The Administrative Fellow is a two-year opportunity working with the CEO and senior leaders of the Vanderbilt Hospitals and Clinics. This Administrative Fellow position will gain broad exposure to an academic medical center and develop a better understanding of operations, finances, physician services, and patient care services while working on various in-depth projects.
*All applicants must follow the below steps to be considering for this role:
Select "External Applicants" from the right side of the screen.
Search for the job code "2209524" in the Keyword field under the tab titled "Job Search."
Select the "Administrative Fellow" link listed under the Requisition Title.
Select "Apply Online" and proceed with the application.
Under the tab titled "Resume," please attach your current resume as a Word or PDF document.
Under the tab titled "Additional Attachments," please attach the following:
a. Essay responses to the following prompts (500 words limit for each prompt-1500 words total): Essay responses over 500 words will not be considered.
i. Pick 3 words to describe yourself and explain why you chose them.
ii. What are the 3-4 things that every health system CEO should have on his or her agenda?
iii. What is the most common mistake (pick one) healthcare leaders make? How could this mistake be avoided?
b. Two signed letters of recommendation (one from a professional setting and one from an academic setting). Address to: VUMC Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee
c. Unofficial Graduate School Transcript(s).
d. Please do not submit a cover letter.
8. Continue to complete the application. Under the tab tilted "Work Preferences," please select "Days" from the list of Preferred Shift options.
9. Continue to complete the application. Under the tab titled "References," include the names and contact information for the individuals you selected to provide the three signed recommendation letters attached previously in the application.
10. Continue to complete and submit the application on or before 11:59pm CST on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
*If the individual(s) providing the recommendation(s) is uncomfortable with this electronic method of submission, please send the recommendation via mail (postmarked by August 25, 2022) to the following address:
Administrative Fellowship Board Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hospitals & Clinics 1301 Medical Center Drive TVC - 3812 Nashville, TN 37232-5100
Position Shift: Days
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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.
Demonstrates ability to implement change for positive outcomes
Collaborates with Department Heads and appropriate Hospital or Clinic Directors to create goals and service standards for departments.
Documents service standards in appropriate format.
Creates and provides training and educational tools for use throughout entity.
Utilizes effective communication skills to guide staff/teams toward an improved outcome
Participates in/Observes day-to-day departmental activities/operations to identify process inefficiencies and potential areas that need improvement.
Communicates effectively orally and in writing to multidisciplinary team members and administrative leadership.
Gathers/Analyzes and presents data to guide future outcomes
Gathers data during assessment phase and gains an understanding of departmental functions
Uses benchmarking tools to compare activities of internal departments to the ideal standard.
Uses analyses to develop productivity targets, performance measures and redesign the workflow process.
Makes recommendations for improvement to administrative leadership based on data analyses.
Provides data analysis for various projects as assigned.
Demonstrates fiscal accountability
Evaluates organizational functions and structure to determine the allocation and utilization of resources.
Identifies and initiates implementation of opportunities to improve efficiencies
Works with financial staff to help project future budgetary needs based on implementation of new processes as well as anticipated changes within the department.
Works with Financial Manager for Hospital Administration to model the impact of operational and process changes on the organization.
* Communicates effectively orally and in writing to multidisciplinary team members and administrative leadership.
* Participates in/Observes day-to-day departmental activities/operations to identify process inefficiencies and potential areas that need improvement.
* Makes recommendations for improvement to administrative leadership based on data analyses.
* Evaluates organizational functions and structure to determine the allocation and utilization of resources.
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.