Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision design, test, and implement Web sites and programs to meet user needs. Design and develop user interface features, site animation and special effects elements. Provide primary user support; perform system analysis and program development on assigned projects using independent judgment. Designs website to support organizational strategies and goals.
Design new Web sites, computer programs, and systems to meet user needs:
Develop information architecture for the Web sites, including ire-framing for all levels of sites with navigation interface based on user-centered design.
Develop HTML & CSS coding using text editor to conform to web browsers on both Macintosh and Windows platforms to meet W3 standards, and ensure error-free code.
Develop graphics using Adobe Photoshop and ImageReady that use the Web-safe color palette and are optimized for quick load times.
FTP, SSH, SFTP updated HTML and graphic files to the servers as needed.
Use control system software via terminal access to coordinate efforts with others working on projects.
Assure existing programs are current and meet the needs of the user:
Ensure that the files served to the public are up-to-date with the most current information.
Conduct, or contract for, usability studies with target audiences to ensure navigation needs and goals are being met in the most efficient manner.
Analyze Web logs. Check for browser type, computer platform, connection speed, path traveled through the Web sites, and most commonly accessed pages. Compare number of unique hosts to determine percentage growth/reduction in visitation.
Submit the Web sites to major search engines.
Provide technical support to the Web responsible persons in the Department
Check email consistently for other maintenance issues.
Train and support Department staff responsible for updating Web sites.
Meet regularly and as needed with internal and external groups to develop look and feel of sites, and to establish priorities.
Provide other technical support to Department for designing, developing, and maintaining Web sites.
Identify and participate in training, education and development activities to improve knowledge and performance to sustain and enhance Department Web goals.
Subscribe to listserves dealing with Web design and programming to keep up-to-date on latest advances in the field.
Regularly visit appropriate Web sites to learn cutting-edge graphic and programming techniques.
Attend conferences on Web design and development as approved by manager.
Attend user-group meetings at Vanderbilt as well as meetings in the Nashville area to learn from peers in the field as approved by manager.
Develop appropriate documentation.
Develop design guidelines with color, font, and HTML coding standards, for Department Web sites.
Backup all sites and working files regularly and archive current and old versions of all files for easy reference of the formation of Web sites.
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 ), 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 Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.
Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disea...se.
As the largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.
Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.