Feb 28, 2024

Clinical Nurse Spec Inpatient

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Nashville, TN, USA

Job Description



Job Summary:

Performs a wide range of nursing clinical, consultative, educational and research activities with established expertise. Serves as a mentor and leader in the development of standards and in the training and monitoring of practice to achieve and maintain those standards.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Acts as an internal and external consultant and liaison to promote agreed upon clinical enterprise or Patient Care Center goals. • reviews nursing care plans for selected patients and serves as a resource to the nursing staff • teaches and models new skills/care modalities for the health care team • serves as a mentor to nursing staff on clinical, professional and research practices that support high quality, satisfying and cost beneficial care across the continuum. • Fosters individual and corporate staff development in the area of specialty • directs and/or conducts needs assessments for individuals or groups • develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates orientation and continuing education systems • Participates in scholarly and/or research activities in area of expertise. • maintains current knowledge of professional literature • conducts, coordinates or participates in research studies • writes for publication • teaches, precepts or mentors nursing students • participates in community projects • Assists in designing tools and systems to facilitate and optimize nursing care. • uses continuous improvement techniques (Plan, Do, Study, Act) to select or target areas/processes for improvement • mentors others in the continuous improvement cycle • shares results of process improvement with others on a timely basis either through verbal or written presentations • Provides expert nursing care to selected patients in area of specialty. • plans and manages patient care • provides patient and family education • prepares patient for the next level of care • addresses problems • communicates/collaborates effectively to meet patient and team goals • Under the direction of the PCC Administrative Director, participates in program development. • coordinates or directs program development • implements program(s) • evaluates program results and processes TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES

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 Remarkable:

Learn more about VUMC Nursing:

  • 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

Core Accountabilities:

* Organizational Impact: Plans and sets own objectives to deliver against responsibilities that have a direct impact on the near term results of a system or institution. * Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Solves highly complex problems and recommends solutions that may have broad impact to the function.* Breadth of Knowledge: Viewed as the technical expert at VUMC within a professional area and a broad knowledge of other professional areas. * Team Interaction: Leads complex project teams; coaches and guides team members and develops strategy for project execution.

Core Capabilities :

Supporting Colleagues: - Develops Self and Others: Acts upon constructive feedback from all levels of the organization and initiates strategies to develop talent in others. - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Leverages relationships and insight to forecast potential future needs and influence delivery of work to exceed expectations. - Communicates Effectively: Anticipates difference audience concerns, styles and finds mutually beneficial solutions across conflicting and sensitive issues. Delivering Excellent Services : - Serves Others with Compassion: Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of broad-based issues and considers the interests of others to improve satisfaction of services. - Solves Complex Problems: Critically evaluates complex information and identifies trends/risks to make recommendations to improve processes across areas. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing feedback and development discussions to motivate and support team members to maximize performance. Ensuring High Quality : - Performs Excellent Work: Anticipates problems or obstacles which may interfere with quality standards and develops plants to ensure area's quality standards are met.- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Routinely draws upon valuable learning from others, past experiences, and new information to determine key opportunities. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Develops appropriate corrective actions for unsafe environments in order to ensure operational and safety compliance. Managing Resources Effectively: - Demonstrates Accountability: Identifies potential obstacles to goal achievement and develops solutions to address those obstacles. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Creates the appropriate systems and processes to effectively manage resources. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Applies in-depth knowledge of data to recommend and implement new approaches to improve decision making capabilities. Fostering Innovation: - Generates New Ideas: Identifies opportunities and leads development of new initiatives that create value across areas. - Applies Technology: Creates the energy and drive for self/others to identify and leverage technology in new, innovative ways to drive greater efficiencies. - Adapts to Change: Anticipates the change process and clearly communicates impact on others/own team(s), assisting them in embracing the change.

Position Qualifications:



LIC-Registered Nurse - Licensure-Others

Work Experience:

Relevant Work Experience

Experience Level:

2 years



For a copy of the physical requirements of this position to determine if you can perform the duties with or without an accommodation or to request an accommodation, please contact VUMC Employee Relations at 615-343-4759 or employeerelations.vumc@vumc.org.