Relocation Assistant (Based on Distance) and Signing Bonus ($10,000)
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. The mission of VUMC is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
The Adult Emergency Room is the Level 1 Trauma Center for Middle Tennessee with 88 treatment areas including four trauma bays. We are one of the busiest emergency rooms in the country and see 69,000 patients annually. We have the ability to quickly diagnose through our use of two CT scanners and an x-ray machine for the Adult ER. We are a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center, and the Designated Level 1 Burn Center for the region.
A typical shift for our nurses includes participating in a team shift report prior to receiving their primary assignment. We work within a pod environment with each nurse typically having a 4:1 patient/nurse ratio. Our department utilizes a team approach to perform primary nursing with the assistance of Paramedics, AEMTs and Care Partners. Our nurses encounter a diverse patient population every day, with assignments ranging from the acute and critically-ill to non-acute and fast track patients. Other assignments include trauma and triage. Our nurses have told us one of their favorite things about working in Vanderbilt's Adult ER is the opportunity to provide input on the care plan for their patients. They have said they feel valued for their expertise and operate at a respected level in care planning. They have the opportunity to work with some of the finest Emergency Medicine practitioners and educators in the world at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Our Emergency Medicine Chairman
Our Chairman of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Corey Slovis, is one of Emergency Medicine's most famous educators and routinely teaches at the largest gatherings of our specialty. He has won the American College of Emergency Physicians' Speaker of the Year Award and the Hal Jayne Award for Academic Excellence from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine . He was one of the first Vanderbilt faculty members to be named as a Master Clinical Teacher by the Dean and has been selected as Best Clinical Professor by the graduating medical school classes at every institution he has taught at, having won this award seven times in his career. Dr. Slovis has two teaching awards named after him: Vanderbilt's Corey M. Slovis Bedside Teaching Award and the Major Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors Consortium's Corey M. Slovis Award for Excellence in Education. Dr. Slovis was awarded again earlier this year with the following national award for Academic Leadership:
External candidates with one year of individual or combined nursing experience in an emergency room (ER) or intensive care unit (ICU)
Internal candidates with one year of experience in any specialty will be considered
BLS, ACLS, and PALS strongly preferred
TNCC, ATCN, CEN, CCRN, EMT and EMT-P are all highly desirable
Typically 36-hours per week, 12 hour shifts
All new nurses start on night shift and move to other shifts based on seniority
We offer self-scheduling through our software, VandyWorks
Nurses schedule themselves to work two weekend shifts (Saturday and Sunday nights) every third weekend. Holidays rotate in much the same way with three summer holidays and three winter holidays rotated.
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 ), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
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
American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
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
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.
Achieve the Remarkable (Recruiter, include this section for all nursing positions only, delete for all others)
Registered Nurses who have their BSN degree and at least six months of RN experience may be eligible for the sign-on bonus for certain departments.
The sign on bonus is not applicable to current VUMC staff or former staff who have worked for VUMC in the past two years
Applies the nursing process to plan and implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. Effectively communicates pertinent patient/family information to the health care team. Collaborates in establishing patient goals and evaluates progress to ensure effective outcomes. Furthers professional growth by engaging in learning activities according to the Board of Nursing standards. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here .
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.
Problem Solving/Complexity of Work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.
Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
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.
Core Capabilities: Supporting Colleagues
Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas
Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships
Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences
Core Capabilities: Delivering Excellent Services
Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them
Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness
Core Capabilities: Ensuring High Quality
Performs excellent work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly
Ensures continuous improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them
Fulfills safety and regulatory requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring
Core Capabilities: Managing Resources Effectively
Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure
Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities
Core Capabilities: Fostering Innovation
Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches
Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges
Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements
Nursing Patient Assessment & Evaluation: 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.
Care Planning: 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: Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency in providing patient education in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
Evidence-Based Practice: Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully search for evidence to answer clinical questions. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
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.