Senior Administrative Assistant (The Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety (CRISS))
Provide administrative support to a busy research center, especially calendar support to Center Director/Vice Chair. Assist with the maintenance of several current projects while also preparing for future projects. The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail and the ability to work well both independently and with a multidisciplinary team.
Â·Maintain Vice Chairâs busy calendar, manage calls and schedule travel
Â·Provide daily front desk support to center faculty, staff, students, and visitors
Â·Answer main email inbox and central phone
Â·Edit and proofread presentations, reports, memos, and emails
Â·Primary purchasing agent for all center and research project needs
Â·Maintain department purchasing card
Â·Track, record and submit expenses as they specifically relate to projects and budgets
Â·Schedule meetings for project team leaders and maintain conference room calendars
Â·Maintain current knowledge of various technologies
Â·Process faculty and staff travel expenses, as needed
Â·Develop itineraries for recruits and visitors, as needed
Â·Distribute and administer evaluation forms and surveys
Â·Maintain project databases and circulate information to project team members
Â·Assist with study participant recruitment, as needed
Other projects and tasks as needed
Â· High School Diploma (and/or equivalent) and 4 years of experience
Â·Expertise with iCal and Mac highly preferred
Â·Experience working in an academic/research setting
Â·Expertise with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Evidence of excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Day Shift, M-F, hourly position
The Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety (CRISS) conducts basic and applied research in healthcare informatics, patient safety and clinical quality, and designs and evaluates informatics user interfaces, care processes and medical technology across Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Directed by Matthew B. Weinger, M.D., CRISS is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative with projects spanning numerous clinical domains (from the Medical Home to the operating room) and disciplines (medicine, nursing, and pharmacy). Using a range of human factors and systems engineering, cognitive psychology, biomedical informatics, and implementation science techniques, CRISS studies performance during patient care and in realistic simulations to better understand how and why care deviates from optimal. Interventions are then designed and evaluated to improve the safety and quality of care. CRISS is actively involved in improving the user interfaces of Vanderbiltâs custom clinical information systems, evaluating and redesigning processes and tools to enhance patient safety and quality care, as well as furnishing graphic design services for research and clinical endeavors.
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.
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), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Â· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
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· American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
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.