The Division of Geriatric Medicine is seeking a Division Administrator to serve as an integral part of the leadership team to support the Faculty and growing Division.
This position will assist the Director of the Division by directing the operational, fiscal, and human resource activities of the division with the goal of providing an efficient and effective environment in which the faculty and staff can accomplish their work. The Division Administrator will have direct supervision of the administrative team, and will partner with diverse stakeholders including faculty, staff, and Medical Center leadership.
Opportunity to partner with leadership team of internationally known physician scientists and physicians.
Position will serve a dynamic Division poised for substantial growth in a complex environment.
Will support nationally and internationally recognized programs in patient care, research, and education.
The Division of Geriatric Medicine at Vanderbilt is dedicated to promoting healthy aging through patient care, medical education, and research. As your body ages, your health care needs change. It's important to work with a physician who has special training in keeping older adults healthy. However, Geriatric Medicine is not just for the frail and elderly. In fact, our doctors specialize in helping active "middle-aged adults" transition gracefully into their 60's and keeping you healthy throughout your senior years.
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to provide innovative and exceptional geriatric clinical care to residents of Middle Tennessee and surrounding areas; support innovative research in basic and translational aspects of aging biology; establish approaches to maintain the health of older individuals in a manner that can be disseminated to other healthcare providers, and provide outstanding training in geriatric medicine for medical students, residents, fellows, and other health professionals.
We believe there is a pressing need to reinvent how we care for older adults and to address the training of our health professionals today in order to help shape tomorrow, and we want to be at the forefront of these changes.
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* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
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Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Serve as a member of the departmental administrative team
Attend meetings and interact with other departments as requested by the department chairman and/or departmental administrator.
Resolve problems directly, or in consultation with department chairman/administrator concerning staffing, utilization of facilities, equipment, and funds
Provide sound personnel and payroll administration
Ensure internal salary equity within the department.
Maintain confidential personnel records for professional and non-professional staff.
Make staffing recommendations, interview, and screen applicants for hiring.
Train in departmental systems and procedures.
Assign work priorities; conduct performance reviews, disciplinary actions and in concert with others, terminate employees when necessary.
Analyze and develop the annual departmental budget
Recommend distribution and allocation of general department resources
Review grant preparation for compliance with restrictions.
Authorize, approve, and sign purchase and equipment requisitions, travel, and entertainment expenses, etc.
Monitor collections and expenditures against budgets and grants; analyze requisitions for conformance to budget and compliance with specific requirements and restrictions.
Manage and coordinate administrative and support functions within the division and the department
Develop and interpret policies and procedures for administrative staff
Assure that all policies are in conformance with University guidelines
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 t...he 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.