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.
Vanderbilt University Hospital cares for adult and geriatric patients during the entire care continuum. The Float Pool assists with staffing many areas including over 35 different areas within VUH. The Float Pool provides a crucial service for our customers, not only to ensure safe quality patient care, but provides support for our unit colleagues as well. You will be offered opportunities to expand your knowledge and maintain an expansive skill set which will enable to you to become a resource to others.
The Student Nurse Program provides an option for nursing students interested in working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center during summer 2019. We have identified opportunities to work as Care Partners (non-licensed care team members) through the Adult Float Pool.
Our goal is to provide an opportunity for nursing students to have summer employment in a role that will provide them clinical exposure, an opportunity to hone technical skills, and experience being part of the healthcare team providing care to patients at VUMC.
Requirements to participate:
Student in good standing in a CCNE/ACEN accredited bachelor's degree nursing program.
Must have completed fundamentals course plus at least one hospital based clinical rotation.
Current BLS certification
If selected, candidates will be hired into term Care Partner positions in the float pools. After orientation, they will function in a Care Partner (non-licensed) role.
Work commitment is full time (36 hours/week) and may be day shift or night shift; weekdays and weekends.
(Shifts are 7AM-7PM and 7PM-7AM)
Candidates will be required to float to various floors within the Vanderbilt Adult Hospital
Start date options: May 20, 2019 or June 3, 2019.
Orientation: classroom orientation will be followed by clinical orientation with a float pool Care Partner preceptor
Expectation is to work at least through August 10, 2019. There is a potential opportunity to continue working as PRN.
Care Partners will have an accelerated orientation.
Any requested time off during the course of the summer program is unpaid time and limited to four (12hr) shifts.
This position does not have benefits
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.
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 th...e 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.