The Center for Research on Men's Health (CRMH) at Vanderbilt is recruiting allied health professionals to support Mighty Men, a faith-based weight loss program specifically tailored to obese African-American men, ages 35-77. Allied health professionals will conduct screenings and collect measurements during health assessments. The incumbent must be an allied healthcare professional (e.g. RN, LPN or other designation) who is trained on the proper method for measuring weight, height, waist and neck circumference, and blood pressure.
The Center for Research on Men's Health (CRMH) is a university-wide center at Vanderbilt University. The center director reports directly to the Vice Provost for Research and the center sits administratively in her office. CRMH fosters research that bridges social sciences, humanities, medicine and public health to understand and improve the health and well-being of adult males. Most of our current projects focus on the health and well-being of middle-aged and older African American or Latino men. An important goal of CRMH is to be a national and global leader in the elimination of unjust differences in health behaviors and health outcomes among men.
Duties and Responsibilities
Collect and record anthropometric measures (including neck and waist circumference, height, weight and body fat percentage) of participants at health assessments
Screen participants for high blood pressure at health assessments
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
CPR certification is required
Nursing (LPN, RN, etc.) or allied health (diabetes screener, medical assistant) certification is preferred
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
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In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview.
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Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University 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. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of "America's Best Large Employers" and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).
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