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Glossary of Experience Categories

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Administrator, Anesthesia: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity

Administration: Animal Care: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity

Administrator, Athletics: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity

Administrator, Audiology: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity

Administrator, Dietary: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity

Administrator, Laboratory: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity.

Administrator, Medical Technologist: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity.

Administrator: Mental Health: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity

Administrator Pharmacy: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity

Administrator, Radiation Therapy: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity

Administrator, Radiology: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity

Administrator, Rehab: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity

Administrator, Respiratory: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity

Administrator, Speech Language Pathologist: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity

Administrator, Support Services: Provides supervision and leadership of a department or work group as an assistant manager, manager, or higher capacity in areas such as Patient Affairs, Food Services, Environmental Services, etc.

Anesthesia, Staff: Includes non-certified and certified experience as an Anesthesia Technician, Anesthesia Technologist, or Coordinator, Anesthesia.

Animal Care: Lab: Provides care to animals including but not limited to feeding, grooming, bathing and exercising, as well as training, clean, disinfect and repair their cages in a laboratory setting.

Animal Care: Other: Provides care to animals including but not limited to feeding, grooming, bathing and exercising, as well as training, clean, disinfect and repair their cages in boarding kennels, animal shelters, veterinary hospitals and clinics, aquariums, and zoological parks, etc.

Athletic Trainer: Provide services to patients and athletes who have impairments, functional limitations or changes in physical function and health status as a result of injury, illness or other causes.

Audiologist: Evaluate, treat, and counsel patients with hearing and vestibular disorders to improve communication function. Initiates collaboration with the health care team to meet patient care, outcomes and system improvement objectives.

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Child Care: Implements daily program activities. Assist in providing for the care, education, and safety of children enrolled in the child care program

Clerical Support: General: Clerical support experience and skills gained for individuals working in a related healthcare clerical or customer service setting.

Custodial, Healthcare: Performs general and/or specialized cleaning tasks in a healthcare setting such as a hospital or nursing home. May use cleaning agents and equipment such as vacuum or floor buffer proficiently.

Custodial, Other: Performs general and/or specialized cleaning tasks in a professional setting such as a hotel, residential, or office setting. May use cleaning agents and equipment such as vacuum or floor buffer proficiently.

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Dietary/ Food Services, Non-licensed: Prepares, serves, delivers, and/or sells food items. Washes dishes or cleans work areas.

Dietary Technician: Works under the clinical supervision of a licensed, registered dietitian. Assists dietitians with nutrition assessments, implementation of nutrition care plans, and monitoring the implementation of nutrition care plans

Dietitian: Assesses nutrition status of patients at nutrition risk. Develops, implements and evaluates outcomes of nutrition care plan for patients at nutrition risk.

Dosimetrist: The Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the radiation therapy treatment team who is thoroughly familiar with the physical and geometrical characteristics of the radiation equipment and radioactive sources commonly employed, and has the training and expertise necessary to measure and calculate radiation doses under the direction of the Therapeutic Radiological Physicist and the Radiation Oncologist.

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E

Emergency Management Personnel: Applies principles of emergency medical care to manage the care of patients. Titles may include Paramedic, EMT.

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H

Hospitality/Customer Service: Interacts courteously and professionally with customers, patients, and/or clients in a business setting such as healthcare, hotel, or retail industries.

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I

Interpreter (spoken): To provide language interpretation for limited English proficient patients and families

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L

Lab Professional: Professional roles that are licensed or certified to provide laboratory services, such as a Medical Technologist, Cytogenetic Technologist or Histotechnologist.

Lab Support: Entry level roles that provide support to the technical and professionals in the lab profession. These may include Lab Assistants, Lab Technicians, Client Service Reps and Phlebotomist.

Lab Technical: Roles that assist in the lab function in an academic medical center, hospital, or clinic. These roles include Med Lab Technicians, Cytotechnicians.

LPN, Direct Patient Care: A nurse supporting the Registered Nurse or licensed physician/dentist in the provision of patient care, to include delivery of patient care, collection of ongoing patient response to care, discharge planning and patient family education.

LPN, Indirect Patient Care: A nurse supporting the Registered Nurse or licensed physician/dentist in the provision of patient care whose primary focus is patient care responsibilities and/or contact, but who have "hands on" less than 50 percent of their time.

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Maintenance/ Equipment: Performs routine maintenance and/or repairs on equipment.

Manufacturing/Assembly: participate in the manufacturing goods or operating machines which may process one product into another. May also have used worked in a warehouse-like facility that contained heavy equipment used for assembly line production and to transport goods throughout the facility (forklifts, etc).

Medical Assistant, Certified or Registered: assists physician/provider in performing office examinations and procedures. Organizes and manages clinic patient flow.

Medical Coding: assign the appropriate CPT Evaluation and Management codes, procedural codes, modifiers and the ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes for each patient encounter while maintaining optimal reimbursement within federal, state and private documentation guidelines.

Medical Physics: a member of the radiation therapy treatment team who is thoroughly familiar with the physics, mathematics, and clinical applications of radiation, radiation safety, and radiation dose delivery

Mental Health Professional: Clinical staff will which may perform diagnostic assessment and therapeutic treatment, act as a liaison between patients and community agencies, refer patients and family to appropriate mental health services, primarily performed a the post-masters level.

Mental Health Psychologist: Provides psychological evaluation and psychotherapy services to emotionally disturbed and mentally ill clients and their families and/or supervises the diagnostic, therapeutic, and professional activities of graduate students; provides developmental counseling, including career counseling, to persons seeking personal growth; consult with campus agencies.

Mental Health Support: Performs duties of patient care under supervision to help provide the psychological, emotional and physical care and support required by each patient, primarily performed at the bachelor or pre-master level.

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Occupational Therapist: Provide services to patients who have impairments, developmental disabilities, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes.

Occupational Therapy Assistant: Provides treatment to patients, under the supervision of an OTR.

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Pathology Technician: Provides assistance to pathologists, pathologist assistants or residents in performing tasks that directly support processing and analysis of surgical specimens.

Patient Care Clerical Support: Provides clerical support to in-patient units and clinics while directly interacting with patients, families, nurses and physicians or other related clerical healthcare role.

Patient Care Support, Non-licensed: Assist with the implementation of patient care and coordinates patient flow.

Pharmacist: assure the optimal product preparation and dosing of medications, and provision of patient specific drug information to include patient specific dosing and aiding in the prevention and reporting of medication errors and adverse drug reactions according to policy.

Pharmacy Tech, Hospital: Performs tasks within the pharmacy of a hospital that contribute directly to the preparation and/or dispensing of a final dosage for administration to a patient and are directly supervised by a pharmacist.

Pharmacy Tech, Outpatient: Performs tasks within the pharmacy of a clinic or other dispensing operation that contribute directly to the preparation and/or dispensing of a final dosage for administration to a patient and are directly supervised by a pharmacist.

Physical Therapy Assistant: Provides assistance with the delivery of care or support of patient care. .

Physical Therapist: Provide physical therapy services to patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes.

Physician Assistant: concerned with preventing, maintaining, and treating human illness and injury by providing a broad range of health care services that are traditionally performed by a physician.

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Quality – Health Care: In collaboration with clinical and administrative leadership, facilitates the development, implementation and evaluation of organizational strategies to improve clinical, service and financial outcomes within an evidenced-based practice framework and of VUMC mission, values, vision and credo.

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Radiation Therapist: responsible for the accurate delivery of therapeutic radiation treatments to patients. The therapist must have a thorough understanding of the rationale for radiation therapy as well as skills in patient assessment and interpersonal communication.

Radiology – All Modalities: Performs procedures in a particular field of study to ensure proper delivery of patient care service.

Rehab Technician: Assist Rehab Services therapists in providing patient care and treatment; maintain equipment and supplies in inventory and prepare patient treatment area according to department policies and procedures

Research Support, Non-licensed: Provide, under direct supervision, support for specified research projects; collect, assess, and communicate data/results. Assist in general laboratory operation and inventory. Perform routine activities connected with responsibilities of the laboratory and maintains inventory of supplies and cleans glassware. Prepare and deliver various types of samples, materials, specimens, etc. for laboratory testing and analysis.

Respiratory Therapist: Performs respiratory care assessments and diagnostic testing procedures associated with respiratory care.

RN: Administrator: Nurses whose primary responsibility is the management of healthcare services delivery. The levels of nurse administrators include, nurse executive (CNO), nursing administrative and assistant administrative directors, nurse directors, nurse managers and assistant managers.

RN: Advanced Practice: CRNA: The nurse in this category has graduated with their masters in nursing and who provide direct patient care and whose primary role is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

RN: Advanced Practice: NP: The nurse in this category has graduated with their masters in nursing and works under the general supervision of a physician providing primary care to patients and families.

RN: Advanced Practice: Other: The nurse in this category has graduated with their masters in nursing and who provide direct patient care and whose primary role is other than Nurse Practitioner such as Clinical Nurse Specialist Midwife, etc.

RN: Direct Patient Care Nurse: The nurse providing care directly to patients and excludes the nurse manager and nurse executive. Direct patient care responsibilities are patient-centered nursing activities carried out in the presence of the patient (such as, admission, transfer/discharge, patient teaching, patient communication). This category includes nursing staff that are:

  • Counted in the staffing matrix
  • Assigned greater than 50 percent to direct care responsibilities
  • Replaced during a shift if they call in sick.

RN: Indirect Patient Care Nurse: Nurses whose primary focus is patient care responsibilities and/or contact, but who have "hands on" less than 50 percent of their time.

RN: Research Nurse: Nurses whose primary focus is research to include any combination of indirect or direct patient care work.

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S

Shipping/ Receiving/ Mail: Performs pick-ups and/or deliveries of supplies or packages. Sorts and prioritizes items. May work in a mail room to include but not limited to sorting incoming/outgoing items.

Social Work: Provides psychosocial assessment of and brief targeted intervention for social, emotional and environmental issues that impact client/family ability to optimally benefit from care to include a current licensure

Speech Language Pathologist: Evaluate and treat patients with speech, language, voice, cognition, fluency, auditory (re)habilitation, and swallowing/oral feeding disorders.

Speech Pathology Assistant: Provides treatment to patients, under the supervision of a Speech-Language Pathologist, CCC-SLP.

Supply/ Materials, Healthcare: Prepares, inventories, stocks, purchases, and/or sanitizes materials in a healthcare setting.

Supply/Mtls/Purchasing Other: Prepares, inventories, stocks, purchases, and/or sanitizes materials in a non-healthcare setting.

Surgical Technician: Facilitates patient care by assisting physicians/nursing staff by providing instruments and supplies in order to perform patient care services. Also includes experience as a medic in the Armed Services.

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Technical Non-Certified: Definition: Technical roles that provide services to patients with an academic medical center, hospital, or clinic. These roles may include: Neuro Tech I, IOMN Specialist I, Sleep Tech I, or comparable roles.

Technical Certified: Definition: Technical roles that are certified to provide services to patients in an academic medical center, hospital, or clinic. These roles may include: Neuro Tech II or III, IOMN Specialist II, Sleep Tech II or III or comparable certified roles.

Translator (written): To provide interpretation of written documents for limited English proficient patients and families

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V

Veterinary Care Licensed: Perform various medical tests and treat and diagnose medical conditions and diseases in animals as a licensed veterinarian

Veterinary Care Non-Licensed: Perform various medical tests and treat and diagnose medical conditions and diseases in animals under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian


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