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Job Title: Registered Nurse Acute Care of the Elderly Unit
Company Name: Vanderbilt Health
Location: Nashville, TN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/03/2020
Expire Date: 01/02/2021
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Job Description
Registered Nurse Acute Care of the Elderly Unit



Job Summary:



The Acute Care of the Elderly Registered Nurse will apply the nursing process to plan and implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning.  The Acute Care of the Elderly Registered Nurse effectively communicates 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.  



Relocation Assistance available.



Department/Unit Summary: 



The ACE Unit, located in Medical Center North at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is fast-paced and focused on acute medicine.  Acute Care of the Elderly is the specialty of this 22 bed unit, which cares for patients 65 years of age and older.  

 



The mission of the ACE Unit is to provide compassionate, quality care that is respectful, patient/family-centered, safe, and cost efficient.  Our nurses are able to utilize evidence-based guidelines and specialized gerontology nursing education in caring for the patients on the ACE Unit.  The staff experiences the professional satisfaction that comes with making a difference every day for their patients and families, while expanding their critical care knowledge base and applying critical thinking skills to understand and intervene in the care of their patients.



Our population of patients may include patients with any number of co-morbidities, including neurological, respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine medical conditions.  



All beds are appropriate for telemetry and sp02 monitoring.  

 



Staffing



The Management structure of the ACE Unit consists of the Unit Manager and 3 Clinical Staff Leaders and 1 Nurse Educator.  Each Clinical Staff Leader is responsible for 18-20 staff.  The staff is composed of RNs, Care Partners and Medical Receptionists.  RN assignments are determined by patient census and acuity.  Normal RN ratios are 5:1.



Position Shift:




  • Full-time (36 hours/week), night shift (7p-7a).  We offer self scheduling and schedules are posted in six week increments.   



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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.



 



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Qualifications & Requirements

Graduate of an approved Nursing degree program (or equivalent experience) and 6 months of 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.



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




  • 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.



 


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Company Name: Vanderbilt Health
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