This position is responsible for providing support for complex qualitative and quantitative research projects in health, public health, health policy, health services research or related disciplines under some guidance. Activities include study coordination, literature searches, data collection, data analysis, and report preparation. Provides general support to departmental programs, projects and coordinates dissemination of information. This position integrates policy with research by assisting with monitoring and reviewing both the research and policy landscapes and providing support on course corrections for either or both, if/when necessary.
1.Coordinates research projects
a. Serves as a bridge between clinical and research teams to facilitate use of VICTR tools and resources and for determining future needs.
b. Supports investigators and senior research staff on multiple studies.
c. Prepares and executes portions of research projects.
d. Works closely with the department director project managers and/or principal investigators to coordinate research project activities, timelines, and events.
e. Maintains documentation as needed for projects and programs.
f. Uses internal and external resources to supplement, organize, and contribute to tasks.
g. Fosters collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the department.
h. May coordinate focus groups or other qualitative data collection.
2.Implements data collection and inquiry
a. Reviews study files and assists in producing queries for network sites.
b. Collects, organizes, and critically analyzes data based on study goals.
c. Compiles data and prepares flow charts and Excel worksheets to update and represent research progress.
d. Archives study specific regulatory documentation and correspondence.
e. Responsible for managing small to medium datasets.
f. Assists in coordinating development of datasets, data cleaning, data validation, and data reporting.
g. Applies basic social science qualitative and quantitative research methods.
h. Maintains detailed documentation of data management.
i. Uses familiarity with federal and/or state healthcare measures and policy to conduct study-specific literature reviews and searches.
3.Prepares materials and drafts sections of presentations and written documents
a. Assists in writing progress reports.
b. Prepares materials for presentations.
c. Organizes and formats data for presentations, publications, and internal use.
d. Creates charts, graphs, and tables to summarize analysis results.
e. Drafts sections of research proposals.
f. Drafts Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
g. May contribute to peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts.
Â· Masterâs Degree Preferred
Â· Excellent written and oral communication skills
Â· Excellent organizational skills
Â· Excellent interpersonal skills
Â· Excellent critical thinking skills
Â· Detail oriented
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.