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.
In keeping with the Vanderbilt century-long tradition of excellence in patient care, our approach to treatment uses careful assessment and selection to offer our patients the best long-term results. We employ procedures that our research and clinical experience have proven reliable, and we aggressively seek improved outcomes for our patients by integrating effective new procedures.
The staff of the Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Program participate in a comprehensive medical-surgical-radiologic hepatobiliary referral service emphasizing diagnosis and medical management, liver resection, chemoembolization, RF ablation, alcohol injection, portasystemic shunting, TIPS, laparoscopic procedures, biliary bypass and percutaneous stenting as treatment options to liver transplantation.
The Division is organized with a commitment to improve clinical care of these complex patients, to further education in hepatobiliary anatomy and physiology, and to facilitate research in these areas. The clinical activities of the Division encompass close interaction with many other services including gastroenterology (hepatology), invasive radiology, general and oncologic surgery, other transplantation programs, immunology, and the Division of Surgical Research. Members of the faculty participate in cases at the Vanderbilt University Hospital and the VA Medical Center.
The liver transplantation program is part of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, which represents a major commitment to the expanding and important field of transplantation. The heart, lung, bone marrow, kidney, and pancreas transplantation programs closely interact with one another. The division also participates in a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment program in hepatobiliary disease, offered by the Vanderbilt Clinic. This multidisciplinary group evaluates patients to establish a diagnosis, assess the severity of the disease and develop a treatment plan
JOB SUMMARY: Independently, performs a wide variety of complex and independent activities to plan, organize, and conduct social, economic, or health related research.
Experience with SPSS, SAS, biostatistics and/or large databases is preferred.
Plan, conduct, and evaluate investigations relating to research studies
Establish research protocols and select data sources
Define goals for recruitment of study participants
Set parameters to conduct interviews
Create database files
Serve as primary contact with principal investigator
Assist in developing plans for research studies
Discuss interpretation of results
Prepare manuscripts for publication
Make oral and/or written presentation of study concepts
Presentation are completed in a professional manner according to accepted practices
Keep abreast of trends in field of study
Read professional journals and attend meetings and/or seminars
Supervise Research Analyst I and II, technical support staff and student assistants and post doctoral fellows
Plan and assign work
Train and develop as appropriate
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 4 years relevant experience
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides its faculty and staff members with a benefits package that is comprehensive and flexible. Components for benefits-eligible employees include
· Health Plan · Parental Leave · Life Insurance · Retirement · Short-Term Disability · Long-term Disability · Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) · Dental Insurance · Group Discounts · Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) · Vision
VUMC Recent Accomplishments:
B ecause 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 Middle 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.