Located in Nashville,Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery andpatient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to workeach day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where yourexpertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilitieschallenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learningand leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know theyare part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride intheir work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs missionis to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care,education, and research.
At the Vanderbilt EyeInstitute, we strive to make life better for adults and children with eyeconditions including glaucoma, vision loss and diseases of the retina. We treatpatients from across Tennessee and the Southeast. Our doctors, researchers andsupport staff use the latest technologies and methods, and we conduct vitalvision research that translates to better treatments.
The Vanderbilt Eye Institute is aleader in quality eye care. We offer the latest technologies and methodswhile conducting innovative research to improve patients' lives and preventvision loss.
We work hard each day because your eyes areimportant to us.
The Vanderbilt Eye Institute attractssome of the most talented doctors and researchers in the country. Oursubspecialty ophthalmologists have completed a minimum of one year offellowship training after residency and are board eligible or board certifiedby the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute'saward-winning research staff collaborates with our doctors as well as otherVanderbilt departments to pursue discoveries that enhance the vision ofpatients everywhere.
Provides veterinary technical services to promoteand maintain health of research animals with minimal guidance. Ensurescompliance with existing regulations. Provides training to personnel. Assistswith performance of anesthesia and injections in USDA species, after receivingappropriate training.
Collaborate with DAC staff on the health andmaintenance of USDA regulated animals, including breeding.
Collaborate with research staff on performanceof breeding, experiments, injections, euthanasia, and necropsy with USDAregulated animals.
Keep adequate and appropriate records formaintaining the care and well being of animals.
Provide training sessions to staff focused onanimal breeding, handling, anesthesia, and euthanasia.
COMMUNICATION(INTERMEDIATE): Clearly, effectivelyand respectfully communicates to employees or customers.
CUSTOMER SERVICE(ADVANCED): A continuing focus onthe needs and requirements of customers, anticipating their needs, remainingsensitive to customers while performing services for them, responsive tocustomer needs.
SPECIMEN COLLECTION(ADVANCED): Ability to collect allsample types and prepare specimen for downstream diagnostic testing.
RESTRAINT HANDLING(ADVANCED): Demonstrates knowledgeof proper technique for handling and restraining animals from multiple species.
LABORATORY ANIMALDISEASES (INTERMEDIATE): Knowledge of and experience with laboratory animal diseases,outbreaks, methods of spread, and methods of limiting disease.
veterinary medicine includingthe care across species, calculation of medical doses and administration,recognizing clinical and behavioral signs for healthy, ill or injured animals,etc.
ANIMAL CARE KNOWLEDGE(INTERMEDIATE): Knowledgeable on theneeds, treatment, and husbandry for different animal species. Able to ensuretheir welfare, nutrition, and safety.
Organizational Impact: Performs non-routinetasks that significantly impact team's performance with minimal guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Conductsresearch and analysis to solve some non-routine problems.
Breadth of Knowledge: Applies broad jobknowledge and has basic job skills in other areas.
Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance andsupport to less experienced team members.
Develops Self and Others: Continuously improvesown skills by identifying development opportunities.
Builds and Maintains Relationships : Seeks tounderstand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationshipsacross areas.
Communicates Effectively: Openly sharesinformation with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (S3):
Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time tounderstand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.
Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understandissues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in atimely manner.
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listenscarefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information andsupport.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (S3):
Performs Excellent Work: Checks work qualitybefore delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards .
Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagernessto learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingnessto go above and beyond.
Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements:Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reportsunsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (S3):
Demonstrates Accountability: Takesresponsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standardapproaches to provide high-quality work/service.
Stewards Organizational Resources: Displaysunderstanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurateinformation and good decision making to consistently achieve results on timeand without error.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (S3):
Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/acceptsideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offeringsuggestions to enhance them.
Applies Technology: Absorbs new technologyquickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures toensure proper course of action.
Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping anopen mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own areaof work.
Because we are committedto providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud ofour recent accomplishments:
USNews & World Report: #1Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinicalspecialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
TruvenHealth Analytics: among the top 50cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Becker'sHospital Review: one of the"100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
TheLeapfrog Group: grade"A" in Hospital Safety Score
NationalInstitutes of Health: among the top 10grant awardees for medical research in the US
MagnetRecognition Program: Vanderbiltnurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
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.