Role Summary: This is a Full time, Hourly, Term position which will last approximately 6-12 months.
Supports the activities of the Principal Investigator in accordance with the protocols and regulations. Involved in the collection, interpretation and documentation of data in support of clinical trials. Conducts off-site audits. Initiates and develops process improvements. Trains and mentors new staff members.
Our mission is to provide innovative and exceptional geriatric clinical care to residents of Middle Tennessee and surrounding areas; support innovative research in basic and translational aspects of aging biology; establish approaches to maintain the health of older individuals in a manner that can be disseminated to other healthcare providers, and provide outstanding training in geriatric medicine for medical students, residents, fellows and other health professionals.
We believe there is a pressing need to reinvent how we care for older adults and to address the training of our health professionals today in order to help shape tomorrow, and we want to be at the forefront of these changes.
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.
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 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
* Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
* Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
* The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
* National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
* Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Coordinate protocol and patient consent form process.
Coordinates preparation of all IRB and regulatory documents; under direction of PI may draft various communications
Develops assessment tool pre protocol to use in clinical research.
May assist PI in obtaining Informed Consent from study participant and documents appropriately.
Identifies and recruits clinical research subjects; monitors enrollment goals and modifies recruitment strategies, as
Processes patient data and runs reports as needed.
Processes and ships lab specimens efficiently and cost effectively; maintains supply inventory and equipment; maintains
Develops procedures for lab collection and storage.
May provide annual reporting to IRB and prepare annual summaries.
Abstracts and records all patient data essential to the study onto required case report forms or into the electronic data
Sets up timeline of tests and required procedures for nurse.
Inputs all pertinent patient data into database accurately.
Collects and monitors all study patient records to document treatments and outcomes as required by the protocol.
Report all adverse reactions according to VU and protocol guidelines.
Check values from lab and rates toxicity levels.
May coordinate with research investigators, monitors, IRB and sponsors regarding approval process with IRB.
Institutes process improvement measures for efficiency and productivity within the dept.
Initiates and develops new procedures to improve quality and efficiency in the dept.
Trains and mentors new staff to perform job duties at an acceptable level and understand new processes and
regulations. Encourages new employees to ask questions to spur process improvement.
Pursues professional development and participate on committees, as requested by management.
A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.
Internal Number: 2008906
About Vanderbilt Health
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.