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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Licensed Practical Nurse Lead - Belle Meade WIC -$4,000.00 Sign-on Bonus in Nashville, Tennessee

Licensed Practical Nurse Lead

#2008620

Your Role:

Works under the direction of the licensed healthcare team members to develop, implement and evaluate systems that promote cost effective, quality patient care. Functions as a leader of the patient care team to include delivery of patient care, collection of ongoing patient response to care, discharge planning and patient family education. The Lead LPN works in close collaboration with the licensed healthcare team member to evaluate the patient's plan of care and progress toward goal attainment. All patient care activities are undertaken with the delegation/supervision of a licensed professional.

Qualifications:

Shift: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM (rotating weekends)

Saturday - Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sign On Bonus Criteria:

  • Licensed Practical Nurses who have at least six months LPN experience may be eligible for the sign-on bonus

  • The sign-on bonus is not applicable to current VUMC staff or former staff who have worked for VUMC in the past two years.

Unit Summary:

Vanderbilt’s Walk-In Clinics in Brentwood is part of a growing number of Vanderbilt Walk-In Clinics also open in Bellevue, Belle Meade, Cools Springs, Franklin, Nolensville and Spring Hill. These clinics provide high quality health care services in a location convenient for many. A board-certified Vanderbilt physician and nurse practitioners are always on site, and no appointments are necessary. We offer advanced services such as EKG, lab and X-rays, with immediate results.

The Vanderbilt Walk-In Clinic saves patients’ time and possibly a trip to the Emergency Room. The clinics take care of common illnesses and minor injuries, including allergies, infections, sore throats and stomach bugs. Screening, testing and preventative services available include breathing treatments, drug screenings, EKGs, lab testing, pregnancy testing, TB skin testing, vaccinations, and X-rays. Physicals needed for adoptions, camps, or sports, the Department of Transportation and pre-employment are also offered

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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 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.

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.

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  • 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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides leadership in collaboration with patient/families and health care providers in the delivery of health care services.

  • Provides leadership within the healthcare team by following established plan of care to ensure patient progress for effective outcomes.

  • Provides leadership 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.

TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:

LPN PATIENT EDUCATION (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates the uppermost levels of expertise in applying patient education in challenging and complex situations. Often takes a lead role in highly pressurized situation when there is a need to achieve results. Consistently delivers patient education services in a creative and imaginative manner while setting a standard for others. Contributes to the development of patient education best practices for the work area.

LPN CARE PLANNING (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates ability to forecast complex resource needs, identify discrete tasks, set priorities, schedule activities, meet deadlines, organize work and lead a team. Plans for and anticipates events outside of immediate responsibility and escalates for problem-solving and decision-making as needed. Anticipates problems and obstacles before they arise. Able to absorb changes to major assignments while maintaining a high level of performance. Competently handles multiple assignments and projects simultaneously. Sets priorities with a proper sense of urgency and importance. Leads team to develop creative ideas and takes innovative action to achieve planned goals and objectives.

CLINICAL PATIENT DOCUMENTATION (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates the uppermost levels of expertise in applying patient documentation standards in challenging and complex situations. Consistently delivers patient documentation, trains, monitors, and sets a standard for others. Contributes to the development of patient documentation best practices for the work area. Leads team in the implementation of improved documentation processes.

CLINICAL COMPETENCY (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates the uppermost levels of nursing interventions (such as wound care, point of care testing, vitals signs, etc.) in practical applications of a difficult nature. Consistently delivers clinical competencies, trains, monitors, and sets a standard for others. Contributes to the development of clinical competency best practices for the work area. Leads team in the implementation of improved clinical competency processes.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Organizational Impact: Independently performs non-routine tasks that significantly impact team and other related teams.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Gathers and analyzes data to solve problems that arise with little or no precedent.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Applies advanced job knowledge and has developed a breadth of skills in other areas.

  • Team Interaction: Serves as a lead for the team by providing expertise and guidance to team members.

CORE CAPABILITIES:

SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (S4):

    • Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance 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 (S4):

    • 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 (S4):

    • 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 (S4):

    • 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 (S4):

    • 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.

Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience

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

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Required

Additional Qualification Information:

  • Based on regulations from the TN Board of Nursing and VUMC policy, LPNs have the following practice limitations: (1)May NOT initiate the administration of blood or blood products, (2)May NOT administer experimental drugs (research drugs used in studies for anything other than indications for use by the pharmaceutical company), (3)May NOT administer any intravenous chemotherapeutic agents, (4)May NOT administer IV push medication.

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 LPN

Organization: WIC Belle Meade 303910

Title: Licensed Practical Nurse Lead - Belle Meade WIC -\$4,000.00 Sign-on Bonus

Location: TN-Nashville-Belle Meade Walk-In Clinic

Requisition ID: 2008620

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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