RN, TVC Observation Unit, full-time, nights

Vanderbilt University • Nashville, TN 37201

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description


Relocation Assistance Available

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 your 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 .

Position Qualifications:


  • Registered Nurse (RN) with a minimum of six months experience
  • Active Tennessee RN license
  • Associates/Bachelors Degree (BSN preferred)

Position Shift:

  • This is a 12-hour shift, 36 hours per week, night shift position. The schedule is made for six weeks and we offer self-scheduling.

Department/Unit Summary:

TVC Observation Unit, also known as (TOBS), is an exciting fast-paced 35 bed unit located on the first floor of the TVC clinic. All rooms are private and are centrally monitored if clinically indicated.

To work in the TVC Observation Unit, our nurses need strong assessment skills, the ability to think critically and adapt to new challenges, along with strong communication skills to care for our patient population and work with our interdisciplinary teams.

As an Observation unit we are dedicated to our patients by providing quality care with attention to clinical expertise, evidence based practice, patient safety and positive outcomes.

About the TVC Observation unit:

Patient Population
Our patient population includes, but is not limited to care of the adult patient with a variety of medical diagnoses of the pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine system, infectious disease, other medical conditions, cardiac and minor surgeries. Patients on our unit may have an average length of stay of 48 hours to four days. As an Observation Unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center, we are dedicated to our patients by providing quality care with attention to clinical expertise, evidence-based practice, patient safety and positive outcomes. We utilize an interdisciplinary team approach along the continuum of care in an effort to provide balance for the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs for every patient and their family.

The Leadership team is comprised of a Unit Manager and 2 Clinical Staff Leaders. The unit also shares the support of a Nursing Education Specialist, and Administrative Assistant.

The staff is comprised of Registered Nurses, Care Partners, and Medical Receptionists.
Nursing assignments are determined by both acuity and patient census, staffing ratios are 1:5, but may require 1:6. Care partners routinely have an 11 patient assignment.

All RNs are required to attend centralized hospital and clinical nursing, orientation, in addition to unit orientation. Orientation is individualized as needed but lasts on average 6-8 weeks. Unit-based orientation is preceptor-based.

One year of direct patient care experience preferred in a clinical setting, BLS certification, along with successful completion of basic arrhythmia didactic classes and testing is required.

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.? Vanderbilts ?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 Centers 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-nursing


Graduate of an approved Nursing degree program (or equivalent experience), active Tennessee RN license, and 6 months' relevant 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.
  • 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.
  • Frequent: Comm


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