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Registered Nurse Float Pool - Medsurge/ Step-Down (Signing Bonus)

Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary: The Registered Nurse Float will apply the nursing process to plan and implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. The Float Registered Nurse effectively communicates 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. Signing Bonus: $15,000 (new hire must meet eligibility requirements) Department Summary:Float Pool Nurses provide specialty services that include but are not limited to med-surge, step-down, palliative care, oncology, and a variety of other service lines. Supplemental staffing provides a crucial service for our customers, not only to ensure safe quality patient care, but provides support for our unit colleagues as well. You will be offered opportunities to expand your knowledge and maintain an expansive skill set which will enable to you to become a resource to others. This is a full time role with premium pay. Position Shift Full-time, 7PM-7AM (36 Hours)Click here to view
how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrated the difference they make every day:Celebrate 2019 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. 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:

  • Nursing Careers: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/index.html
  • Benefits: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/benefits.html
  • Our Nursing Philosophy: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/philosophy.html
  • Our Nursing Leadership: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.html
  • Shared Governance: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/shared-governance.html
  • Education& Professional Development: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.html
  • Life In Nashville: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/nashville.html
  • VUMC Nursing: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vanderbilt-nursing Additional 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.
      Position Qualifications:Required:
      • Graduate of an approved Nursing Program
      • Active Tennessee RN license
      • One year of relevant experience
      • Acute Care Experience
      • BLS Certification
      • ACLS Certification for Step-Down and Critical Care Physical Requirements/Strengths
        needed & Physical Demands:


        • 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.


          Movement


          • 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.
          • Occasional:
            Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers
            requiring fine manipulation.
          • Frequent: Sitting:
            Remaining in seated position
          • Frequent:
            Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
          • 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: Bimanual
            Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
          • Continuous:
            Walking: Moving about on foot.


            Sensory


            • 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.


              Environmental Conditions


              • 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.*INDRN*NHCN*CA*GD

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