This is a full-time/non-exempt term position lasting six months to one year.
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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 â of culture, thinking, learning and leading â 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. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
Vanderbilt University's new Department of Health Policy brings together a broad group of health policy scholars devoted to developing health policy solutions that can have a profound impact. The Department builds on a history of strong collaborative relationships with the Tennessee Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and several frontline policy makers to develop health policy solutions for our nationâs most pressing health care challenges.
The combination of a major research university and preeminent medical center gives Department faculty incredible opportunities to build relationships with frontline care providers and policymakers which can lead to breakthrough discoveries. The Department fosters a deep belief that research and innovative thinking should guide health policy relationships and help policymakers understand implications. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/health-policy/
Job Summary: This position is a term position between October 2018 and April 2019 to coincide with the influenza and RSV seasons and will be part of the EIP (Emerging Infections Programs) team in the Department of Health Policy whose projects focus on surveillance, prevention and control of emerging infectious disease. The Emerging Infections Program (EIP) is a population-based network including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments, working with collaborators (academic centers, local health departments, infection control practitioners, and other federal agencies) to assess the public health impact of emerging infections and to evaluate methods for their prevention and control. Vanderbilt School of Medicineâs Department of Health Policy is one of the sites that contracts with the Tennessee Department of Health to perform this work.
Current surveillance and research areas include invasive bacterial infections (ABCs), human papillomavirus (HPV), influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), hospital acquired infections. This position will focus on Influenza and RSV surveillance in middle Tennessee.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Investigator and a senior Surveillance Officer, the Clinical Translational Research Coordinator I (CTRC I) is responsible coordinating the approval processes and conduct of research protocols, such that the integrity and quality of the clinical/translational research is maintained and the research is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines, Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure and research protocols. Manages screening, implements recruitment procedures, consenting, enrollment, randomization and study conduct from planning through study closeout. Performs or implements processes to assure study-related procedures are performed as required and objectives and timelines are met. Maintains accurate and timely documentation and communication with Investigators, participants, IRB, sponsors and other research related entities.
Key Functions and Expected Performances: 1. Conveys a basic knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures, and regulations governing human subject's research and incorporates them in the conduct of research. 2. Communicates a basic knowledge and understanding of the management and implementation of clinical/translational research operations. 3. Serves as an advocate for human subjects by establishing and maintaining communication with Investigators, research staff, Sponsors, participants and representatives of professional organizations, participant advocates, and the public responsible for, or concerned about, protections for human participants of research and through ongoing monitoring of trial processes and participants 4. Actively identifies and participates in training, education, and development activities to improve own knowledge and performance to sustain and enhance professional development. Pursues avenues to continue education (i.e., in-services, seminars, etc.)
Minimum Requirements: This position requires a Bachelor's degree. Clinical research or public health experience is strongly preferred.
Additional Information: This is a full-time position. Hours of work will be determined by project need.
This is a term position. A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period of six months or longer. 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.
Salary is dependent upon education and experience.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
Â· 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
Â· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Â· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
Â· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
Â· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
Â· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Â· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
Â· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "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.