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Registered Nurse 2 - Transplant & Surgical Care Stepdown Unit $20k Signing Bonus

Vanderbilt Health
Nashville, Tennessee , United States (on-site)
16 days ago

Description

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse for the Transplant & Surgical Care Stepdown Unit applies the nursing process to plan and implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. The Registered Nurse for the Transplant & Surgical Care Stepdown Unit 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.
  • Signing Bonus - $20,000
  • Relocation Assistance Available


Department/Unit Summary:

The Transplant and Surgical Care Stepdown unit specializes for adult patients who are being treated for end-stage liver disease, end-stage kidney disease, surgical weight loss, peritoneal dialysis, transplant patients (pre-transplant, transplant, post-transplant) of the kidney, liver or pancreas. Our patients are unique because of their diverse specialized diagnoses and needs. One of the perks of working on our unit is the opportunity to work with a team of nurses who pride themselves on teamwork and consider our unit a family.
  • In 2021 we achieved a new record with 645 transplants performed, giving us a UNOS ranking as the fifth-largest transplant center in the country.
  • Vanderbilt is the largest kidney transplant program in Tennessee, performing more than 250 transplants each year.
  • Vanderbilt is one of the oldest and largest kidney transplant programs in the country, providing patients with excellent outcomes and access to innovative new research and treatments.
  • Vanderbilt is one of only two pancreas transplant programs in Tennessee.
  • Vanderbilt performs more liver transplants than any other program in Tennessee.

Position Shift:

Full-time (36 hours/week), night shift (7p-7a). We offer self scheduling and schedules are posted in six week increments.

View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day:

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.

Learn more about VUMC Nursing:
  • Nursing Careers: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/index.htmlli
  • Benefits: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/benefits.htmlli
  • Our Nursing Philosophy: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/philosophy.htmlli
  • Our Nursing Leadership: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.htmlli
  • Shared Governance: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/shared-governance.htmlli
  • Education & Professional Development: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.htmlli
  • Life In Nashville: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/nashville.htmlli
  • VUMC Nursing: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vanderbilt-nursingli


Position Qualifications:

Required:
  • Graduate of an Approved Nursing Program
  • Active TN Registered Nurse License
  • 6 Months of Registered Nurse Experience

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: 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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Job Information

  • Job ID: 67866381
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee , United States
  • Company Name For Job: Vanderbilt Health
  • Position Title: Registered Nurse 2 - Transplant & Surgical Care Stepdown Unit $20k Signing Bonus
  • Job Function: Registered Nurse

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