February 17, 2006

Safety Fair gears up

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Mavis Schorn, M.S., C.N.M.

Safety Fair gears up

VUMC’s twice-yearly staff Safety Fair runs Feb. 23, 24, 27 and 28, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., on the fourth floor of Medical Center North in the round wing (formerly the Burn Center).

Work-safety training is among the annual requirements that staff must complete before job performance evaluations are considered complete.

Much hinges on completed performance evaluations, including annual salary adjustments and Medical Center accreditation. Evaluations must be delivered to Human Resources by April 28.

A poster spelling out the annual staff requirements is available on the VUMC Learning Center Web site — go to www.vanderbiltlearningcenter.org, click Required Training, then Safety Fair, then Poster and List of Annual Requirements.

According to the VUMC Occupational Health Clinic, all employees must take an annual TB skin test. In addition to work safety, all VUMC staff need to complete separate training modules about patient privacy, conflict of interest and standards of conduct. There are additional requirements for staff who work with patients or in laboratories. Anyone who's unsure what's required should ask his or her supervisor.

Many of the requirements can be completed or partially completed on line at www.vandysafe.com.

Other requirements can be completed at www.webinservice.com/vanderbilt/.

Information about annual requirements for School of Medicine faculty is found at www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/medschool/FOTO/, and for School of Nursing faculty at www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/nursing/; click Our Faculty and Staff, then Resources for Faculty.