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Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital is accepting applications for a RN – Psychiatric (Float Pool) (Adults and/or Children & Adolescents). This is a full time (32 hours) position (variable shifts) within our 88 bed hospital. You will have an opportunity to work with children and a dolescent and/or the adult population. Our nurse to patient ratios on 7am-3pm and 3p-11p shift(s) are 1:6 , and on the 3 rd shift, (11p-7a) we are staffed with 2 RN's on each unit. Overall staff to patient ratios is roughly 1:3 as our interaction/care with patients is critical.
In this role, you will have an opportunity to apply the nursing process to plan and manage the care of psychiatric 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 10 hours of learning activities annually.
As a Psych Nurse, you will be required to be available to work three 8 hour shifts during the week and every other weekend. You will also have the opportunity to pick up additional shifts as your schedule permits. Finally, you will be a leader of the floor/shift and work alongside of mental health specialist to care for the patient. You will interact frequently with family members and with other healthcare professionals.
Pay is determined by years of RN experience plus we offer shift differentials of $3.00 for 2 nd shift; $3.50 for 3 rd shift, $6.00 for weekends; and $3.00 for float pool per hour extra.
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RN Sign-On Bonus Eligibility Requirements :
Registered Nurses who have their BSN or MSN degree and at least six months of RN experience may be eligible for the sign-on bonus for certain departments.
The sign on bonus is not applicable to current VUMC staff or former staff who have worked for VUMC in the past two years.
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