Vanderbilt University Medical Center Registered Nurse RN 2 Hematology/Oncology Nightshift $10,000 Sign-On Bonus in Nashville, Tennessee

Registered Nurse, Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Unit

\$10,000 Sign-On Bonus with BSN & 6 month’s experience

Relocation Assistance Offered

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Unit Description:

The Division of Hematology and Oncology conducts research and treats all types of adult cancers including solid tumor cancers and hematological (blood) disorders, as well as coagulation disorders and non-cancerous blood diseases. With over 80 faculty members representing a broad range of professional training and expertise, our dedicated team of professionals is committed to cancer care through

  • research to better understand and treat cancers;

  • state-of-the-art patient care and personalized cancer therapy;

  • clinical trials, including Phase I drug development with subsequent Phase II and Phase III testing;

  • training future cancer doctors and researchers; and

  • cancer chemotherapy, pharmacology, and biological therapy with an emphasis on solid tumors.

It is a 27-bed unit. Often the patients are coming from surgery. They may also be admitted for symptom control. It is considered a general care unit for oncology patients. Chemotherapy is administered for the hematology patients. Patient to nurse ratios are 1:3 days and 1:4 nights. The unit shares patients with Myelosuppression (stem cell replacement) from time to time. Average length of patient stay is 5.7 days but can be 28 days.

The nurses will be called to utilize their technical skills as well as emotional strengths due to the nature of the patient illness.

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Shift Information:

Night Shift: 7PM to 7AM

The nurses on this unit work three 12-hour shifts per week. Vanderbilt offers self-scheduling.

Minimum Qualifications:


· Graduate of an approved nursing program

· Minimum of six months of bedside nursing experience after graduation

Preferred or Desirable Qualifications:

· Experienced Med/Surg nurses will be trained on oncology protocols

· Oncology and chemo-therapy experience desirable

· Ability to become chemo-therapy certified within six months of hire through the assistance of VUMC

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Job Registered Nurse - Critical Care

Organization: Hematology Oncology Unit 50 200068

Title: Registered Nurse RN 2 Hematology/Oncology Nightshift \$10,000 Sign-On Bonus

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Requisition ID: 1805273