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Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville, TN
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Your Role:

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.

Relocation Assistance Available & $15,000 Sign-On Bonus for ASN or BSN

  Department/Unit Summary:

Vanderbilt Clinical Neurosciences in Nashville, Tenn., is a leader in treating brain, spine and nervous system disorders. Collaboration is key in caring for such complex issues. That's why Vanderbilt neurosurgeons, neurologists and other experts team up to care for you. Our teams treat all neurological conditions including brain tumors; epilepsy; headaches; Parkinson's, essential tremor and other movement disorders; stroke, and muscular sclerosis, among others.

Read about exciting new developments happening only at Vanderbilt!

  • The ICU nursing 2 to 1
  • Stepdown is 3 or 4 to 1
  • Care partner and charge nurse help all
  • Medical receptionist
  • Run by anesthesia so always providers or NPs available
  • Taking care of neurologically compromised patients
  • Surgical patients/neuro interventional patients/stroke/complex spine/general neuro patients/Gilly and bray
  • Turn over 12 to 15 beds a day.  Can be less than that
  • Night shift does 6 weekend shifts per 6 weeks, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are all considered weekend shifts.  Day shift does 4 per 6 weeks but Saturday and Sunday are only considered weekend shifts for dayshift.

All new hires start on Night Shift 7pm-7am 

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.


Click here to view how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrated the difference they make each and every day: 

Celebrate 2019

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:

Learn more about VUMC Nursing:

·        Nursing Careers:

·        Benefits:

·        Our Nursing Philosophy:

·        Our Nursing Leadership:

·        Shared Governance:

·        Education & Professional Development:

·        Life In Nashville:

  • VUMC Nursing:


Position Qualifications:
  • Graduate of an approved Nursing Program
  • Active Tennessee RN license
  • 6 months of RN experience
Physical Requirements/ Strengths Needed "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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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