Vanderbilt University Medical Center Assistant Director, Pediatric Coding Management in Nashville, Tennessee

Assistant Director, Pediatric Coding Management

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The Assistant Director supervises a section; analyzes and evaluates departmental policies and procedures; develops general standards and maintains quality performance through monitoring and feedback to staff; recommends personnel actions, e.g., hiring, promotion and termination.


  • Systems Development:

  • Develop and supervise general standards and maintenance of quality performance through monitoring and feedback to staff.

  • Operations Review Evaluation:

  • Conduct or originate staff meetings to develop resolutions to problems, plan to achieve goals or establish priorities

  • Participate in brainstorming sessions with staff or consultants to address specific problems or issues

  • Conduct routine staff meetings to share essential information with staff and discuss current problems and future plans.

  • Monitor and Coordinate Programs and Actions:

  • Supervise a section with responsibility for planning, coordinating, and controlling the work and procedures

  • Participate on interdepartmental committee to address problems and facilitate in formation exchange about programs, problems, etc., inform and advise supervisors about personnel actions which are likely to result in grievances

  • Conduct selection interviews to evaluate qualification of applicants/potential employees

  • Develop cost reduction projects and targets in collaboration with subordinate managers and operation department managers

  • Counsel employees with regard to disciplinary actions taken in response to violations of institutional policies or contractual provisions.

  • Planning and Budgeting:

  • Participate in periodic management meetings to keep top management informed of department problems and concerns

  • Analyze and evaluate ongoing department programs to identify areas where adjustments/improvements are needed

  • Evaluate work loads, priorities, and activity schedules to determine staffing requirements

  • Investigate procedural problems and develop alternative methods to solve those problems

  • Recommend changes in departmental policies, procedures and/or methods

  • Conduct performance appraisals on subordinate supervisors

  • Prepare an annual operation budget for a section, including direct labor, material and supplies, services, equipment maintenance and replacement.

  • Identify and Resolve Problems:

  • Provide information to others (oral or written) to explain/clarify problems, issues or requests

  • Adjust work schedules or project priorities to meet emergencies or changing conditions

  • Meet with other professional/technical personnel to determine causes of a specific problem.

  • Financial Management

  • Project future budget based upon analysis of current operations

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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 at ), 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 Middle Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US


Keywords: Coding , Management, Pediatrics Management

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

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Certified Coding Specialist Required

  • Records Health Info Admin Required

  • Records Health Info Tech Required

  • Certified Procedural Coder Required

Job Professional and Managerial

Organization: Coding and Charge Entry 108480

Title: Assistant Director, Pediatric Coding Management

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks (OHO)

Requisition ID: 1804057

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.