Job Summary: This position is a full-time term position and is part of the Emerging Infections Program (EIP), in the Department of Health Policy, whose projects focus on surveillance, prevention and control of emerging infectious disease. EIP is a population-based network including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health departments, and academic centers to assess the public health impact of emerging infections and to evaluate methods for their prevention and control.
Current surveillance and research areas include invasive bacterial infections (ABCs), human papillomavirus (HPV), influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and hospital associated infections. This position will focus on HPV Surveillance. The aim of the project is to monitor HPV vaccine impact on cervical cancer and its precursors.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Investigator and a senior Surveillance Officer (SO), the Health Policy Services Analyst II (HSPA II) is responsible for coordinating the conduct of research protocols, such that the integrity and quality of the research is maintained and conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines, and Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure and research protocols. The HSPA II ensures study-related procedures are performed as required and objectives and timelines are met. This position is also responsible for maintaining accurate and timely documentation and communication with Investigators, participants, IRB, sponsors and other research related entities.
Key functions and expected performances include but are not limited to the following:
* Independently identify cervical pre-cancer and cancer cases. * Determine pathological diagnosis, abstract clinical data, perform data entry, perform data analysis and ensure compliance with the study protocol and overall clinical objectives. * Serve as a resource for inquiries about study progress with CDC and Tennessee Cancer Registry. * Actively participate in study related meetings at CDC and EIP annual presentations. * Travel to perform case identification and medical record review at laboratories and OBGYN clinics in Davidson County. * Uses quantitative and qualitative research methods skills to participate in the design, coordination and conduct of HPV research * Fosters collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the department * HPV data management and analysis * Uses advanced programming and statistical expertise to manage and analyze data * Responsible for managing large and/or complex cervical pre-cancer and cancer datasets * Coordinates development of datasets, data cleaning, data validation, and data reporting * Summarizes and interprets complex analyses * Maintains detailed documentation of data management and programming codes * Prepares materials and drafts sections of presentations and written documents * Prepares materials for presentations * Organizes and formats data for presentations, publications, and internal use * Creates charts, graphs, and tables to summarize analysis results * Drafts section of research proposals * Drafts technical report sections * Assist senior SO with manuscript preparation, data presentations, and scientific posters. * Independently manage and coordinate complex specimen processing for additional testing at CDC.
Department Summary :
The Institute for Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt exists to connect research and teaching with policy and practical solutions. We are charged with re-imagining and amplifying collaborations among more than 50 departments, 292 faculty, 208 staff, 110 graduate students, more than 21 centers, and all ten schools. The Institute reaches across the state, nation, and the global community to translate knowledge into better health. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/ .
Additional Information: This is a full-time term position.
Salary is dependent upon education and experience.
This is a term position. A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
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.
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
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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.