Vanderbilt University Medical Center RN II - Psychiatric Hospital ($8,000 Sign On) in Nashville, Tennessee

RN II - Psychiatric Hospital

\$8,000 Sign-On Bonus for BSNs (*See Eligibility Below)

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Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital is an 88 bed facility. It has three adult units in addition to a Child and Adolescent Unit. The Adult I unit treats patients with thought disorders. These patients are typically chronically and persistently mentally ill — for example patients with schizophrenia, catatonia, or bipolar disorder with psychotic features. Our Adult II unit treats patients with addictions as well as a comorbid psychiatric illness, resulting in a population of addicted pregnant women and patients with chronic addiction issues. We also may see young people with new addiction issues and who have become suicidal. Adult III is a mood-disorder unit with a small geriatric component. These patients are higher functioning, but may be depressed or have other mood and anxiety disorders. The Child and Adolescent Unit is one unit, but functions as two based on age; children ages 4-12 and adolescents ages 13-18. We treat patients with a variety of diagnoses, ranging from Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and autism, oppositional defiance disorder, to depression and first-break psychosis. Many of our patients have experienced a trauma prior to coming to us.

Your Role:

In your RN II 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 Psychiatric 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.

Position Shift:

8 hour shifts, (3pm-11pm and 11pm-7am shifts available)

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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.



  • Nursing Degree (ADN,BSN,MSN)

  • Six months RN experience required, prefer 2-7 years

  • Prior psychiatric RN experience is preferred

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR): TN Registered Nurse

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Organization: Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hosp 202700

Title: RN II - Psychiatric Hospital (\$8,000 Sign On)

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH)

Requisition ID: 1803317

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