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Cardiac Registered Nurse RN - $25,000 Signing Bonus - Progressive Care

**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 diverse 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. Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and 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.

**Organization:**

5S PCU (cohort 10)

**Job Summary:**

JOB SUMMARY

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.

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**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 diverse 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. Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and 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.

Registered Nurse 2 CC- Cardiac Progressive Care (Inpatient 5 South)- FT

Located on the 5th floor of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

The environment on our unit is supported by a nursing model of care that is centered around the patient and family. The nursing unit is designed to offer safe, efficient, and collaborative practice.

We care for adult patients ranging in age 18 years and older who are being treated for a variety of cardiac conditions including:

+ recovery from coronary artery bypass surgery

+ valve repair/replacement surgery

+ heart failure

+ heart transplant

+ myocardial infarction

+ heart arrhythmias

+ cardiac post-procedural care

Our patients are unique as they may be supported with ventilators and pulmonary artery catheters, requiring advanced nursing knowledge.

One of the perks of working on our unit is the expert nursing knowledge that exists on night shift. The commitment to each other and the display of teamwork are unmatched.

Our nurses are successful because they participate in Shared Governance, engage in opportunities for advancement, and are supported through an environment that encourages continuing education.

We orient new nurses to our unit by providing six weeks of unit orientation, caring for patients with a dedicated preceptor. Clinical time is supported by specialty classes focused on the types of patients and equipment we manage.

Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. EOE/AA/Women/Minority/Vets/Disabled

**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.

As a Vanderbilt University Medical Center employee, you make a difference to our patients and their families by bringing compassion and care to those in need of hope and healing. Please see our current employee benefits offered:

+ Affordable High Quality Health Plan Options

+ Dental and /or vision plan

+ 403 (b) retirement plan

+ Paid Time off (flex PTO)

+ Tuition Reimbursement and adoption assistance (maximums applied)

+ Short-Long term disability

+ Subsidized backup childcare

+ And many more... **Ask us about our current inpatient nursing supplemental Pay Program!**

**Achieve the Remarkable:**

Learn more about VUMC Nursing:

+ **Nursing Careers** : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/index.html

+ **Benefits** : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/benefits.html

+ **Our Nursing Philosophy** : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/philosophy.html

+ **Our Nursing Leadership** : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.html

+ **Shared Governance** : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/shared-governance.html

+ **Education& Professional Development** : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.html

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

+ **VUMC Nursing** : http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vanderbilt-nursing

**Core Accountabilities:**

Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance. Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment. Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area. Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.

**Core Capabilities** **:**

Supporting Colleagues:- Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy, and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance e and gain knowledge in new areas.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.- Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences. Delivering Excellent Services:- Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.- Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.- Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring. Managing Resources Effectively: - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.- Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.- Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities. Fostering Innovation:- Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.- Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.- Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.

**Position Qualifications:**

**Responsibilities:**

**Certifications:**

LIC-Registered Nurse - Licensure-Others

**Work Experience:**

Relevant Work Experience

**Experience Level:**

Less than 1 year

**Education:**

Graduate of an approved discipline specific program

Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. EOE/AA/Women/Minority/Vets/Disabled


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