The primary role of the Clinical Coordinator (CC), Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) is to aid and facilitate effective clinical and didactic instruction of Nuclear Medicine Technology students and prepare students for successful employment in the profession. The CC must exemplify the mission, vision and values of the institution and act in accordance with Vanderbilt University Medical Center(VUMC) policies and procedures. The CC must promote the commitment of continued growth and innovation.
The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Program in Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) is a 52-week training program in clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology that was established in 1979 as a program in allied health. It is one of six allied health programs in the newly established Center for Programs in Allied Health. This program is designed for students who have either completed a minimum of three years pre-radiologic technology work in an affiliated university or have completed their bachelor's degree in a related science field.
The VUMC NMT program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) and prepares graduates for certification as Nuclear Medicine Technologists. Students receive training in atomic and nuclear physics, radiochemistry and nuclear pharmacy, patient care and nursing, radiation safety, radiobiology, instrumentation and computer applications, as well as clinical nuclear medicine procedures. Didactic coursework and clinical rotations are scheduled Monday through Friday. Clinical rotations are scheduled at the VUMC Adult and Children's hospitals and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville. Rotations include general and pediatric nuclear medicine, PET, nuclear cardiology and nursing, as well as radiopharmacy and in vitro procedures.
View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day:
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- 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's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
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.
Key Functions and Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Clinical Coordinator for Nuclear Medicine Technology are based on the Accreditation Standards for Nuclear Medicine Technology Education from the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).The Clinical Coordinator (CC) must be responsible for all aspects of the clinical education portion of the program, including:
Organization of the clinical education experience.
Ongoing review and revision of the clinical education experience.
Planning for and development of clinical affiliates.
General effectiveness of the clinical education experience.
In addition to clinical education, the Clinical Coordinator may be responsible for other program administrative tasks, including, but not limited to the following:
Clinical instruction including lab activities and specially designed learning experiences in the clinical setting
Didactic instruction including topics regarding clinical procedures and professional development
Assist in review and design of course syllabi and content
Aid in review of textbooks
Committee member; including review and selection of prospective applicants
Recruitment and Outreach
Planning and participation in outreach initiatives at affiliate and non-affiliate schools and organizations
Aid in planning and preparation of advisory committee meetings and materials
Education Experiences and Outcomes
Assist Program Director in creation, monitoring, and assessment of student learning outcomes in both didactic and clinical coursework
Student Data Management
Including time tracking, grades, progress reports, formal and informal evaluations, employment and outcomes
Aid in planning and facilitating student events including graduation ceremony as well as professional and social activities
*Please note that the Clinical Coordinator will assist with other duties, as needed.
Some of the duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Serve as back up to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program Director (PD), as needed
Assist with accreditation preparation, as needed
Assist with other program administrative tasks, as needed
* PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: Planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific program goals and objectives
* PEER LEADERSHIP: Ability to show leadership and influence people of equal rank in an effort to accomplish team goals
* FINANCIAL PROCESSES: Ability to monitor costs, expenses and revenue as well as the ability to mange those costs and expenses in relation to budgeted amounts
* QUALITY MANAGEMENT: Developing a systematic process of checking to see whether a process or service is meeting specific requirements
* NETWORKING: Build relationships through industry contracts, professional organizations and individuals
* PROCESS IMPROVEMENT: Identifies, analyzes and improves upon existing business processes for optimization and to meet standards of quality
* MENTORING AND COACHING: The essence of training and mentoring on the job is transfer of knowledge. Whereas training can be considered more formal and scheduled, mentoring is often in the form of guidance and hands-on experiences. The reporting relationship is unimportant since the purpose is to pass on information and experiences. These discussions normally center around a person's goal of learning job procedures, content, standards, analysis and problem solving.
* Organizational Impact: Independently delivers on objectives with understanding of how they impact the results of own area/team and other related teams
* Problem Solving/Complexity of work: Utilizes multiple sources of data to analyze and resolve complex problems; may take a new perspective on existing solution
* Breadth of Knowledge: Has advanced knowledge within a professional area and basic knowledge across related areas
* Team Interaction: Acts as a go to resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small project teams
* SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES:
o Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas
o Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships
o Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences
* DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES:
o Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them
o Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions
o Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
* ENSURING HIGH QUALITY:
o Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly
o Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them
o Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
* MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY:
o Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
o Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of departmental work to effectively manages resources for a department/area
o Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of information or data to identify and elevate opportunities
* FOSTERING INNOVATION:
o Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches
o Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges
o Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative element
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.