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.
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
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.