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.
At the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, we strive to make life better for adults and children with eye conditions including glaucoma, vision loss and diseases of the retina. We treat patients from across Tennessee and the Southeast. Our doctors, researchers and support staff use the latest technologies and methods, and we conduct vital vision research that translates to better treatments.
The Vanderbilt Eye Institute is a leader in quality eye care. We offer the latest technologies and methods while conducting innovative research to improve patients' lives and prevent vision loss.
We work hard each day because your eyes are important to us.
The Vanderbilt Eye Institute attracts some of the most talented doctors and researchers in the country. Our subspecialty ophthalmologists have completed a minimum of one year of fellowship training after residency and are board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute's award-winning research staff collaborates with our doctors as well as other Vanderbilt departments to pursue discoveries that enhance the vision of patients everywhere.
Your Role :
The purpose of this role is twofold: first, to develop an ophthalmic technician training program and instruct students effectively to prepare them for successful employment in the ophthalmic technician profession; and second, to set performance standards and aid in accountability for skill level competency for our existing technicians. Both purposes help ensure the institution achieves its mission and educational objectives. Role is responsible for evaluating and assuring clinical education effectiveness including a schedule of regular contact with clinical affiliates, oversight of students, participation in simulation sessions and didactic instruction. The Sr. Program Manager must be responsible for the organization, administration, periodic review, continued development and general effectiveness of the program. The Sr. Program Manager will develop and maintain clinical affiliate sites, provide lectures, participate in simulation sessions, and participate in oversight of clinical activities. The Sr. Program Manager must exemplify the Medical Center's Mission, vision and values; act in accordance with Vanderbilt University Medical Center policies and procedures; and promote the commitment of continued growth and innovation.
Key Responsibilities :
· Develop the program's curriculum and ensure program meets government regulations, JCAPHO accreditation requirements and certification criteria as they pertain to ophthalmic medical personnel training programs.
· Partner with clinic managers and faculty to develop skills competencies for existing staff and ensure staff meet and maintain competency levels.
· Presents lectures/workshops to students enrolled in the program.
· Participates in overall planning and evaluation of program goals and objectives.
· Composes correspondence in response to inquiries or requests for information regarding the training program, continuing education program and other information as requested or required.
· Plans, develops, markets and supervises all phases of the national continuing education program for ophthalmic medical personnel.
· Maintains liaison and ongoing communication with other hospital departments, ophthalmologists, and ophthalmic training programs throughout the United States and Canada, as well as local, State and Federal agencies.
· Represents program at national meetings, serves on committees and speaks before groups interested in ophthalmic allied health education
· Maintain a thorough, accurate and current knowledge of the subject matter taught.
· Conduct practical evaluations and grade practical skills for students.
· Participate in meetings, in-service, professional development, and other institutional activities as required and provide documentation of attendance, as requested.
· Maintains credentials as an Ophthalmic Medical Technologist level (COMT).
· Work collegially to develop clinical and educational rotations and experiences necessary for student education.
Preferred Education, Skills, and Experiences :
· Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Communications, Education, Management, a health science or other related field; OR graduation from an accredited, certificate-awarded, Ophthalmic Medical Technologist program.
· A minimum of five (5) years certified at the Ophthalmic Medical Technologist level (COMT) by Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).
· Three (3) years experience as a registrar or similar position in an accredited allied health training program.
· Current Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) certification by Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) is highly desired.
Monday – Friday; Days
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 Tennessee
· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
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.