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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Sr. Project Manager (Finance Project Mgmt & Dept Systems) in Nashville, Tennessee

Sr. Project Manager (Finance Project Mgmt & Dept Systems) - 2105322

Job : Accounting and Finance

Primary Location : TN-Nashville-Crystal Terrace

Organization : Finance-Proj Mgmt & Dept Sys 108522

Shift: : First Shift


Senior Project Manager (Dept Systems)


Responsible for leading activities of the project team independently. Identifies appropriate resources needed, and develops schedules to ensure time completion of project. Coordinates the activities of the team by becoming familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member. Leads project teams, coaches the development of other staff and implements multiple complex projects.


  • Develops project plans, goals and objectives in collaboration with project and department leadership.

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

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

  • Assures successful implementation of people, process and systems changes to support redefined service delivery model.

  • 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.


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

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

PROJECT PLANNING - (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates ability to forecast resource needs, identify and break work down into discrete and measurable tasks, set priorities, define dependencies, schedule activities, prepare acceptance criteria and organize work for large, complex projects requiring diverse functions and/or operations. Continuously monitors and follows up on buyins and commitments. Competently handles multiple projects simultaneously, balancing and scheduling tasks requiring dependencies and those which can be accomplished independently. Accurately estimates and plans complex projects and assignments. Maintains perspective between the overall picture and the details. Is proficient in the advanced features of project management tools.

GAP ANALYSIS (ADVANCED): - Analyzes the difference between the current and desired state. The ability to draw appropriate and valid conclusions from data presented, sifting through data to determine the most significant elements. Identifying common elements and themes in situations and actions, recognizing cause and effect relationships.

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.

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.


  • 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.



    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.

Basic Qualifications

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

Req ID: 2105322

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