Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program Director, Neurodiagnostic Technology Program in Nashville, Tennessee

Allied Health Program Director, Neurodiagnostic Technology

Requisition Number 1805595

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Department/Unit Summary

Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) is the allied health care profession that records, monitor, and analyzes nervous system function to promote the effective treatment of pathologic conditions. Technologists record electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, somatosensory or motor nerve systems using a variety of techniques and instruments. Technologists prepare data and documentation for interpretation by a physician. Considerable individual initiative, reasoning skill, and sound judgment are all expected of the neurodiagnostic professional. The most common neurodiagnostic procedures are the Electroencephalogram (EEG), Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM), Long Term Monitoring (LTM), Polysomnogram (PSG), Evoked Potentials (EP), and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS). For additional information, please visit https://ww2.mc.vanderbilt.edu/end/34198

Your Role:

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for the continuous review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of the NDT program and professional content! You will also provide leadership to support programs that are expected to experience significant change, expansion or evolution over time! Programs with add-ons should identify an appropriately credentialed individual to oversee the curriculum and training for each add-on specialty area.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops program plans, goals and objectives in collaboration with program and area leadership.

  • Provides professional and/or technical leadership in the execution of day-to-day program activities.

  • Communicates within and across department to maximize information sharing around progress, needs, inter-dependencies and accomplishments.

  • Participates in institutional task forces and other special committees related to the achievement of goals and objective.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (ADVANCED): - Planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific program goals and objectives.

PEER LEADERSHIP (ADVANCED): - The ability to show leadership and influence people of equal rank in an effort to accomplish team goals.

FINANCIAL PROCESSES (ADVANCED): - Ability to monitor costs, expenses and revenue as well as the ability to manage those costs and expenses in relation to budgeted amounts.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT (ADVANCED): - Developing a systematic process of checking to see whether a process or service is meeting specific requirements.

NETWORKING (ADVANCED): - Build relationships through industry contacts, professional organizations and individuals.

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT (ADVANCED): - Identifies, analyzes and improves upon existing business processes for optimization and to meet standards of quality.

MENTORING & COACHING (INTERMEDIATE): - The essence of training and mentoring on the job is transfer of knowledge. Whereas training can be considered more formal and scheduled, mentoring is often in the form of guidance and hands-on experiences. The reporting relationship is unimportant since the purpose is to pass on information and experiences. These discussions normally center around a person's goal of learning job procedures, content, standards, analysis and problem-solving.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Organizational Impact: Independently delivers on objectives with understanding of how they impact the results of own area/team and other related teams.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes multiple sources of data to analyze and resolve complex problems; may take a new perspective on existing solution.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has advanced knowledge within a professional area and basic knowledge across related areas.

  • Team Interaction: Acts as a go-to resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small project teams.

CORE CAPABILITIES:

SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P3):

  • Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.

  • Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.

  • Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one’s own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.

DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P3):

  • Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.

  • Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.

  • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees’ effectiveness.

ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P3):

  • Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.

  • Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.

  • Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.

MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P3):

  • Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.

  • Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.

  • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.

FOSTERING INNOVATION (P3):

  • Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.

  • Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.

  • Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.

Position Qualifications:

Required:

· Bachelors Degree

· Certification as R. EEGT (Registered Electroencephalographic Technologist)

5 years clinical and/or teaching experience

Preferred:

Volunteer positions held in professional societies connected to NeuroDiagnostic Technology that show an interest and commitment to the profession.

Position Shift:

Monday-Friday, 8-5, but flexibility to work additional hours as needed is a MUST!

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 at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/ ), 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

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Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary category requiring exertion up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

Movement

  • 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: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

Sensory

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: 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.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

Job Professional and Managerial

Organization: Allied Health 201360

Title: Program Director, Neurodiagnostic Technology Program

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Requisition ID: 1805595