Graduate Practical Nurse (GPN) ~ New Graduates Welcome | Multiple Specialty Clinic Opportunities Available
Nashville, TN
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Job Description

Your Role:

  • Supports the licensed healthcare team members in the provision of patient care to include direct patient care, providing healthcare information to patients/families, and following established plan of care

  • Works in close collaboration with the RN or a licensed healthcare team member 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 in accordance with VUMC standards and licensure regulations


Preferred Education, Skills, and Experiences:

  • Active LPN license is required prior to your hire date; however, you may apply for this position prior to taking the NCLEX but license is required before you can begin employment.
  • Graduate of an approved discipline specific program and < 1 year of experience or the equivalent.
  • Nursing experience in an outpatient setting highly desired


Shift Hours:

Monday - Friday; Days


Department | Unit Summary:

By applying to this requisition, you agree to be contacted about Full-Time Graduate Practical Nurse (GPN) | LPN Transition To Practice opportunities in the following specialty areas:

  • Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus, Allergy Program (ASAP)
  • MOHS Dermatology
  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Internal Medicine Clinics
  • Adult Urology
  • Adult Float Pool
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiology
  • Walk-In Clinics

Here is a link to learn more about our Graduate Practical Nurse (GPN) | LPN Transition To Practice program: Click Here To Learn More.


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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

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.


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.


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Learn more about VUMC Nursing:

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  • Our Nursing Philosophy: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/philosophy.html
  • Our Nursing Leadership: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.html
  • Shared Governance: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/shared-governance.html
  • Education & Professional Development: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.html
  • Life In Nashville: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/nashville.html
  • VUMC Nursing: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vanderbilt-nursing


  • CA
  • IND000
  • NHCN

keywords: LPN, Licensed Practical Nurse, New Graduate LPN, Specialty Clinics, Dermatology, Urgent Care, Walk-In Clinic, ENT, Allergy, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Urology, day shift.

Basic Qualifications
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant industry.

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

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Required

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
  • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
  • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
  • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
  • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

Sensory

  • Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
  • Continuous: 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.
  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
  • Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
  • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job Type Full-time