Jul 09, 2024

VIPMS Gallatin Staff Nurse - CMA, LPN, or RN

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Gallatin, TN 37066, USA
General Nursing Licensed Practical Nurse Operating Room

Job Description


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 diverse 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. Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and 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.


VIP MS Pt Svc - Gallatin

Job Summary:

The Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN) works in close collaboration with the licensed Advanced Practice Clinician to evaluate the patient’s reason for visit. All patient care activities are undertaken with the delegation/supervision of a licensed professional. In accordance with VIP standards and licensure regulations, under the adequate supervision of a licensed professional, the LPN uses and documents the nursing process to plan, deliver and evaluate goal-focused, individualized, safe, age-specific care for patients.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Customer Service • Uses current technology to pull patients expeditiously from waiting rooms to exam areas. • Proactively communicates delays to patients. Regulates patient flow/check-in as per protocol. Assists and covers the front desk and phones as needed. • Demonstrates professional behavior in all setting visible to patients and visitors. • Proactively identifies patient/visitor needs and takes steps to assist. • Applies age specific/cultural considerations to the patients. • Planning and Managing Care • athers screening and other data for the health care team. • Demonstrates individual and team accountability by meeting basic patient/family needs: • Accompanies patients/families to exam rooms • Prepares patient for examination • Performs diagnostic testing (e.g. spirometry). • Works with MD/provider to maintain efficient, effective clinic flow; checks schedules and organizes patient flow. • Assists MD/provider with routine office procedure and collects lab specimens • Maintains patient’s charts and other patient care documents within the electronic health record. • Prepares diagnostic testing requisitions. • Communicates patient needs to MD/provider through accurate use of electronic health record task system. • Ensures cleanliness of exam room equipment, instruments; and keeps exam rooms adequately stocked. • Notifies appropriate staff member when supply inventory is low to ensure that clinic is adequately stocked. • Assists in maintain • Patient/Family Education • Distributes patient family education material as directed by providers. • Incorporates a variety of resources to teach & support patient and family learning (e.g., nebulizer training) • Continuous Learning • Participates in staff meetings. • Develops and achieves personal and professional goals. • Contributes to the achievement of VIP goals. • Participates in the quality improvement through data collection and documentation. • Communication and Collaboration • Communicates and collaborates effectively with all members of the health care team. • Coordinate’s clinic flow to optimize efficiencies. • Uses EHR effectively. • Personal behavior positively influences environment. • Receives feedback in a respectful and positive manner. • Lab Duties • Analysis of specimens • Identifies and processes patient samples using appropriate laboratory protocol, inclusive of laboratory safety protocol. • Performs analysis using appropriate procedures including reagent preparation and appropriate QC. • Operates instruments and equipment accurately and efficiently using established protocol and QC checks. • Completes analysis within established time deadlines. • Evaluation of results • Evaluates results obtained from patient and QC samples to assure validity before reporting values. • Laboratory compliance • Maintains files per individual laboratory protocol. • Performs and documents corrective and preventive maintenance and instrument function checks and records per department policy and protocol, both routine and periodic. • Recognizes and documents instrument malfunction and takes corrective action by performing repairs or notifying a supervisor. • Restocks, documents receipt of, opening, and expiration • Regular and reliable attendance required • All other duties as assigned 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: Performs tasks that are typically routine that may impact team's performance with occasional guidance. * Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes some discretion and research to solve routine problems. * Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards, established processes and procedure that apply to your own job. * Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level co-workers.

Core Capabilities :

Supporting Colleagues : Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.- Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner. Delivering Excellent Services: - Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.- Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns in a timely manner. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department. Managing Resources Effectively : - Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error. Fostering Innovation : - Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them. - Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action. - Adapts to Change: Embraces changes by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.

Position Qualifications:



LIC-Licensed Practical Nurse - Tennessee

Work Experience:

Relevant Work Experience

Experience Level:

3 years


Graduate of an approved discipline specific program

Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. EOE/AA/Women/Minority/Vets/Disabled