Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. We treat and help prevent all health issues ranging from colds and broken bones to heart disease and cancer.
The world-class facilities at Children's Hospital are a testament to our community's dedication to the health of children. Constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012, our 271-bed hospital is a child-friendly place built on the science of healing.
A building alone does not make a great hospital. Our exceptional medical teams and the generous support of people like you enable us to provide every child who comes to us with the hope of improved health. Children's Hospital is a nonprofit facility. No child who needs our services is denied care on the basis of limited ability to pay.
Many of our doctors and surgeons are nationally recognized researchers who are finding new ways to cure and prevent childhood diseases. Their work preventing and treating premature birth, cancer, heart disease, spina bifida, and many other conditions is an investment in the future. We are at an important crossroads in child health. Our commitment to research and advocacy positions us to bring the promise of good health to children and families in our community and to share that hope with the world.
Your Role :
Key Functions and Expected Performances
Organizational Impact: Independently delivers on objectives with understanding of how they impact the results of the hemophilia and pediatric oncology and other related CTSR teams.
Problem Solving/Complexity of Work: Utilizes multiple sources of data to analyze and resolve complex problems; may take a new perspective on existing solution.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has advanced knowledge in hemophilia and pediatric cancer and basic knowledge across related areas.
Team Interaction: Acts as a "go-to" resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small project teams within the Hemophilia and Pediatric Oncology Clinical Trials Research teams.
Develops and oversees project plans, goals and objectives for the hemophilia and pediatric oncology teams in collaboration with Divisions of Pediatric and Medical Hematology/Oncology leadership.
Provides professional and/or technical leadership in the execution of day-to-day project activities. Reporting to this position is the Research Project Manager and the RNIV for these teams as well as the individual team clinical research coordinators, data specialists and other support staff
Communicates within and across Divisions to maximize information sharing around progress, needs, inter-dependencies and accomplishments.
Assures successful implementation of people, process and systems changes to support research activities within both teams.
Participates in institutional task forces and other special committees 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 the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Core Capabilities - Supporting Colleagues
Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas
Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships
Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences
Core Capabilities - Delivering Excellent Services
Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them
Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness
Core Capabilities - Ensuring High Quality
Performs excellent work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly
Ensures continuous improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them
Fulfills safety and regulatory requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring
Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure
Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities
Core Capabilities - Fostering Innovation
Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches
Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges
Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements
Project Management (Advanced): Planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives, including the conduct of all clinical trials in the teams.
Process Improvement (Advanced): Oversees the Research Project Manager and Divisional leadership to Identify, analyze and improve upon existing business processes for optimization and to meet standards of quality and regulatory compliance.
Project Planning (Advanced): Demonstrates ability to realistically anticipate resource needs, identify and break work down into discrete and measurable tasks, set priorities, define dependencies, schedule activities, prepare acceptance criteria and organize work for a medium sized project. Demonstrates ability to break down work into manageable and measurable units, estimating time and costs appropriate to the stage of the project. Works with basic project management tools, either paper-based or computer software systems.
Gap Analysis (Advanced): Analyzes the difference between the current and desired state for the research teams which are growing and will require changes in operating procedures with ongoing growth. The ability to draw appropriate and valid conclusions from data presented, sifting through data to determine the most significant elements. Identifying common elements and themes in situations and actions, recognizing cause and effect relationships.
Financial Processes (Advanced): Oversees Research Project Manager and works with Divisional leadership to monitor costs, expenses and revenue associated with clinical trials and other research studies as well as the ability to manage those costs and expenses in relation to budgeted amounts.
Mentoring & Coaching (Intermediate): The essence of training and mentoring on the job is transfer of knowledge. Whereas training can be considered more formal and scheduled, mentoring is often in the form of guidance and "hands-on" experiences. The reporting relationship is unimportant since the purpose is to pass on information and experiences. These discussions normally center around a person's goal of learning job procedures, content, standards, analysis and problem-solving.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 3 years experience
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
· US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.