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Key Terms

When you see the term:

  • Organization:  consider Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
  • Senior Management: consider any one with Chief in their title, i.e., Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer.
  • The person I report to:  consider the person you report to directly; the person who conducts your performance evaluation.
  • Work unit:  consider the group of employees you work with on a regular basis, usually reporting to one manager.
  • Employees:  consider the people who work for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
  • Direct patient care: the care provided to a patient personally by a staff member. Direct patient care may involve any aspects of the health care of a patient, including treatments, counseling, self-care, patient education, administration of medication, phone access or triage, consenting for research, and care coordination or case management for discharge or follow-up care.


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