This posting was seen on [HealthLiteracy 4631]  Director, Patient Education and Health Literacy for Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking a Director, Patient Education and Health Literacy to lead the implementation of health literacy standards for Vanderbilt Hospitals, which includes 600-bed Vanderbilt University Medical Center and The Monroe Carrell Children’s Hospital; Vanderbilt Medical Group and Clinic, with over 1,200 physicians; and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, ranked #15 in US News and World Reports annual ranking of graduate medical education.

This newly created position will establish the strategic plan for the Health Information Center, oversee the development of patient education content and material, and coordinate metrics to measure communication effectiveness. Focusing on operational partnerships, this highly visible role will initiate graphic and readability standards across the medical center and support new patient education programs.

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt University was listed among Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 2009.  Vanderbilt University and Medical Center is the largest private employer in middle Tennessee and second largest in the state, employing more than 19,700 and has an annual regional economic impact of approximately $5 billion of which the Medical Center’s impact totals over $3.4 billion.

Successful candidate will offer:

  • Master’s Degree with at least 10 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated success in health literacy and patient education
  • Experience in an academic medical center or highly complex organization
  • Passion for patient education, quality, and safety
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Please send inquiries and resumes in confidence to:

Page Ettle


Grant Cooper & Associates

800-886-4690 x104

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