Apr 20, 2021

Registered Nurse Emergency Stepdown

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Nashville, TN, USA

Job Description

Your Role:

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.

Relocation Assistance Available and

$10,000 Signing Bonus for ASN and BSN

Department/Unit Summary:

The Emergency Room C Pod is a new fast-paced stepdown unit of special nurses for boarded and ESI level patients. It is an expansion of one of our three pods, C Pod, and will have 33 beds. Our nurses encounter a diverse patient population every day, with assignments ranging from the acute and critically-ill to non-acute and fast track patients.

To work in the C Pod, our nurses need strong assessment skills, the ability to think critically and adapt to new challenges, along with strong communication skills to care for our patient population and work with our interdisciplinary teams. It is a great unit for building and developing skills to launch a career in the ED!

Position Shift:
This is a 12-hour shift, 36 hours per week position. The schedule is made for six weeks and we offer self-scheduling. We currently have openings on nights (7P-7A).

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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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A formal job description follows:
  • 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.