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Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: R-16176
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 diverse 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. Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and 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.
Hours of Position:
PRN, night shift; minimum 4 shifts within a 6 week schedule including 1 major and 1 minor holiday.
The Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH), also known as VWCH ICU is located on the first floor at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital. This is a 12 bed unit and the typical Nurse to patient ratio is 1:2.The environment on our unit is team-oriented, educational-focused, and upbeat.
We care for critically ill adult patients 18 years and older who are being treated for cardiovascular conditions, acute respiratory failure, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), sepsis, drug overdose, gastrointestinal bleeds, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), hypertensive crisis, acute/chronic renal failure, and liver failure. Our patients are unique because of the diverse diagnosis we provide care for.
One of the perks of working on our unit is the teamwork and family-like feel we have built together. We work hard to provide exceptional care to our patients. We also provide continuous training for our staff to ensure our patients receive the exceptional care they deserve.
Our nurses are successful because they have critical thinking skills, a strong desire to learn, and a robust set of skills for any diagnosis that we may treat.
We orient new nurses to our unit by providing a 12-week orientation with a dedicated preceptor.
WE ENCOURAGE PROFESSIONAL GROWTH.
If your career goal is to develop strong critical care skills and gain clinical knowledge on a variety of diagnoses, the Intensive Care Unit at VWCH can help with this by providing a strong foundation in critical care pathways and critical thinking skills in a strong teamwork environment.
Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. EOE/AA/Women/Minority/Vets/Disabled
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES* Collaborates in establishing the plan of care, coordinates and implements care delivery while anticipating patient care needs across the continuum.* Analyzes comprehensive information pertinent to the patient's care and management to determine nursing diagnosis.* Continually utilizes the nursing process to evaluate patient's progress towards goals and applies appropriate interventions to ensure effective outcomes.* Employs strategies to promote health and a safe and healthy environment.* The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES* Care Planning (Novice): Demonstrates ability to anticipate resource needs, identify distinct tasks, set priorities, schedule activities, meet deadlines, and organize work within areas of direct responsibility. Competently handles multiple assignments often simultaneously by prioritizing work into manageable and measurable units. Ability to adapt to changes to patient care and area needs with minimal disruption and loss of productivity. Follows up to assure problems and issues are resolved.* Nursing Patient Education (Novice): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency in providing patient education in practical applications of moderate difficulty.* Nursing Patient Assessment & Evaluation (Novice): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate the ability to assess and evaluate patients in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Conducts primary care patient interviews and physical examinations. Demonstrates sufficient acumen to recognize problems, ask questions and to contact the patient's primary care provider and other members of the healthcare team. Has experience in gathering pertinent clinical data that aid in referral, treatment, or other primary care pathways.* Evidence-Based Practice (Novice): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully search for evidence to answer clinical questions. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
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.
As a Vanderbilt University Medical Center employee, you make a difference to our patients and their families by bringing compassion and care to those in need of hope and healing. Please see our current employee benefits offered:
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