Oct 08, 2020

Registered Nurse-VDAT Discharge Care Center

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Nashville, TN, USA

Job Description

Job Summary:The Registered Nurse with Vanderbilt Discharge and Transitions position is located at our new Discharge Care Center and is responsible for managing medical concerns and patient education to prevent readmissions. The work is unique and highly specialized for transitions in care. The DCC touches every patient discharged from the Adult Hospital to home. Applies the nursing process to plan and implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. 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.
Department Summary:Vanderbilt Discharge and Transitions is an innovative and cutting-edge program that supports Vanderbilt University Hospital’s mission. The program focuses on development, implementation and oversight of standard guidelines and innovative alternative care delivery models to ensure excellent, patient centered, and reliable care delivery for patients during time of discharge and transitions out of the hospital. The program oversees all efforts related to hospital discharge, transition of care and readmission reduction for adult patients. VDAT is a start-up, allowing the staff to set the course and culture as well as providing the opportunity to play a key role in this venture as part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Position Shift:
  • Nights (7:30pm-7:00am)
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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. Achieve the Remarkable:Learn more about VUMC Nursing: Additional Responsibilities:
  • Collaborates in establishing the plan of care, coordinates and implements care delivery while anticipating patient care needs across the continuum.
  • Analyzes comprehensive information pertinent to the patient's care and management to determine nursing diagnosis.
  • Continually utilizes the nursing process to evaluate patient's progress towards goals and applies appropriate interventions to ensure effective outcomes.
  • Employs strategies to promote health and a safe and healthy environment.
  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.