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Manager, Research Projects (RN Required) (Hybrid Remote)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Closing date
May 18, 2022

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Manager, Research Projects (RN Required) (Hybrid Remote)
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Job ResearchPrimary Location TN-Nashville-Preston Cancer Research BuildingOrganization VICC- Clinical Trials 100 104275Shift First Shift

Research Projects Manager

Job Summary:

The Research Projects Manager serves as project manager for clinical research studies, including but not limited to assisting in supervising a team of clinical research staff, including nurses and coordinators; communication of performance expectations; conducting performance evaluations; and monitors quality assurance standards and procedures within the team.

Department/Unit Summary:

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is a leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The centers world-renowned team of experts provides a integrated, personalized and patient-centered approach to cancer care, including treatment, research, support, education and outreach. From a wide variety of wellness programs to a leading REACH for Survivorship Clinic, patients find support from diagnosis through survivorship. VICC is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of just two centers in Tennessee and 51 in the country to earn this highest distinction, and ranks in the top 10 nationwide for cancer research grant support. Here is a link to our website -

Position Shift:
  • First Shift

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.

Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:
  • Manages the components of a clinical research project.
  • Communicates and models values and mission.
  • Establishes, supports, and promotes ownership of team/departmental goals. Works as a team to accomplish common departmental goals. Willingly accepts responsibility and performs expected and unexpected tasks. Willingly exerts extra effort when necessary to get the job done.
  • Exhibits strong leadership skills. Applies key concepts of facilitative leadership. Delegates tasks as appropriate and follows up to assure completion.
  • Effectively motivates team members. Listens and understands other team member's point of view. Considers suggestions from others. Creates and supports a climate of trust, openness and honest communication.
  • Recognizes areas of responsibility and takes charge of them. Takes ownership of problems brought to their attention. Follows through from analysis to problem resolution. Takes responsibility for mistakes and learns from them.
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism. Demonstrates a positive attitude in response to suggestions for improvement.
  • Assigns and reviews work; effectively prioritizes tasks and work assignments.
  • Delegates tasks as appropriate and follows up to assure completion.
  • Encourages appreciation and respect of diversity in workplace. Treats all team members as unique individuals with valuable resources and skills that enhance the team.
  • Plans, organizes, and completes projects in an efficient manner.
  • Ensure a safe, satisfying and enriching environment for employees and provides a qualified, competent staff
  • Assesses the composition of the team and identifies potential deficiencies. Develops and communicates team goals providing appropriate follow-up to assure resolution.
  • Creates an environment that encourages and supports self-development and learning through regular, immediate feedback. Thoroughly documents all conversations with teams to provide detail needed in future performance evaluations or counseling's.
  • Assures that each staff member's ability is regularly assessed in meeting the performance expectations stated in his/her job description. Assesses accomplishment of last year's goals and creation of next year's goals based upon individual and departmental goals.
  • Assures the development of staff members through orientation, training programs and work experience. Strives to develop individualized professional development plan to guide staff to success, focusing on areas needing growth.
  • Recommends personnel action, including hiring, promotions and terminations.
  • Counsels employees with regard to disciplinary actions taken in response to violations of institution/department policies.
  • Communicates in and across teams to maximize effectiveness, efficiency, and information sharing.
  • Analyzes situations/events, develops recommendations/plans and prepares presentations/conclusions.
  • Uses innovative thinking when developing alternative solutions.
  • Can distinguish critical needs/problems from less urgent ones. Demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks and issues.
  • Actively seeks customer feedback to improve processes, systems, and outcomes.
  • Initiates and contributes to the development and/or modification of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with others to identify, develop and implement educational opportunities across the research community.
  • Nurtures a life-long learning environment.
  • Applies innovative thinking when developing alternative solutions.
  • Distinguishes critical needs/problems from less urgent ones.

Qualifications - External

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 years experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
  • Registered Nurse Required

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • 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: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Occasional: 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.
  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.


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