Vanderbilt University Medical Center Assistant to the Chair in Nashville, Tennessee
Assistant to the Chair :
In your fast-paced, pivotal and rewarding role as Executive to the Chair in Hearing & Speech Sciences, you will provide administrative and business support to the Chairperson or other faculty as requested by the Chairperson independently. You will be managing calendars, travel arrangements, and other administrative tasks to meet the needs of the Chair.
Hearing & Speech Sciences provides clinical services across the entire age range for those with communication disorders (e.g., hearing loss, aphasia, stuttering, traumatic brain injury, etc.). We also have a robust education and research program with which you will interact. For more information, please visit https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/hearing and/or https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/hearing-speech/
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Performs key administrative functions that support the Chair's leadership in department's patient care, research and educational activities.
Manages multifaceted department logistics and Chair's calendar for meetings and conferences, including travel and catering.
Works closely with other team members to assure the Chairperson's preparation for meetings, presentations or other engagements.
Compiles and prepares correspondence and other materials for the Chairperson.
Provides administrative support for internal and external committees.
Serves as an ambassador to internal and external constituents.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
CLERICAL/ADMINISTRATIVE: Clerical/Administration is a skill which includes most clerical and administrative functions typically carried out by secretaries, administrators and others who perform a clerical role. Among the duties are: Ad Hoc Reporting, Calendar Maintenance, Data Entry, Document Duplication, Document Filing and Maintenance, Document Preparation, Employee Record Maintenance, Employee Time Recording, Faxing and Electronic Mailing, Inventory Management, Mail Sorting and Distribution, Meeting Coordination and Scheduling, Message Management, Receptionist Tasks, Special Projects, Spreadsheet Preparation, Travel Arrangements, and Word Processing and Typing.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: A continuing focus on the needs and requirements of customers, anticipating their needs, remaining sensitive to customers while performing services for them, responsive to customer needs.
AD HOC REPORTING: The ability to access information from databases and prepare reports.
NETWORKING: Build relationships through industry contacts, professional organizations and individuals.
PURCHASING: Experienced in authorizing and administering procurement contracts and contract changes within designated commitment authority. Has had a prominent role in procurement, materials management, sourcing and logistics management, and supply chain management that fall within the scope of responsibility. Acts as an authorized agent of the company with responsibility for managing supplier-related activities and authority to commit company resources through contracts and agreements. Keeps current on competitors' buying practices. Conducts studies for new materials and services. Works with Sales and Marketing to translate a sales forecast into a procurement plan.
HUMAN RESOURCES POLICIES AND PROCEDURES : Knowledge, adherence and application of human resources policies and procedures.
Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.
Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
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:
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:
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:
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.
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.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience)
3 years' relevant work experience
MS Office to include proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Excellent writing and editing skills
Experience with REDCap, BrightSpace
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.
Organization: Hearing And Speech 104782
Title: Assistant to the Chair
Location: TN-Nashville-Medical Center East (MCE) - South Tower
Requisition ID: 2010201
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