The Center for Knowledge Management (CKM) ( https://ckm.vumc.org/ ) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) offers a one-year Knowledge Management Fellow appointment.
This one-year term position is designed to provide training in a dynamic health care environment where fellows have unique opportunities for advanced knowledge management training in precision medicine, evidence provision, and biomedical informatics. It also offers unique exposure to all facets of a dynamic, innovative, and internationally-recognized knowledge management setting.
Although not guaranteed, an opportunity of continued employment may be offered at the end of the one-year term position given appropriate demonstration of skills/knowledge, successful completion of initial training, and mutual agreement that CKM is a good fit for the candidate.
Required Education, Skills, and Experience
A bachelor's degree, coupled with a true passion (envisioned or realized) towards the health sciences; proven high-level oral and written communication; strong organizational, analytical, critical thinking skills; high-level proficiency with technology and willingness to continue to learn new technologies; and a great degree of flexibility, intellectual curiosity, motivation, attention to detail, and customer service.
Preferred Qualifications A master's or PhD in the field of medical librarianship is preferred. High consideration will also be given to individuals with a master's in English and/or Education. The successful candidate will possess:
proven high-level oral and written communication skills
strong organizational, analytical, strategic planning, and critical thinking skills
effective time management and prioritization skills that yield satisfactory results when pressured for time or when significant challenges arise
ability to easily adapt to change as needed, to best reflect the needs of the organization
a strong sense of self-direction, ownership, and a dedication to seeking resolution to problems
an evident interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to the profession through projects and scholarly communication
the ability to prioritize and work both independently and as part of a team
enthusiasm and excitement for working in a fast-paced, highly-demanding and dynamic environment where precision medicine and pharmacogenetics are top priorities
Training Approach Fellows experience a variety of responsibilities such as actively participating and contributing to research projects and scholarly communications; working with clinicians and researchers; enhancing knowledge management tools; and providing knowledge management services designed to best reflect the needs of the medical center.
The training relies on a proven project-based management approach for learning and draws from a series of internally-taught modules, workshops and classes. The fellow is expected to complete a detailed learning plan in areas agreed upon with knowledge management leadership and demonstrate knowledge gained in skills verification sessions.
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: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
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.