Oct 08, 2020

RN, Palliative Care

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Nashville, TN, USA

Job Description

Your Role:

The Registered Nurse, Palliative Care, will apply the nursing process to plan and implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. The Palliative Care RN effectively communicates pertinent patient/family information to the health care team. Collaborate in establishing patient goals and evaluates progress to ensure effective outcomes. Further your professional growth by engaging in learning activities according to the Board of Nursing standards. Relocation Assistance available.

Department/Unit Summary

We are a 16-bed in-patient unit. We care for patients who are approaching or are at the end of life. Aggressive symptom management, complex discharge planning, and emotional support of patients and families are at the core of what we do. In addition, we care for general medicine patients undergoing a wide variety of treatment modalities from admission through discharge. We always aim to provide excellent care for all of our patients.

We care for critically ill patients in a non-ICU environment so strong assessment skills and confidence in practice abilities are a must. We manage many patients with complex needs which include mechanical ventilation and titrated infusions. The staff works to meet each individual patient and family needs and goals. They work to make them comfortable and safe regardless of the treatment options or discharge plans.

Our nurses are ELNEC trained and ongoing education is provided and encouraged. If you want to help ease the transition from life to death, while providing excellent care for all, where teamwork is valued and a multidisciplinary approach is utilized, this is the place for you.


Position Shift: This is a 12-hour shift, 36 hours per week, night shift position. The schedule is made for six weeks which will include 12 weekend shifts (Friday and Saturday nights). We offer self-scheduling.

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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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