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VMG Nurse Practitioner Emergency

Vanderbilt Health

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Nashville, Tennessee
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VMG Nurse Practitioner - Emergency (Bedford Co.)


Hiring for Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital, and Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital locations!

Vanderbilt is an amazing place to be, and our Faculty Physicians, Advance Practice Providers and Nurses are an amazing group of talented, caring individuals who love what they do and care for each other. Come and join our amazing team!

This full-time Nurse Practitioner (NP) role functions within the acute care hospital setting. Advance Practice Providers (APP)- both PAs and Nurse Practitioner's (NPs) alike, work in collaboration with, and are an integral member of, a multidisciplinary health care team. The APP functions primarily as a hospitalist in the Emergency Department setting, managing the care of acute/complex chronically ill patients. The APP typically is on an interdisciplinary team providing patient care from triage to discharge. The APP has a strong foundation in evidenced based practice/education and provides an environment of safe quality care. The APP demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical/technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation.

Department/Unit Summary :

VUMC's Department of Emergency Medicine is a leader in clinical care, education and research. The Department has over 50 staff and 100 faculty across seven divisions: airway management; emergency medicine services; global emergency medicine; medical photography; emergency medicine research; simulation; and ultrasound. As the only adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma center in Central Tennessee, VUMC's combined emergency departments see over 135,000 patients annually, approximately 20,000 of which are seen at the Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital Emergency Department . The Department of Emergency Medicine physicians currently provide services at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, the Emergency Department of the Nashville Veterans Administration Medical Center, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH), and effective, July 1, 2022 the Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton and Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospitals.

The department is ranked in the top ten nationally by NIH funding. With an extensive research infrastructure, the department is a leader in designing innovative department-based research and garners high accolades in both its industry and federally funded studies. Faculty and researchers in the department produce numerous peer-reviewed publications and are well regarded by their peers nationally and globally. Recently, in partnership with the Institute for Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) and the Center for Health Services Research, the Department established a Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation (CERI) to help determine the best care for patients who experience trauma or require emergency services even before going to a hospital. CERI's goal is to provide the infrastructure and resources to further develop collaborations of clinical investigators and to recruit and to mentor junior and mid-career investigators and research staff. CERI is expanding existing collaborations between and among investigators in the Divisions of Emergency Medicine; Trauma and Surgical Critical Care; Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care; as well as other divisions in the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Biostatistics and Health Policy. Education is a priority for the department. There currently are 39 residents in this highly regarded and sought-after program. Much of the residency program's stellar reputation rests on the efforts of faculty members and upper-level residents who view excellent teaching as a core component of their responsibilities. The fourth-year medical student rotation is the highest rated required clinical rotation in the medical school. Currently, the Department offers fellowships in emergency medicine services and event medicine; ultrasound; simulation; global emergency medicine; sports medicine; and emergency medicine education.

View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day:

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.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

* US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.

* Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.

* Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.

* The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.

* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows

* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.

* National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement

* Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.


  • Obtains and documents a health history; performs and documents complete, system-focused, or symptom-specific physical examination, assessment and plan of care.
  • In collaboration, provides healthcare services for primary, acute and complex care of patients and manages patient's overall care, identifying expected outcomes for diagnoses.
  • Orders, performs, interprets and collects data using appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic information and diagnostic procedures where indicated.
  • Forms differential diagnoses and treats acute and chronic conditions.
  • Prescribes therapeutic interventions both pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic and surgical, needed to achieve expected outcomes.
  • Utilizes evidence-based, approved practice protocols in planning and implementing care;
  • Initiates appropriate referrals and consultations;
  • Provides specialty specific consultation services upon request and within specialty scope of practice;
  • Facilitates the patient's transition between and within health care settings, such as admitting, transferring, and discharging patients.


PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease and care at the end of life. Within scope of licensure and certification, manages previously diagnosed and undiagnosed patients. Uses health assessment skills to differentiate between normal, variations of normal, and abnormal findings. Employs screening and diagnostic strategies in the development of diagnoses. Prescribes medications within scope of practice. Manages health/illness status of patients and families over time and across the continuum. Provides patient-centered care recognizing cultural diversity and the patient or designee as a full partner in decision making. Creates a climate of patient-centered care to include confidentiality privacy, comfort, emotional support, mutual trust, and respect. Incorporates cultural and spiritual preferences, values and beliefs into health care. Preserves the patient's control over decision making by negotiating a mutually acceptable plan of care. Integrates ethical principles into decision making. Uses electronic health record to capture data on variables for the evaluation and management of patient care. Clearly documents findings, assessment and plan of care.

CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others. Demonstrates knowledge of population focus but also other sciences that support his/her field of practice. Demonstrates knowledge of common and important health issues affecting society and other societies around the globe. Demonstrates commitment in maintaining current evidence based knowledge through continuous learning. Educates patients, families, students and other members of the healthcare team in clinical topics and application of clinical knowledge.

PRACTICE-BASED SCHOLARLY INQUIRY AND INTEGRATION (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates the use of scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate and improve patient care practices. Anticipates variations in practice and is proactive in implementing interventions to improve quality. Uses best available evidence to continuously improve quality of clinical practice. Generates knowledge from clinical practice to improve practice and patient outcomes. Reviews data and evidences to improve advanced practice. Integrates knowledge from the humanities and sciences within the context of nursing science.

INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of health care teams. Communicates practice knowledge effectively both orally and in writing.

PROFESSIONALISM (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession and society. Participates in medical center committees, professional organizations and activities that influence advanced practice and/or health outcomes of a population focus.

HEALTH SYSTEMS AND POLICY MANAGEMENT (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates sufficient fundamental proficiency in behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession and society. Participates in professional organizations and activities that influence advanced practice and/or health outcomes of a population focus.


  • Organizational Impact: Delivers projects/assignments that have a direct impact on goals/objectives of the unit/department that the job is in.
  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Conducts extensive analysis of situations or data to resolve numerous, complex issues; may involve the input/work of others.
  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has in-depth level of knowledge within a professional area and working knowledge of other areas.
  • Team Interaction: May lead mid-sized projects; coaches and guides team members.



  • Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
  • Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
  • Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.


  • Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
  • Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
  • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.


  • Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
  • Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
  • Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.


  • Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
  • Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
  • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.


  • Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
  • Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
  • Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.