Jun 28, 2022

VMG Nurse Practitioner

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Lebanon, TN, USA

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VMG Nurse Practitioner-2113801


: Other Nursing Services

Primary Location

: TN-Nashville-2146 Belcourt Avenue


: Developmental Medicine 104570
Shift: First Shift


Developmental Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Job Summary:

The NP has a strong foundation in Pediatrics, using evidence-based clinical practice to provide an environment of safe quality care. The NP demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical/technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation. The Developmental Medicine Nurse Practitioner will provide direct patient care as a billing provider.

Supervisor: Division Director of Developmental Medicine

Department/Unit Summary:

The Division of Developmental Medicine’s mission is to provide excellent patient care, quality medical education and innovative clinical research programs to children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

Our division focuses on assessment and treatment of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Our clinics provide developmental screening, medical evaluation and treatment and psychological assessment and intervention. We offer care to children with a wide variety of developmental concerns, including autism, cerebral palsy and spasticity, intellectual disability, developmental delay and ADHD.

We operate in close collaboration with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC). The VKC’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) conducts research related to many different topics. These include novel methods for rapid identification of ASD, participation in federally funded work to understand the prevalence of ASD within the state of Tennessee, studies of treatment outcomes within educational and early intervention settings, and partnerships with other departments focused developing innovative training approaches and technologies.

As exhibited by our thriving fellowship program, we are committed to providing an aspiring developmental-behavioral pediatrician with an exceptional educational experience, professional support, and academic opportunities to become a successful specialist.

View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day:

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 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. Patient Care Services
    1. Minimum of seven (7) half day clinic sessions for pediatric patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders, other diagnostic assessments of developmental delays
    2. Assess, diagnose and develop treatment plans, including initial evaluation and follow up
    3. Perform physical examinations, order and interpret appropriate laboratory testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures, provide education about diagnoses and behavior modification techniques, and medication management of behavioral symptoms and psychiatric/neurodevelopmental disorders when clinically indicated
    4. Ensure adherence to clinical pathways/protocols to achieve an environment of safe quality care
    5. Maintain timely and compliant documentation using the electronic medical record, per VMG standards
  2. Coordinate Clinic Administrative Responsibilities
    1. Review Patient Records
    2. Field patient phone calls and message baskets
  3. Professional Responsibilities
    1. Maintenance of Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card

Basic Qualifications


Job requires Master of Science in Nursing, TN RN/APN licensure, DEA eligibility, and National Board Certification (Primary Care preferred).


2 years minimum advanced practice nursing experience in the ambulatory setting is preferred

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:


  • 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.