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Registered Nurse RN Surgical Stepdown

Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

  • 2216260Job Registered Nurse - Critical CarePrimary Location TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)Organization 9N Surgical Stepdown 10 201969
    Your Role:The Registered Nurse, Surgical Stepdown will apply the nursing process to plan and implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. The RN 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.$20,000 SIGNING BONUS for eligible new hires. $15,000 Relocation Stipend for eligible new hiresDepartment/Unit Summary:The Surgical Stepdown unit (9 North) is a 27 bed progressive care inpatient adult unit. Our unit is a critical care unit that specializes in the care of the post-operative surgical patient including thoracic surgery, oncology-endocrine surgery, emergency general surgery, and head & neck surgery, among others. The patients admitted to the surgical step-down unit generally require cardiac monitoring, continuous pulse-oximetry, and more frequent assessments and interventions than can be provided in the general acute care setting. Our focus is to provide high quality intensive patient care to a diverse patient population with a wide variety of surgeries and diagnosis. Our nurses must be familiar with a range of treatments and types of care while also thinking critically to meet the needs of a more acute patient population. A typical shift includes frequent assessments and interventions for patients requiring cardiac and respiratory monitoring while also mobilizing patients to facilitate progress along their plan of care. Our unit provides our staff with the opportunity for professional and personal growth in a fast paced work environment. It is a great place to learn and grow clinically and prepares our nurses to face challenging situations and environments as they progress through their careers.
    Position Shift:
    • Full-time
    • Days (7am-7pm)
    • Nights (7pm-7am)View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrated the difference they make every day:
      Discover VUMC: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.
      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:
      • Affordable High Quality Health Plan Options
      • Dental and /or vision plan
      • 403 (b) retirement plan
      • Paid Time off (flex PTO)
      • Tuition Reimbursement and adoption assistance (maximums applied)
      • Short-Long term disability
      • Subsidized backup childcare
      • And many more... Ask us about our current inpatient nursing supplemental Pay Program!Achieve the RemarkableLearn more about VUMC Nursing:
        Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and 1 year relevant experience

        Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
        • Registered Nurse RequiredPhysical 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: 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.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.

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