Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Provides extracorporeal life support to Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult patients who are in cardiac or respiratory failure despite maximal medical therapy independently. Responsible for all aspects of monitoring and troubleshooting the ECMO circuit and related equipment during the treatment period. Collaborates with bedside RNs, physicians, and other members of the health care team to coordinate care for these very complex patients. May be called upon to monitor and troubleshoot Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs), and Continuous Veno-venous Hemofiltration (CVVH).
Utilizes unique knowledge regarding extracorporeal circulation and its effects on the body, independently uses and documents effective planning, deliverance and evaluation of goal focused, individualized safe age and culture-specific care for all patients.
Initiates consults with HCT providing complete and appropriate information for complex continuum of care planning.
Develops, evaluates and revises individualized, age and culture-specific teaching plans for all patients and families.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience
Registered Nurse or Registered Respiratory Therapist.
7:00 pm-7:00 am/3 shifts a week
Monroe Carell Jr.Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children'shospitals. We treat and help prevent all health issues ranging from colds andbroken bones to heart disease and cancer.
The world-classfacilities at Children's Hospital are a testament to our community's dedicationto the health of children. Constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012, our271-bed hospital is a child-friendly place built on the science of healing.
A building alone doesnot make a great hospital. Our exceptional medical teams and the generoussupport of people like you enable us to provide every child who comes to uswith the hope of improved health. Children's Hospital is a nonprofit facility.No child who needs our services is denied care on the basis of limited abilityto pay.
Many of our doctors andsurgeons are nationally recognized researchers who are finding new ways to cureand prevent childhood diseases. Their work preventing and treating prematurebirth, cancer, heart disease, spina bifida, and many other conditions is aninvestment in the future. We are at an important crossroads in child health.Our commitment to research and advocacy positions us to bring the promise ofgood health to children and families in our community and to share that hopewith the world.
Locatedin Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching,discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals whocome to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a placewhere your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilitieschallenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learningand leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know theyare part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride intheir work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advancehealth and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, andresearch.
Our Nursing Philosophy:
We believehighly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to VanderbiltUniversity Medical Centerâs mission of quality in patient care, education andresearch. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helpingpeople, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.