Assist with the delivery of patient care and maintenance of unit environmental standards under the supervision of a licensed nurse. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here .
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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.
This is a full-time term position lasting six months to one year.
A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.
The Care Partner Term Position is an option for nursing students interested in working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center during summer 2018. We have identified opportunities to work as Care Partners (non-licensed care team members) through the float pool that support Vanderbilt University (Adult) Hospital.
Our goal is to provide an opportunity for nursing students to have summer employment in a role that will provide them clinical exposure, an opportunity to hone technical skills, and experience being part of the healthcare team providing care to patients at VUMC.
Requirements to participate:
Student in good standing in a CCNE/ACEN accredited bachelor's degree nursing program.
Must have completed fundamentals course plus at least one hospital based clinical rotation.
To be eligible to work in MCJCHV float pool, need to have completed pediatric component of academic program.
Current BLS certification
If selected, candidates will be hired into term Care Partner positions in the float pools. After orientation, they will function in a Care Partner (non-licensed) role. Application details will be available the week of April 2, 2018.
Work commitment is full time (36 hours/week) and may be day shift or night shift and weekdays or weekends.
Start date options: May 21, 2018 or June 4, 2018
Orientation: classroom orientation will be followed by clinical orientation with a float pool Care Partner preceptor
Expectation is to work at least through August 3, 2018. There is a potential opportunity to work PRN over breaks or vacations from school.
Care Partners will be oriented to a limited number of clinical areas (see below).
Any requested time off during the course of summer program is unpaid time.
VUH float pool options:
Adult acute medicine units
Adult acute surgery (post-op care) units
Cardiology or Oncology units
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that are typically routine that may impact team's performance with occasional guidance.
Problem Solving/Complexity of Work: Utilizes some discretion and research to solve routine problems.
Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards, established processes and procedure that apply to your own job.
Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level co-workers.
Assist with the delivery of patient care and maintenance of unit environmental standards under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
Assists with day to day delivery of patient care.
Facilitates efficient and safe patient care and flow by following work area standards.
Serves as a liaison for communication and education of patient and family needs.
Supports unit operations and patient flow by maintaining supplies, equipment and unit environmental standards.
Core Capabilities: Supporting Colleagues
Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities
Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas
Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner
Core Capabilities: Delivering Excellent Services
Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service
Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support
Core Capabilities: Ensuring High Quality
Performs excellent work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards
Ensures continuous improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond
Fulfills safety and regulatory requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department
Core Capabilities: Managing Resources Effectively
Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service
Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error
Core Capabilities: Fostering Innovation
Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them
Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action
Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work
Clinical Competencies: Demonstrates sufficient fundamental proficiency to assist and perform clinical care including but not limited to vital signs, phlebotomy, specimen collection and point of care testing as directed by unit standards.
Care Partner Patient Documentation: Has limited experience or training working with clinical applications for patient documentation.
Environment of Care: Has limited experience or training working with set up and maintenance of patient exam rooms, supplies and equipment.
Planning & Organizing: Demonstrates ability to anticipate basic resource needs, identify discrete tasks, set priorities, define dependencies, schedule activities, meet deadlines, and organize work for own assignments and responsibilities. Appropriately matches equipment, and capital resources to task demands. Prepares and presents clear and accurate status reports on projects and assignments.
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.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.
Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disea...se.
As the largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.
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