JOB SUMMARY: The Research Asst II, under moderate supervision, set up, conduct experiments, and continue research projects following protocols including the appropriate recording of data and reporting of standard or variant results. Assist in other laboratory and research functions.
The Mildred Stahlman Division of Neonatology at Children's Hospital is ranked one of the top programs in the nation for the care of critically ill newborns and premature babies. Our support also extends to the entire family. We encourage parents and families to ask questions and take an active part in caring for their baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
More than 1,400 babies are admitted each year to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Our neonatologists provide services at Children's Hospital, Maury Regional Medical Center, Tennova Healthcare Clarksville and Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Why Choose Neonatal Care at Children's Hospital
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our Division of Neonatology among the best in the nation.
Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) was one of the first hospital programs in the world to care specifically for preterm infants. Founded in 1961 by Mildred Stahlman M.D. , our NICU is the Regional Perinatal Center for Middle Tennessee.
Ours is a Level IV NICU, the highest state and national rating, reflecting our exceptional capabilities and expertise in treating the most complex problems facing our tiniest patients. We also train neonatologists to work in other NICUs nationwide.
Our NICU staff holds weekly meetings to support Family Voices of TN , a program of the Tennessee Disability Coalition that provides emotional and educational support to the families of children with special medical needs.
As part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, we offer access to the newest therapies developed from medical discoveries made right here. Vanderbilt is one of five neonatal clinical research centers in the United States awarded Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program (PROP) funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to investigate respiratory complications affecting premature infants. The NIH has granted funding for our center to continue tracking PROP participants through age 10.
Family-centered care means that you, as parents, play an important role in making decisions for your baby's care. Our private rooms allow parents privacy with their baby and other family.
* Day Shift/ Non-Exempt Position
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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 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
* Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
* Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
* The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
* National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
* Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:
Under moderate supervision, conduct and evaluate experiments and assays
Understand and follow experimental protocols (may include animal handling, tissue culture, etc.)
Record, compile, interpret, and communicate data/results
Follow University safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogens)
Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions
Prepare, operate and troubleshoot equipment in experimental procedures
Read and follow all equipment manuals
Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and University guidelines
Ensure Laboratory is prepared for experiments
Maintain sterile conditions as required
Demonstrate an understanding of acceptable procedures and techniques
Recognize problems and suggest solutions
Assist in modifications as directed
Provide appropriate written documentation of experiments
Prepare preliminary research progress reports
Summarize test results appropriately
* Bachelors Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience required.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.