Vanderbilt University Medical Center Registered Nurse, PRN, TVC Observation Unit - Nights in Nashville, Tennessee

RegisteredNurse, TVC Observation Unit

PRN - Night Shift

Requisition1704803

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UnitSummary

TVC Observation Unit, also known as (TOBS), is an exciting fast-paced 35 bed unit located on the first floor of the TVC clinic. All rooms are private and are centrally monitored if clinically indicated.

To work in the TVC Observation Unit, our nurses need strong assessment skills, the ability to think critically and adapt to new challenges, along with strong communication skills to care for our patient population and work with our interdisciplinary teams.

As an Observation unit we are dedicated to our patients by providing quality care with attention to clinical expertise, evidence based practice, patient safety and positive outcomes.

About the TVC Observation unit:

Patient Population

Our patient population includes, but is not limited to care of the adult patient with a variety of medical diagnoses of the pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine system, infectious disease, other medical conditions, cardiac and minor surgeries. Patients on our unit may have an average length of stay of 48 hours to four days. As an Observation Unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center, we are dedicated to our patients by providing quality care with attention to clinical expertise, evidence-based practice, patient safety and positive outcomes. We utilize an interdisciplinary team approach along the continuum of care in an effort to provide balance for the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs for every patient and their family.

Staffing

The Leadership team is comprised of a Unit Manager and 2 Clinical Staff Leaders. The unit also shares the support of a Nursing Education Specialist, and Administrative Assistant.

The staff is comprised of Registered Nurses, Care Partners, and Medical Receptionists.

Nursing assignments are determined by both acuity and patient census, staffing ratios are 1:5, but may require 1:6. Care partners routinely have an 11 patient assignment.

Orientation

All RNs are required to attend centralized hospital and clinical nursing, orientation, in addition to unit orientation. Orientation is individualized as needed but lasts on average 6-8 weeks. Unit-based orientation is preceptor-based.

Certifications

One year of direct patient care experience preferred in a clinical setting, BLS certification, along with successful completion of basic arrhythmia didactic classes and testing is required.

Your Role:

You will apply the nursing process to plan and implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. Effectively communicate 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. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/requirements/nursing1.pdf .

Position Shift:

· PRN, Night Shift

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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Learn more about Vanderbilt nursing

· Nursing Careers: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/index.html

· Benefits: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/benefits.html

· Philosophy: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/philosophy.html

· Leadership: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.html

· Shared Governance: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.html

· Professional Development: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.html

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

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

Job requirements: Graduate of an approved Nursing degree program, active Tennessee RN license, and 6 months of experience.

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

Registered Nurse

Job Registered Nurse

Organization: Clinical Transition Unit/Night 200347

Title: Registered Nurse, PRN, TVC Observation Unit - Nights

Location: TN-Nashville-The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC)

Requisition ID: 1704803