Jun 25, 2022

VMG Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Nashville, TN, USA

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Job Description
VMG Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Hospital Medicine-2201715


: Other Nursing Services

Primary Location

: TN-Nashville-DOT - VCH Doctor's Office Tower


: Pediatric Hospital Medicine 104623
Shift: First Shift


Job Description

The Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is seeking a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to join the Center for Child Protection & Well-Being at Vanderbilt. The Department is committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.
The Nurse Practitioner will work under the supervision of Child Abuse Pediatricians (CAP) on the CARE Team. The CARE Team is a multidisciplinary team that provides medical evaluations for children who may be victims of child maltreatment.

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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.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

· US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.

· Healthcare’s Most Wired: Among the nation’s 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.

· Becker’s Hospital Review: named as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America”, in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.

· The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children’s hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.

· American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows

· Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.

· National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement

· Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Provide clinical expertise to individual patients/families and/or groups of patients/families by providing direct and indirect patient care for inpatients and outpatients. This includes coordination of care with the primary team and other specialists involved, communications with the investigating agencies, and performing consultation reports. Participation in the on-call rotation with the CAPs is required.
  2. Ability to review, summarize, and annotate medical records
  3. Provide court testimony throughout Middle Tennessee
  4. Collaborate with the health care team in assessing, designing, implementing, and evaluating population-based programs of patient care to enhance high quality-cost effective patient outcomes.
  5. Provide leadership in education and clinical staff development; collaborate with other health professionals, community agencies, and education resources to establish education programs to address specific needs of populations of patients. This may also include local and regional travel.
  6. Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings involving presentations of cases
  7. Demonstrate collaborative leadership with researchers, other health professionals, divisions, and departments to generate knowledge and make practice changes based on research findings.
  8. Demonstrate accountability for professional responsibilities and self-development.
  9. Maintain CARE Team database in REDCap.
  10. Perform other duties as required.
  11. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend call.

***Required Qualifications***

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills
Ability to work collaboratively with team members of different disciplines

Education: Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program, Master’s Degree or higher.

Licensure: Current TN Advanced Practice Nursing,
Registered Nurse Required

Certifications: PNP, Primary or Acute Care by national certifying body acceptable to the State of Tennessee Board of Nursing

Basic Qualifications


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
  • Occasional: Crawling:Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.


  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
  • Occasional: Radiation: May be exposed to occupational radiation, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Radiation Safety Program which includes training, use of personal protective equipment with lead shielding, and personal dose monitoring.
  • Occasional: Climate: Ability to withstand exposure to atmospheric extremes including heat, cold, humidity, and barometric pressure changes.