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Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: R-7149
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:
Part-time, 24 hours/week, 7p-7a
The Critical Care Unit, also known as the VBCH CCU is located on the 2nd floor at Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital (VBCH). This is an 8 bed unit and the typical Nurse to patient ratio is 1:2/3.The environment on our unit is challenging, inclusive, and passionate about patient care.We care for critically Ill adult patients ages 18 and above who are being treated for diabetic ketoacidosis, sepsis, congestive heart failure, acute respiratory distress, hypertensive crisis, ETOH withdrawal, drug overdose, and more. Our patients are unique because they consist of a wide variety of critically ill people which allows us to utilize our critical thinking and assessment skills to help each patient on the road to recovery.One of the perks of working on our unit is the culture that Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital has to offer. Because we are a smaller facility, all our co-workers are consistent and friendly faces.Our nurses are successful because they have a passion for patient care, the ability to think critically and take executive action, and a wide array of critical care knowledge as their foundation for nursing.We orient new nurses to our unit by providing individualized 1:1 training through our orientation process accompanied with continuous follow-up and communication regarding progress.
If your career goal is to develop a significant level of critical care knowledge, our VBCH CCU can help with this by creating a strong foundation of nursing care and providing you with opportunities for growth.
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* NURSING PATIENT ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION HOME CARE(NOVICE): : Possesses ample fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate the ability to assess and evaluate patients in practical applications of moderate difficulty in the home setting. The RN Home Care works autonomously to provide safe, thorough and effective physician-ordered care in the home setting. Conducts primary care patient interviews, assesses the safety of the home environment and performs a comprehensive physical assessment. The RN Home Care demonstrates appropriate acumen to recognize problems, ask questions and to contact the patient's primary care provider.* Nursing Patient Education (Novice): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency in providing patient education in practical applications of moderate difficulty.* 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.* Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice (Novice): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully search for nutrition 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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