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Associate Child Care Teacher - Patterson
Company: Vanderbilt Health
Location: Nashville, TN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 01/21/2021
Expire Date: 02/20/2021
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Education, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Associate Child Care Teacher - Patterson

Job Summary:

The Associate Child Care Teacher assists
in planning and implementing age appropriate curriculum and activities to
nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care. The Associate Child Care Teacher provides
a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the
children’s learning and growth, performs
on-going developmental evaluations of children as required by DHS and
develops lesson plans and follow curriculum implementation that addresses
the individual needs of each child. This role also maintains
ongoing, open communication with parents/ caregivers, implements
and supports nutrition routines and provides
attentive supervision of children: knows classroom enrollment, constantly
scans classroom/playground to ensure safety, and closely monitors children
by constantly taking attendance.


VUMC Child Care offers
early childhood care and education for the children of VUMC faculty, staff, and
students. The child care program serves children age infants (6 weeks) to five
years old. Our centers are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Here To View The VUMC Promise of Discovery

Discover Vanderbilt
University Medical Center:

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

VUMC Recent

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

·      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: 6th year
in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ
Healthcare Equality. 

Qualifications & Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience)
  • Academic coursework in Early Childhood Education (Required)
  • < 1 year relevant experience (Required)
  • Child care center based experience preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrate desire for professional development and growth
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to be flexible to center’s needs and hours


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
  • 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: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
  • Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
  • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
  • Frequent: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
  • Continuous: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.


  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
  • Continuous: 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.
  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Frequent: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
  • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Core Accountabilities:

  • Organizational Impact: Performs non-routine tasks that significantly impact team's performance with minimal guidance.
  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Conducts research and analysis to solve some non-routine problems.
  • Breadth of Knowledge: Applies broad job knowledge and has basic job skills in other areas.
  • Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to less experienced team members.
  • Supporting colleagues
  • Delivering excellent services
  • Ensuring high quality
  • Managing resources effectively
  • Fostering Innovation
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