Locatedin Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching,discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals whocome to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a placewhere your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilitieschallenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learningand leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know theyare part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride intheir work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advancehealth and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, andresearch.
MonroeCarell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leadingchildren's hospitals. We treat and help prevent all health issues ranging fromcolds and broken bones to heart disease and cancer.
The world-class facilities atChildren's Hospital are a testament to our community's dedication to the healthof children. Constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012, our 271-bed hospital isa child-friendly place built on the science of healing.
A building alone does not make agreat hospital. Our exceptional medical teams and the generous support ofpeople like you enable us to provide every child who comes to us with the hopeof improved health. Children's Hospital is a nonprofit facility. No child whoneeds our services is denied care on the basis of limited ability to pay.
Many of our doctors and surgeons arenationally recognized researchers who are finding new ways to cure and preventchildhood diseases. Their work preventing and treating premature birth, cancer,heart disease, spina bifida, and many other conditions is an investment in thefuture. We are at an important crossroads in child health. Our commitment toresearch and advocacy positions us to bring the promise of good health tochildren and families in our community and to share that hope with the world.
Human Subject Research
Proficiently prepares, processes and administers the Divisionâs Human Subject Research Â· Creates the Investigatorâs IRB Protocol utilizing Discovery-E. Â· Submits IRB amendments (changes in Protocol, Consent Form, Data Collection Forms, etc.) Â· Compiles the IRB Continuing Review Applications â progress report on the active human subjects research study â is it still actively enrolling, will it continue, any adverse effects/problems, any discoveries, etc. Â· Reports adverse events to the IRB according to the institutional and departmental policies and procedures and federal regulations (Problems that occurred during the human subject study).
Partners with the Divisionâs Investigator(s) in compiling their IRB â new, amendment (changes), and associated documents (Consent Forms, IND, etc.)
Liaison between the Division, regulatory agencies, funding sponsors, and Vanderbilt/VUMC departments/divisions, and research sites. Compiles and disseminates the information to the investigators, Division Director, and AOs that was acquired from engaging the various institutions.
Supports the Divisionâs investigator in acquiring the appropriate research documentation in sharing research data and/or research materials with non-VUMC Sites by executing a Materials Transfer Agreement (M-Share) and/or Data Sharing Agreements via PEER.
b.Assists the DivisionâsInvestigators in reviewing and procuring clinical trials/research fundingopportunities that would support their scientific work (Utilize Federal,Non-Federal, Foundation, VUMC Internal Grant Links and identify the best matchfor the investigators).
c.Acquires the appropriateSponsorâs Confidentiality Agreement (Utilizes PEER) in order to obtain theSponsorâs Protocols for the proposed clinical trial. Reviews theprotocol and meets with the investigator to discuss the scope of managing thisstudyâs research protocol. Thus aiding the investigator in his/herdecision to either accept or reject the Sponsorâs proposed clinical trial.
d.Teams with theInvestigator, Research Nurse/Research Coordinator, and Research AO in reviewingthe Sponsorâs proposed clinical trial contract. The review of thesponsorâs contract will provide the outline on how the study is to be managed,how it is funded, publishing results, etc. This will further assistthe Investigator on their decision to accept or reject the SponsorâsContract. PEER will be used to submit the contract to the VUMCOffice of Contracts
e.Compiles the necessaryclinical trial documents (Confidentiality Agreement, Contract, IRB, Protocol,Investigatorâs Brochure, etc. and submits them in eSMART. These documentsneed to be uploaded in eSMART in order for the VUMC Contracts Office to executethe Sponsorâs Contract.
f.Participates with theinvestigator and research nurse in periodic site visits conducted by thesponsor (on-site study review/audits). Ensures that all regulatorydocuments (IRB, Protocol, Data Collection Forms, etc. are current and maintainin accordance with the Sponsorâs Study Guidelines).
g.Maintains open andpositive communications with investigators, co-workers, other departments andsponsors.
Research Support for Grant Submission
a. SubmitConfidentiality Agreements and Contracts to VUMC Contracts Division via PEER.
b. Createsthe eSMART Project (VUMCâs Research Management System) by utilizing the variousclinical trial documents (Confidentiality Agreement, Contract, IRB, Protocol,Investigatorâs Brochure, etc.).
c. Producesthe Billing Intention Plan based upon the payment milestones from the Sponsorâsexecuted Contract for the investigators clinical trial ineSMART.
d. CreatesGrant Applications (compiles Biosketches, Letters of Support, ResearchStrategy, etc.) and submits them by utilizing the VUMC COEUS System.
e. Create,acquire, and maintain documents such as biosketches, Letters of Support,Equipment, Narrative, Other Support, etc. needed for new and/or grant renewals.
f. Collaboratewith PI and AO, in providing information (biosketches, Letters of Support,Equipment, Narrative, etc.) needed for timely Grant preparation and submission.
Budgetary Responsibilities for Research Cost Centers
a. Createand submit invoices (invoices are based upon the Sponsorâs PaymentMilestones/Milestones are confirmed by the Investigator and/or ResearchNurse/Coordinator) for the various clinical trials for the Divisionsinvestigator.
b. Assistthe Investigator, Research Nurse/Research Coordinator, and Research AO in thefiscal administration of the Clinical Trials/Research Studies. Thisis done by ensuring that all milestones, startup fees, etc. have been billedand paid by the sponsor, producing enrollment projections in order to make surethe investigator is on track in meeting his/her recruitment goal, and reviewingthe study costs incurred with the investigator and/or research nurse to makesure it correct and appropriate.
c. Compileand complete the monthly purchasing and ledger review reconciliation for allresearch cost centers.
d. Procuresquotes and orders of all high-level kits, chemicals, and various researchsupplies in accordance with the projectâs budget.
e. Createsand submits the various non-personnel encumbrances - 1180s, PurchaseRequisitions, Check Requests, subject participation, travel expenses (Concur),etc.
f. Producevarious financial reports, journal entries, and other ad hoc reports as needed.
a. Superviseresearch staff in the division, monitoring time and attendance. Reviewsand administers their time utilizing Kronos.
b. Coordinateand facilitate performance management annually or as needed for research andadmin staff.
c. Assistthe Division Director and Investigators in the procurement of ResearchNurse(s), temporary research staff, students/summer students in order tosupport their various research studies.
a. Posters,Presentations, and Written works for Division Chief
Â· Generatesvarious academic and professional written products for the Division Chief andFaculty Members: such as Faculty and Fellow Letters of Recommendation; Lettersof Support; Letters in Support of T32 and other Research Grant Opportunities;Sections that will be presented/used in our divisionâs business plan and annualreports; Sections that have been used in Grant Submissions; book foreword for abook by Ute Navidi; various ad-hoc reports of scholastic/academic activities asneeded
Â· Createand produce posters & graphic presentations as requested: generatedscientific posted for division chiefâs research project to be presented at theDDRC Pilot Grant (funded 2 years in a row); produced Power-point presentationfor Dr. Acra â used in presenting the 2015 Shwachman Award to D. Brent Polkduring the National NASPGHAN Conference; produces posters & handouts forthe annual Pediatric Cumberland Foundation conferences; produces/creates otherpresentations as needed for the division chief.
Â· Preparesmeeting agendas; drafts letters of invitations to potential board members andguest-authors; suggests topics of interest to use in publications; assists inresearching potential guest-authors; meets weekly with our Editorial Office inBelgrade.
c. Communicate,implement, interpret, and revise research policies and procedures asappropriate (Divisionâs Clinical Trial Policy, Grant Research Policy, etc.)
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and3 years relevant experience
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Becausewe are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research,we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
Â·US News & World Report: #1Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties rankedamong the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Â·Truven Health Analytics: amongthe top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Â·Becker's Hospital Review: oneof the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
Â·The Leapfrog Group: grade"A" in Hospital Safety Score
Â·National Institutes of Health: amongthe top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
Â·Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbiltnurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
Â·Nashville Business Journal: MiddleTennessee's healthiest employer
Â·American Hospital Association: among the100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.