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Program Manager Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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Nashville, TN
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Nov 26, 2021

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Program Manager Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
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Program Manager, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health


Overview:

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) seeks a Program Manager who will coordinate an exciting, multi-institutional, international network of clinicians and scientists. This new network entitled, DRAGNET is a CDC-funded 5 year project aimed at improving the rapid detection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and response to AMR threats through partnerships with hospitals throughout the world. DRAGNET will develop partnerships with hospitals in Greece and Israel to detect and respond to highly drug-resistant bacterial pathogens as part of a global "network of networks" coordinated by the CDC.

DRAGNET: Enhanced Detection of Resistance, Antibiotic Stewardship and infection control, and Genome sequencing NETwork for AMR

Department Summary

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/welcome

View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day:

Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

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 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
  • Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
  • Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
  • The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
  • Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
  • National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
  • Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Organize and coordinate the multifaceted activities of DRAGNET, including those related to education, training, and research in international sites
  • Interface with appropriate offices (Legal, Contracts, Procurement) to establish subaward and consultant agreements, MOUs, etc. with partners in various countries
  • Manage finances for DRAGNET, including annual budget
  • Manage detailed calendar of meetings, conferences, deadlines and other events related to DRAGNET activities and personnel
  • Assist with the development of presentations for DRAGNET investigators
  • Travel to international partner sites in to implement and monitor DRAGNET activities (if appropriate, given pandemic restrictions)
  • Maintain and update website and social media platforms for DRAGNET
  • Other roles and responsibilities as assigned- it is expected that these may evolve over time
  • Track project timelines and milestones
  • Maintain IRB approvals
  • Communicate with in-country study team regarding operations and logistics
  • Prepare progress reports to funding agency

Education/Training, Research, and Clinical Activities
  • Coordinate scientific mission of the DRAGNET, under the guidance of the CDC and DRAGNET principal investigator
  • Liaise with scientific partners at Vanderbilt, CDC, Mayo Clinic, and international institutions to achieve short- and long-term research objectives and benchmarks
  • Directly manage all processes related to DRAGNET partners traveling for clinical, educational, and research activities
  • Organize and coordinate clinical conferences and collaborative research meetings via teleconference; take and disseminate minutes; identify and direct ensuing action-items
  • Liaise with on-site international 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 DRAGNET investigators at scientific meetings (identify conferences, track deadlines, assist with abstract submission)

Additional information:
  • Full-time position
  • Variable hours and days. Flexibility is crucial as our collaborators are in different time zones.
  • Salary dependent upon education and experience

Unit/Department Summary:

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 affiliated organization, Friends in Global Health (FGH).

As a leader in international education and research, VIGH seeks to improve the 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/welcome.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master of Public Health (MPH), MSc (or equivalent degree or experience), or a bachelor's degree plus a minimum of three years of experience working with international programs and/or global health
  • Experience in international program development, evaluation, and monitoring, preferred
  • Scientific writing proficiency, preferred
  • Experience with extramural grant preparation and submission, preferred
  • Expertise in data management (eg. REDCap), preferred
  • Ability to exhibit cultural competence with international partners
  • Ability to simultaneously coordinate multiple projects across institutions (including different time zones, cultures, and technological capabilities)
  • Experience and comfort navigating complexities of foreign travel
  • Extensive understanding of infectious diseases and outbreak response is not necessary
  • Exceptional ability to go "above and beyond" to ensure problem resolution and project completion

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
  • Sedentary category requiring exertion up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

Movement
  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

Sensory
  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions
  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.


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