Registered Nurse Labor and Delivery 20K Signing BonusJob
Registered Nurse - Critical CarePrimary Location
TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)Organization
Labor & Delivery 30 201893Your Role:
Our Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse typical shift includes caring for high-risk maternal fetal medicine patients to low-risk midwife patients. Vanderbilt Labor and Delivery Registered Nurses provide comfort measures and support to mothers who have suffered intrauterine fetal death (IUFD), assist in vaginal delivery and recovery, participate as members of the obstetrical emergency team, care for high-risk antepartum patients, triage outpatients, and circulate in the operating room for cesarean birth and fetal surgery. The Center for Women's Health at Vanderbilt offers many outstanding programs for obstetrical patients including: midwifery care, interpretive services, on-staff lactation consultants, water labor tubs, fetal surgery, and nitrous oxide for labor analgesia.Department/Unit Summary
Our unit specializes in caring for women throughout the childbearing cycle. Low and High Risk Obstetrical patients are evaluated and treated in Labor and Delivery during all phases of the childbearing cycle for management of a variety of clinical conditions. We care for healthy mothers with well babies, as well as for mothers with complex diseases and high risk pregnancies such as: pre-eclampsia, diabetes, multiple gestation, and fetal anomalies.On our unit we have:
- 12 LDR (Labor and Delivery Rooms)
- 4 beds in the Triage Center
- 6 Maternal Special Care beds
- Daisy Awards Winning Nurses recognized by their patients for the last five consecutive quarters
Our focus is on creating a family-centered environment with a firm belief that patient safety should always come first. We involve our patients and their families in our bedside assessments and reports, as we strive to keep our patients involved as the most important member of the healthcare team. From the moment a patient arrives on our unit we demonstrate the mission of Vanderbilt: We Care, We Teach, We Learn, We deliver EXCELLENT CARE.Position Shift:
7pm to 7am
As a Vanderbilt University Medical Center employee, you make a difference to our patients and their families by bringing compassion and care to those in need of hope and healing. Please see our current employee benefits offered:
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
- Affordable High Quality Health Plan Options
- Dental and /or vision plan
- 403 (b) retirement plan
- Paid Time off (flex PTO)
- Tuition Reimbursement and adoption assistance (maximums applied)
- Short-Long term disability
- Subsidized backup childcare
- And many more... Ask us about our current inpatient nursing supplemental Pay Program!!
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.Achieve the Remarkable
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- 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
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):Physical Requirements and Strengths Needed:
- Graduate of an approved discipline specific program
- 1 year of labor and delivery experience preferred or the equivalent
"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 :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.
- 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.