Vanderbilt University Medical Center Registered Nurse- Heart & Vascular Institute (Murfreesboro)- PRN Days- VUMC in Murfreesboro, Tennessee


  1. Job Code: 6639

  2. Job Stream Description: TBD


Upon graduation and obtaining a degree in Nursing from a NLN or CCNE accredited program and Tennessee state-approved program, applies the nursing process to plan and manage the care of 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 6- 10 hours of learning activities annually. Employee must be available for 144 hours per quarter (12 shifts, and for 60 hours (5 shifts) of weekend shifts per quarter (60 of 144) and for 2 holiday/difficult to staff day per year.



  • Practice adheres to specialty and organizational standards.

  • Addresses patient safety needs

  • Applies age specific/cultural considerations to care of patient.

  • Organizes and triages patient care - timely, accurate, and acuity determination.

  • Manages patient flow for maximum efficiency and notifies internal resources of changes

  • Appropriately communicates changes in patient condition.

  • Takes on additional clinical responsibilities and/or assists others.

  • Delegates to staff appropriately, with consideration for other team members' workload.

  • Patients and families are satisfied with the care this nurse has given.

  • Manages complex clinical situations.


  • Identifies discharge/transfer needs and initiates plan for movement to next level of care.

  • Uses internal & external referrals & resources that support patients/families through continuum of care.

  • Initiates change in plan for next level of care in unexpected, changing and complex situations.

  • Acts to resolve systems breakdowns, knowledge, and behavior issues that impact continuum of care needs.


  • Incorporates a variety of resources to teach and support patient and family learning

  • Individualizes patient/family education for complex patients/families

  • Led in development/revision/use of teaching tools/aids for specific population within the last year.


  • Identifies and takes action to resolve patient safety related problems and other clinical issues.

  • Identifies and takes action to resolve systems (operational/workarounds) problems.

  • Follows appropriate chain of command when problem solving.

  • Actively participates in team/group problem solving.

  • Uses interdisciplinary approach to lead others in problem solving projects and evaluates outcomes using data.

  • Positively supports change.

  • Is a consultant to manager (ex: clinical, proposed changes, dept enhancements).


  • Personal behavior positively influences environment and others (may include attendance, tardiness, team support).

  • Participates in rounds with HCT.

  • Effectively communicates and collaborates with patients, families, and other HCT members

  • Effectively communicates and collaborates with staff and other HCT members.

  • Communicates positively and constructively in stressful situations.

  • Provides accurate and objective feedback in a respectful and professional manner while maintaining confidentiality.

  • Completes assigned evaluation tools within designated timeframe

  • Receives peer feedback in a respectful and professional manner.

  • Participates directly in and/or supports orientation of new staff.

  • Facilitates internal and/or external customer satisfaction.


  • Provide to manager evidence of self- educational activities within timeframe designated by manager. *Total # of contact hours, courses taken, articles read/hours spent in self education.

  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives.

  • Participates in developing and/or revising evidence based practice guidelines.

  • Participates in quality improvement projects.

  • Leads in the development and/or revision of evidence based practice guidelines.

  • Participated in scholarly/professional activities in the past year




Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and 1 year experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Registered Nurse Required

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.


  • Occasional: 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.

  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Environmental Conditions

Job Registered Nurse - Critical Care

Organization: VHVI OP Murfreesboro 312730

Title: Registered Nurse- Heart & Vascular Institute (Murfreesboro)- PRN Days- VUMC

Location: TN-Murfreesboro-Vanderbilt Heart - Murfreesboro

Requisition ID: 1806818

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