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.
KeyFunctions and Expected Performances
Organizational Impact: Independently delivers on objectiveswith understanding of how they impact the results of the hemophilia andpediatric oncology and other related CTSR teams.
Problem Solving/Complexity of Work: Utilizes multiplesources of data to analyze and resolve complex problems; may take a newperspective on existing solution.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has advanced knowledge in hemophiliaand pediatric cancer and basic knowledge across related areas.
Team Interaction: Acts as a "go-to" resource forcolleagues with less experience; may lead small project teams within theHemophilia and Pediatric Oncology Clinical Trials Research teams.
Develops and oversees project plans, goals and objectivesfor the hemophilia and pediatric oncology teams in collaboration with Divisionsof Pediatric and Medical Hematology/Oncology leadership.
Provides professional and/or technical leadership in theexecution of day-to-day project activities. Reporting to this position is theResearch Project Manager and the RNIV for these teams as well as the individualteam clinical research coordinators, data specialists and other support staff
Communicates within and across Divisions to maximizeinformation sharing around progress, needs, inter-dependencies andaccomplishments.
Assures successful implementation of people, process andsystems changes to support research activities within both teams.
Participates in institutional task forces and other specialcommittees related to the achievement of goals and objectives of the teams.This includes leadership committees within CTSR.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of theposition and additional duties may be assigned.
CoreCapabilities - Supporting Colleagues
Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy andenthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gainknowledge in new areas
Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regularcontact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informalopportunities to expand and strengthen relationships
Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions andmodifies one's own communication style to suit different situations andaudiences
CoreCapabilities - Delivering Excellent Services
Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand currentand future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to betteraddress them
Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from differentangles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and developconcrete solutions
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoingsupport and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees'effectiveness
CoreCapabilities - Ensuring High Quality
Performs excellent work: Engages regularly in formal andinformal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly
Ensures continuous improvement: Applies various learningexperiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problemsand identifies ways to resolve them
Fulfills safety and regulatory requirements: Understandsall aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checksto prevent safety hazards from occurring
CoreCapabilities - Managing Resources Effectively
Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense ofownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure
Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding ofthe departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strongunderstanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities
CoreCapabilities - Fostering Innovation
Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies newideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processesbeyond conventional approaches
Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learningnew technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges
Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problemsas opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead ofemphasizing negative elements
Project Management (Advanced): Planning, organizing, andmanaging resources to bring about the successful completion of specific projectgoals and objectives, including the conduct of all clinical trials in theteams.
Process Improvement (Advanced): Oversees the ResearchProject Manager and Divisional leadership to Identify, analyze and improve uponexisting business processes for optimization and to meet standards of qualityand regulatory compliance.
Project Planning (Advanced): Demonstrates ability torealistically anticipate resource needs, identify and break work down intodiscrete and measurable tasks, set priorities, define dependencies, scheduleactivities, prepare acceptance criteria and organize work for a medium sizedproject. Demonstrates ability to break down work into manageable and measurableunits, estimating time and costs appropriate to the stage of the project. Workswith basic project management tools, either paper-based or computer softwaresystems.
Gap Analysis (Advanced): Analyzes the difference betweenthe current and desired state for the research teams which are growing and willrequire changes in operating procedures with ongoing growth. The ability todraw appropriate and valid conclusions from data presented, sifting throughdata to determine the most significant elements. Identifying common elementsand themes in situations and actions, recognizing cause and effectrelationships.
Financial Processes (Advanced): Oversees Research ProjectManager and works with Divisional leadership to monitor costs, expenses andrevenue associated with clinical trials and other research studies as well asthe ability to manage those costs and expenses in relation to budgeted amounts.
Mentoring & Coaching (Intermediate): The essence oftraining and mentoring on the job is transfer of knowledge. Whereas trainingcan be considered more formal and scheduled, mentoring is often in the form ofguidance and "hands-on" experiences. The reporting relationship isunimportant since the purpose is to pass on information and experiences. Thesediscussions normally center around a person's goal of learning job procedures,content, standards, analysis and problem-solving.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and3 years 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.