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.
JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Director supervises a section; analyzes and evaluates departmental policies and procedures; develops general standards and maintains quality performance through monitoring and feedback to staff; recommends personnel actions, e.g., hiring, promotion and termination.
Develop and supervise general standards and maintenance of quality performance through monitoring and feedback to staff.
Operations Review Evaluation:
Conduct or originate staff meetings to develop resolutions to problems, plan to achieve goals or establish priorities
Participate in brainstorming sessions with staff or consultants to address specific problems or issues
Conduct routine staff meetings to share essential information with staff and discuss current problems and future plans.
Monitor and Coordinate Programs and Actions:
Supervise a section with responsibility for planning, coordinating, and controlling the work and procedures
Participate on interdepartmental committee to address problems and facilitate in formation exchange about programs, problems, etc., inform and advise supervisors about personnel actions which are likely to result in grievances
Conduct selection interviews to evaluate qualification of applicants/potential employees
Develop cost reduction projects and targets in collaboration with subordinate managers and operation department managers
Counsel employees with regard to disciplinary actions taken in response to violations of institutional policies or contractual provisions.
Planning and Budgeting:
Participate in periodic management meetings to keep top management informed of department problems and concerns
Analyze and evaluate ongoing department programs to identify areas where adjustments/improvements are needed
Evaluate work loads, priorities, and activity schedules to determine staffing requirements
Investigate procedural problems and develop alternative methods to solve those problems
Recommend changes in departmental policies, procedures and/or methods
Conduct performance appraisals on subordinate supervisors
Prepare an annual operation budget for a section, including direct labor, material and supplies, services, equipment maintenance and replacement.
Identify and Resolve Problems:
Provide information to others (oral or written) to explain/clarify problems, issues or requests
Adjust work schedules or project priorities to meet emergencies or changing conditions
Meet with other professional/technical personnel to determine causes of a specific problem.
Project future budget based upon analysis of current operations
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 ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
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
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle 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 disease.As th...e 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.