Vanderbilt University Medical Center RN, Medical ICU, full-time, nights in Nashville, Tennessee

RN, Medical ICU

Requisition1809122

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Unit Summary

Our unit specializes in adult general intensive care for patients with a wide variety of diseases and conditions that include (but not limited to) pulmonary diseases, drug overdose, GI bleeds, acute respiratory failure, and sepsis. What attracts nurses to our unit is that each shift is a new adventure that brings new challenges.

Our patient focus is on patient safety, including families in the care of patients, stabilizing acute processes, and caring for the critically ill.

A typical shift for our nurses includes providing daily care to an average of two patients, working with the team to develop a plan of care for the patient, and conversing with the patient’s family to include them in their family member’s care. Being involved in shared governance and decision making for the unit is also a typical part of the nurse’s shift.

We pride ourselves on our team collaboration through the shared governance structure of our unit and that our nurses are active participants in clinical-based research.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • NurseResidency Program Best Team Award - Adult Critical Care Track:- Summer 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012- Winter 2012 - Summer 2013- Winter 2013

  • PRC TopPerformer Award in 2011

  • MICUCondolence Team - Nurses' Week Team Award, 2012

Your Role:

You will apply the nursing process to plan and implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. Effectively communicate pertinent patient/family information to the health care team. Collaborate in establishing patient goals and evaluates progress to ensure effective outcomes. Further professional growth by engaging in learning activities according to the Board of Nursing standards. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/requirements/nursing1.pdf .

Position Shift:

· Full-time, Night Shift

Our NursingPhilosophy

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.

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Learn more about Vanderbilt nursing

· Nursing Careers: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/index.html

· Benefits: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/benefits.html

· Philosophy: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/philosophy.html

· Leadership: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.html

· Shared Governance: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.html

· Professional Development: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.html

· Life In Nashville: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/nashville.html

· Vanderbilt Nursing: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vanderbilt-nursing

Graduate of an approved Nursing degree program, active Tennessee RN license, and 1 year of critical care experience.

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Registered Nurse Required

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

Sensory

  • Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: 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.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

  • Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job Registered Nurse - Critical Care

Organization: MICU Cohort 30 201735

Title: RN, Medical ICU, full-time, nights

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Requisition ID: 1809122

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