Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program Manager (Neonatology - Research) in Nashville, Tennessee

ProgramManager (Neonatology - Research)


Your Role:

This position will serve as a Program Manager of the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC) focused on the Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and the Opioid Exposed Newborn Initiatives. This initiative will assist participating Tennessee birthing hospitals and nurseries in setting up systems to provide patients best care practices regarding this epidemic.

Participating hospitals will work together to:

  • implement best practice protocols

  • develop strategies to facilitate mother-baby dyad care

  • understand and map various state resources for thispopulation

  • improve provider and patient education on care forthese women and children with special emphasis on non-pharmacologicalmanagement of OENs

  • facilitate state-wide based research and qualityimprovement initiatives to improve pregnancy and neonatal outcomes inbirthing hospitals across the state by providing opportunities forcollaborative learning, rapid response data and hospital team QI support.

Key Functions

This position will serve as administrative, QI, and educational support to the state medical director, state Nursing QI consultant, state project director, data and advisory groups as well as support all local hospital teams. It will also coordinate efforts with ACOG’s Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM). This project will also include IPPLARC sustainment.

This position will include three main areas: (1) project coordination; (2) education and spread throughout the state of best practices; (3) collaborative communications.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • managing communications for all stakeholders includingsetting meetings and communicating updates to multiple groups.

  • working closely with team leaders, including nursing,midwife and physician leaders, and families, from participating birthinghospitals.

  • creating updated slides, including data, forpresentations at multiple levels.

  • working on website development/maintenance, brandingand event planning for statewide events, as well as education resourcesfor teams such as videos, etc.

  • assisting with producing grant reports to fundingorganizations.

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 3 years’ experience

Position Shift:

Monday – Friday Day Shift

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Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 3 years relevant experience

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

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.


  • 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.


  • 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 Research

Organization: Neonatology 104610

Title: Program Manager (Neonatology - Research)

Location: TN-Nashville-DOT - VCH Doctor's Office Tower

Requisition ID: 1901913

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