Job Summary: The Vanderbilt Global Neurosurgery Program seeks to improve the delivery of neurosurgical care via partnerships with hospitals and surgeons in low-resourced settings, aimed at enhancing training and promoting scientific discovery. The VGNP seeks to fill the Program Manager position with a motivated individual interested in and capable of coordinating a multi-institutional, international network of neurosurgeons, clinicians, and scientists.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
General - Organize and coordinate the multifaceted activities of the VGNP, including those related to neurosurgical education, training, and research in LMIC - Interface with appropriate offices (Legal, Contracts, Procurement) to establish subaward and consultant agreements, MOUs, etc. with partners in various countries - Manage finances for the VGNP, including annual budget - Manage detailed calendar of meetings, conferences, deadlines and other events related to VGNP activities and personnel - Assist with the development of presentations for VGNP faculty and fellows - Travel to international partner sites in LMICs to implement and monitor VGNP activities and initiatives with or without accompanying VGNP faculty (up to 6 weeks of international travel annually) - Maintain and update website and social media platforms for VGNP - Other roles and responsibilities as assigned- it is expected that these may evolve over time
Education/Training, Research, and Clinical Activities - Coordinate scientific mission of the VGNP, under the guidance of the VGNP Academic Director - Liaise with scientific partners at Vanderbilt and LMIC institutions to achieve short- and long-term research objectives and benchmarks - Directly manage all processes related to VGNP partners traveling to LMIC for clinical, educational, and research activities. This includes, but is not limited to: o Ensure Vanderbilt travelers obtain required visas and medical licenses as needed and register with government travel agencies o Work with LMIC sites to coordinate visits by Vanderbilt travelers to LMIC, and LMIC travelers to Vanderbilt o Coordinate pre-departure orientation and post-return activities, including reviewing and approving expense reports - Organize and coordinate international clinical conferences (e.g. Tumor Board, Epilepsy Conference) and collaborative research meetings via teleconference; take and disseminate minutes; identify and direct ensuing action-items - Coordinate day-to-day VGNP-related activities of members (core and transient) of the program, including dedicated faculty, residents, students, and interns - Liaise with on-site LMIC partners to ensure adherence to education/training/clinical protocols, including appropriate documentation and reporting - Manage clinical outcomes data across multiple centers, ensure adherence to collaborative research agreements - Assist with writing and submission of scientific manuscripts - Promote the exposure and participation of VGNP at scientific meetings (identify conferences, track deadlines, assist with abstract submission)
Grants/Funding - Assist with administrative efforts in identifying grant opportunities and prepare grant submissions for VGNP Faculty - Work closely with pre- and post-award staff teams in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and the Vanderbilt Section of Surgical Sciences - Plan and implement meetings to meet grant submission objectives and timelines - Assist with progress reports to funding agencies - Organize and coordinate annual fundraiser for the VGNP in coordination with the Department of Neurosurgery and other stakeholders
Unit/Department Summary :
The Vanderbilt Department of Neurological Surgery is an active, vibrant, energetic department focused on academic and clinical excellence. It is our mission to recruit and retain the very best faculty, residents, and staff, and to foster their development as one collaborative team. We provide high-quality patient care while educating tomorrow's neurosurgical leaders and advancing research in the neurosciences both in the U.S. and in international settings.
The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) builds capacity through interdisciplinary global health education and training programs , conducts implementation science and research, and provides technical assistance service to government and civil sector organizations in countries supported by the President's Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through an an affiliated organization, Friends in Global Health (FGH) .
As a leader in international education and research, VIGH seeks to improve health and well being of people living in low-resource settings. Our work reflects this commitment. For additional information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/global-health/
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Additional Information: This is a full-time, exempt position. Variable hours and days. Flexibility is crucial as our collaborators are in different time zones.
Salary is dependent upon education and experience.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
Internal Number: 2006605
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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.