VCN Nurse Jobs

Virtual Career Network Healthcare mobile logo

Job Information

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Registered Nurse 2 - Behavioral Health in Nashville, Tennessee

Registered Nurse 2 - Behavioral Health - 2101913

Job : Registered Nurse

Primary Location : TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Home Care Services

Organization : VHCS Clinical - Nursing 119111

Shift: : First Shift

Description

The Behavioral Health RN2 with Vanderbilt Home Care Services , will travel to the patients home and collaborate in establishing the home health plan of care, coordinates and implements care delivery while anticipating patient care needs across the continuum. Analyzes comprehensive information pertinent to the patient's care and management to determine nursing diagnosis. Continually utilizes the nursing process to evaluate patient's progress towards goals and applies appropriate interventions to ensure effective outcomes. Employs strategies 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.

Your Role:

Travel to the patient's home to provide the prescribed care. Working with multidimensional psychiatric patients to include mood disorders, eating disorders, dementia, and others.

Position Shift:

  • Full Time - 32 hour week

Department/Unit Summary

Vanderbilt Home Care is part of one of the country’s most respected medical centers. We provide in-home care for patients with chronic conditions.

Imagine being able to take a more personal approach to nursing — focusing on just one patient at a time. It’s possible as a private duty professional with Vanderbilt Home Care.

The majority of our private duty patients are infants or children, so we look for nurses who have a strong desire to work with a pediatric population.

“Click the following link to learn more about the benefits of a career with Vanderbilt Home Care.”

https://careers.vumc.org/vanderbilt-home-health

Bringing Vanderbilt Care into Your Home Since 1985

Vanderbilt Home Care provides caregivers in the patient's own environment under the direction of the patient's physician. When you or your loved one receives care from Vanderbilt Home Care, you are in the hands of highly skilled, compassionate individuals. We take pride in our work and feel privileged to be part of one of the country's most respected medical centers.

Our Mission and Values:

Our mission is to provide excellence in home care with the high standards that we would expect for our own family and loved ones. Our values include:

  • Support for community based home services through excellence in clinical practice and education

  • Patient safety and quality

  • Strong interdisciplinary collaboration, communication and partnership

  • Evidenced based practice and clinical expertise

  • Technology enhanced innovation

The Home Health Quality team is a small task oriented team which consists of a quality educator, a quality data analyst, and quality reviewer. They work closely together with clinical managers to provide meaningful data on home health patient population and clinician best practices.

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.

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-nurs

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborates in establishing the home health plan of care, coordinates and implements care delivery while anticipating patient care needs across the continuum.

  • Analyzes comprehensive information pertinent to the patient's care and management to determine nursing diagnosis.

  • Continually utilizes the nursing process to evaluate patient's progress towards goals and applies appropriate interventions to ensure effective outcomes.

  • Employs strategies 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.

Basic Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • Graduate of an approved discipline specific program

  • 1 year of relevant experience

  • Registered Nurse required

Strongly Preferred by Department:

  • BSN

  • Psychiatric nursing experience

  • Home Health experience

  • De-escalation skills

  • Crtitical Thinking skills

  • Peds experience or willing to work with ped patients

  • The ability to make decisions regarding patient care

  • Excellent communication skills

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

Environmental

  • 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.

Req ID: 2101913

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

DirectEmployers