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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Registered Nurse PRN Medicine Stepdown Unit in Nashville, Tennessee

Registered Nurse PRN Medicine Stepdown Unit - 2108388

Job : Registered Nurse - Critical Care

Primary Location : TN-Nashville-Medical Center East (MCE) - North Tower

Organization : 8 Med Center East - Cohort 40 200074

Shift: : 7am - 7pm

Description

Job Summary:

The Medicine Stepdown Unit Registered Nurse will apply the nursing process to plan and implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. The Medicine Stepdown Unit Registered Nurse effectively communicates pertinent patient/family information to the health care team. Collaborate in establishing patient goals and evaluates progress to ensure effective outcomes. Further your professional growth by engaging in learning activities according to the Board of Nursing standards.

Department/Unit Summary:

We are located on the 8th floor of Medical Center East at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

The environment on our unit is friendly, focused on teamwork, and flexible to accommodate our patients’ needs.

We care for adult patients 18 and older who are being treated for a variety of medical diagnoses.

Our patients are unique because of their diverse diagnoses and specialized medical needs.

One of the perks of working on my unit is the rare opportunity to be a part of a brand new unit and have an impact on the unit’s growth. With 37 beds, we are the largest unit within Vanderbilt University Hospital.

Our nurses are successful because they have strong assessment and communication skills, rely on each for support, and adapt easily to new challenges.

We orient new nurses to our unit by providing a seven-week unit specific orientation with dedicated preceptors.

Position Shift:

  • PRN position. We offer self scheduling and schedules are posted in six week increments.

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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

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.

Our Nursing Philosophy:

We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.

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  • Shared Governance : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/shared-governance.html

  • Education & Professional Development : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.html

  • Life In Nashville : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/nashville.html

  • VUMC Nursing : http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vanderbilt-nursing

Basic Qualifications

Graduate of an approved Nursing degree program (or equivalent experience) and 6 months' relevant experience.

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

  • Registered Nurse Required

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

Sensory

  • Frequent: 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.

  • Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Req ID: 2108388

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

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