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.
The Division is composed of over 80 faculty and 130 staff members, serving a wide range of clinical programs, clinical and basic science research, and a strong Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. The Division has activities in two hospitals, Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Nashville Veterans Administration Hospital. Specialized clinical programs include the Interstitial Lung Disease Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Lung Transplantation, and the Pulmonary Hypertension Center. Each clinical center is nationally recognized for excellence, and each center is linked to active research, both basic and translational. We welcome you to browse the sections of this website to learn more about our Division and the opportunities we offer. The Interstitial Lung Disease research group at Vanderbilt is a well-established program with ongoing cohort studies and a spectrum of investigator-initiated and pharmaceutical sponsored clinical trials. The group's research focuses on pulmonary fibrosis and other lung diseases, including through genetic discovery studies in affected families.
This Clinical/Translational Research Coordinator (CTRC) position will provide support for coordination of administrative and regulatory approval processes and conduct of research protocols, with responsibilities including IRB submission and regulatory documentation, subject recruitment, informed consent, and data collection. Additional specific roles include requesting outside medical records on participants, preparation of blood and urine specimen collection kits to be mailed to remote study participants, ordering of supplies, and data entry. The CTRC will play a central role in maintaining communications with study subjects, as well as coordinating the research team through communications with other study coordinators, investigators, laboratory personnel, and administrative and finance team members. Under the direction of the principal investigator, the CTRC will also coordinate research activities with other sites participating in multicenter studies.
· Coordinating the approval processes and conduct of research protocols,
· Assuring that the integrity and quality of the research is maintained and that the research is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines, Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure and research protocols.
· Implementing study procedures, including screening, consent, enrollment, randomization and study conduct from planning through study closeout.
· Performing or implementing processes to assure study-related procedures are performed as required and objectives and timelines are met.
· Maintaining accurate and timely documentation and communication with Investigators, participants, IRB, sponsors and other research related entities.
Bachelor's Degree and 2 years experience
Additional Qualification Information:
Prior to advancing to a Clinical/Translational Research Coordinator II, must have completed a Research 101 course such as RSS Boot camp; applicant/new hire must complete a Research 101 course within six (6) months of hire.
· Clinical Research Experience
· Positive attitude, can do spirit
· Ability to work our unique schedule without difficulty
· Adaptability to change
· Ability to think on their feet, prioritize based on the needs of the department
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
· 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
· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
· American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
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.