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 — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — 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. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
Our Nursing Philosophy:
We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center's mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.
Aids and supplements work of internal improvement teams. Serves as a quality improvement resource by collaborating with personnel and departments involved in quality improvement activities. Provides project support and data collection assistance for the improvement of organizational or departmental systems and processes. Assists in the coordination and aggregation of information for use by management in its decision making. Works in collaboration with data analysts, performance improvement engineers, and the quality and patient safety managers.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Documents and evaluates project outcomes to facilitate organizational memory and knowledge transfer including:
Under direct supervision, develops deliverables for the evaluation and planning phases of projects, to ensure timely completion of tasks
Assists in the development of high level project plan and timelines, as directed.
Indentifies, documents and manages project issues and risks and escalates, as appropriate, to achieve timely resolution
Assists in defining project objectives and success metrics
Creates appropriate documentation, including project overview, scope, team structure, status reports, issue management reports, change control reports, and meeting notes, as directed, in a timely manner
Under direct supervision, ensures timely completion of tasks in line with project and organizational objectives
Provides documentation to communicate project status to team members and executive staff, as directed
Identifies and documents project issues and risks and escalates, as appropriate, to achieve timely resolution
Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies including meeting deadlines, when applicable
Performs chart abstraction activities
Assist department staff through the collection and abstraction of information from a variety of resources
Maintains awareness of TJC and other internal or external agency requirements for the collection of clinical information
Participates in improving organizational performance through improvement activities
Collects and analyzes data
Provides input to departmental discussions based on data collection and abstraction activities
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.
Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disea...se.
As the largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.
Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.