Vanderbilt University Medical Center Registered Nurse 2 CC Neuro Surgery in Nashville, Tennessee

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 at .

\$15,000 Signing Bonus for BSN-Prepared Nurses

Relocation Assistance Provided

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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.

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Department/Unit Summary:

The Vanderbilt Adult Medicine Perioperative Services Group consists of 61 Adult Operating Rooms including:

  • Cardio/Thoracic

  • Neurosurgery

  • Trauma/Renal/Hepatobiliary

  • Robotics

  • Orthopedics

  • Otolaryngology/Head and Neck

Your Role:

Our circulating nurses are an important part of the surgical team in our highly-technical, cutting edge environment. In addition to preparing the operating room, the nurse checks the stock of supplies and instruments. Problem-solving is a regular duty of a circulating nurse. Equipment must be checked and double-checked. If something is missing or not in working order, the circulating nurse finds a solution. As a patient advocate, the circulating nurse interacts with the patient before surgery and serves as a patient protector during surgery. Assessing the patient right before surgery is critical to making sure that all required prep was completed. Serving as a patient advocate and safety monitor, the circulating nurse observes the surgery and ensures that no aspect of patient care is missed. They also study data and respond quickly if any concerns arise. Our circulating nurses are highly-skilled and provide exceptional, high-quality care.

Position Qualifications:

  • Job requires graduate of an approved nursing program and 1 year of OR Circulating nursing experience or the equivalent.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) licensure

Position Shift:

  • Day and Night Shift available. Multiple shift hours available based on specialty and volume.

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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Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  1. Core Accountabilities

a. 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.

b. Problem Solving/Complexity of Work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.

c. Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.

d. Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.

  1. Key Responsibilities

a. Collaborates in establishing the plan of care, coordinates and implements care delivery while anticipating patient care needs across the continuum.

b. Analyzes comprehensive information pertinent to the patient's care and management to determine nursing diagnosis.

c. Continually utilizes the nursing process to evaluate patient's progress towards goals and applies appropriate interventions to ensure effective outcomes.

d. Employs strategies to promote health and a safe and healthy environment.

  1. Core Capabilities: Supporting Colleagues

a. Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas

b. Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships

c. Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences

  1. Core Capabilities: Delivering Excellent Services

a. Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them

b. Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions

c. Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness

  1. Core Capabilities: Ensuring High Quality

a. Performs excellent work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly

b. Ensures continuous improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them

c. Fulfills safety and regulatory requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring

  1. Core Capabilities: Managing Resources Effectively

a. Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure

b. Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area

c. Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities

  1. Core Capabilities: Fostering Innovation

a. Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches

b. Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges

c. Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements

  1. Technical Capabilities

a. 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.

b. 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.

c. Nursing Patient Education: Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency in providing patient education in practical applications of moderate difficulty.

d. 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.

Job requires Graduate of an approved discipline specific program and 1 year of experience or the equivalent.

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

Registered Nurse

Job Registered Nurse - Critical Care

Organization: Neuro Surgery 201061

Title: Registered Nurse 2 CC Neuro Surgery

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Requisition ID: 1805807

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