualifications

  • Candidates may hold a Certification as diabetes screener. The successful candidate will be someone who is trained to do finger sticks for A1C and cholesterol testing and know how to take weight, height, and blood pressure measurements.

  • If hired as an RN or LPN, you must be licensed within the state of Georgia. If other allied health professional, you must hold certification such as a diabetes screener, phlebotomist, or medical assistant.

  • The most competitive candidates will have at least one year of experience and the ability to understand and adapt to the needs and abilities of obese, largely sedentary men who are likely to have one or more chronic diseases or chronic health conditions.

  • A CPR certification is preferred.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 27750 - Center for Research on Men's Health

Job: Occasional / As-Needed Positions