Supports the Registered Nurse or licensed physician/dentist in the provision of patient care, to include delivery of patient care, collection of ongoing patient response to care, discharge planning and patient family education. The LPN works in close collaboration with the RN or a licensed physician/dentist as well as the overall Health Care Team to evaluate the patient's plan of care and progress toward goal attainment. All patient care activities are undertaken with the delegation/supervision of a licensed professional. Minimum hours worked to be 36 hours per quarter (2- six weeks scheduling periods) with one of the 12 hour shifts available on the weekend. Clinic staff and areas with 8 hour shifts will work a minimum of four 8 hour shifts per quarter with one of the 8 hour shifts available on a Monday or a Friday. Holiday requirements of 1 per year OR 1 difficult to staff day.
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and 1 year experience
Corporate Health and Wellness at Vanderbilt currently reports for clinical operations to Internal Medicine and is an integral part of Employer Solutions. The program has been operational for over 15 years and emphasizes evidence- based preventative health evaluations and early detection of disease through point of care testing. This program offers on site employer Health Screenings (basic, comprehensive, and customizable), as well as flu shots.
The Wellness team also coordinates educational opportunities and partners with several Nashville based companies in their journey toward achieving a healthier employee. Currently this clinic is located on the 9th floor of the Crystal Terrace building. The leadership team for this clinic is comprised of a Medical Director, Director, Senior Program Manager and Program Manager. Clinical staff members include PRN registered nurses as well as patient care partners.
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Practice adheres to specialty and organizational standards. Addresses patient safety needs. Applies age specific/cultural considerations to care of patient. Participates with triages patient care. Appropriately communicates changes in patient condition.
Patients and families are satisfied with the care this nurse has given. Identifies patient problems that need to be referred to PCP or provider other than this clinic. Manages patient flow and identifies problems that impede patient flow for maximum efficiency. Takes on additional clinical responsibilities and/or assists others.
Organizes work and manages changes in work demands for effective use of time. Delegates to staff appropriately, with consideration for other team members' workload. Manages complex clinical situations.
CONTINUUM OF CARE PLANNING
Identifies pt/family needs and implements plan for movement to next level of care. Uses internal & external referrals & resources that support pt/families through continuum of care. Integrates observed patient information into plan for next level of care in unexpected, changing and complex situations. Acts to resolve system breakdowns, knowledge, and behavior issues that impact continuum of care needs.
Incorporates a variety of resources to teach & support pt and family learning (Ex: EZTV, patient education materials, web sources, drawings, etc.).Participates in the individualization of patient/family education for complex patients/families (Ex: resistant, non-compliant, significant barriers to learning). Leads or co-leads development/ revision/use of teaching tools/aids for specific population(s) within the last year.
Identifies and takes action to report or resolve patient safety-related problems and other clinical issues. Identifies and takes action to resolve system (operational/workaround) problems. Follows appropriate chain of command when problem solving. Actively participates in team/group problem solving. Positively supports change. Is a consultant to manager (Ex: clinical, proposed changes, dept enhancements). Uses interdisciplinary approach to lead others in problem solving projects and evaluates outcomes using data.
COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION
Personal behavior positively influences environment and others (may include attendance, tardiness, team support).Accesses HCT as needed to implement plan of care/meet patient's needs. Effectively communicates and collaborates with patients and families. 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 (E.g.: end of orientation, self report, peer feedback).Receives peer feedback in a respectful and professional manner. Facilitates internal and/or external customer satisfaction. Participates directly in and/or supports orientation of new staff.
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 the development and/or revision of evidence based practice guidelines. Leads quality improvement projects. Leads in the development and/or revision of evidence based practice guidelines. Participated in scholarly/professional activities in the past year. Examples: formal presentations, publications, public policy issues, action, professional org. activities.
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.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (S2):
- 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.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (S2):
- 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 tosupervisors in a timely manner.
- Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (S2):
- 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.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (S2):
- 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.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (S2):
- 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.
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 disease.As t...he 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.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.