Registered Nurse 2, VPEC 100 Oaks
Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN

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Upon graduation and obtaining a degree in Nursing from a NLN or CCNE accredited program and Tennessee state-approved program, applies the nursing process to plan and manage the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. Effectively communicates pertinent patient/family information to health care. team. Participates in finding solutions for variances from patient goals and ensures implementation of solutions. Furthers professional growth by engaging in 6- 10 hours of learning activities annually.
      Key Functions and Expected Performances:
    • PLANNING & MANAGING CARE
    • Practice adheres to specialty and organizational standards.
    • Addresses patient safety needs
    • Applies age specific/cultural considerations to care of patient.
    • Organizes and triages patient care - timely, accurate, and acuity determination.
    • Manages patient flow for maximum efficiency and notifies internal resources of changes
    • Appropriately communicates changes in patient condition.
    • Takes on additional clinical responsibilities and/or assists others.
    • Takes on additional clinical responsibilities and/or assists others.
    • Delegates to staff appropriately, with consideration for other team members' workload.
    • Patients and families are satisfied with the care this nurse has given.
    • Manages complex clinical situations.
    • CONTINUUM OF CARE PLANNING
    • Identifies discharge/transfer needs and initiates plan for movement to next level of care.
    • Uses internal & external referrals & resources that support patients/families through continuum of care.
    • Initiates change in plan for next level of care in unexpected, changing and complex situations.
    • Acts to resolve systems breakdowns, knowledge, and behavior issues that impact continuum of care needs.
    • PATIENT & FAMILY EDUCATION
    • Incorporates a variety of resources to teach and support patient and family learning
    • Individualizes patient/family education for complex patients/families
    • Led in development/revision/use of teaching tools/aids for specific population within the last year.
    • PROBLEM SOLVING
    • Identifies and takes action to resolve patient safety related problems and other clinical issues.
    • Identifies and takes action to resolve systems (operational/workarounds) problems.
    • Follows appropriate chain of command when problem solving.
    • Actively participates in team/group problem solving.
    • Uses interdisciplinary approach to lead others in problem solving projects and evaluates outcomes using data.
    • Positively supports change.
    • Is a consultant to manager (ex: clinical, proposed changes, dept enhancements).
    • COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION
    • Personal behavior positively influences environment and others (may include attendance, tardiness, team support).
    • Participates in rounds with HCT
    • Effectively communicates and collaborates with patients, families, and other HCT members
    • Effectively communicates and collaborates with staff and other HCT members.
    • Communicates positively and constructively in stressful situations.
    • Provides accurate and objective feedback in a respectful and professional manner while maintaining confidentiality.
    • Completes assigned evaluation tools within designated timeframe
    • Receives peer feedback in a respectful and professional manner.
    • Participates directly in and/or supports orientation of new staff.
    • Facilitates internal and/or external customer satisfaction.
    • CONTINUOUS LEARNING
    • Provide to manager evidence of self- educational activities within timeframe designated by manager. *Total # of contact hours, courses taken, articles read/hours spent in self education.
    • Participates in quality improvement initiatives.
    • Participates in developing and/or revising evidence based practice guidelines.
    • Participates in quality improvement initiatives.
    • Leads in the development and/or revision of evidence based practice guidelines.
    • Participated in scholarly/professional activities in the past year


    • Basic Qualifications

      Job requires Graduate of an accredited discipline specific program and 1 year of experience or the equivalent.

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

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