Your role: The Cardiac/Thoracic Operating Room Nurse Manager (Manager, Patient Care Services) will be responsible for managing two direct reports who are in the Clinical Staff Leader (CSL) role and will have overall responsibility for leading a team of 43 staff members. This team currently includes CSLs, OR nurses and surgical techs working in 6 operating rooms. We are seeking a candidate with experience in leadership or supervision in the operating room suite. Experience in cardiac surgery desired.
The Cardiac Operating Room Nurse Manager (Manager, Patient Care Services) provides leadership in the following areas:
maintaining quality and regulatory standards
maintaining a high level of patient/family centered care and service
patient and staff satisfaction
managing and developing teams
ensuring integration with the clinical enterprise
providing feedback, coaching, and mentoring to less experienced peers and other members of the health care team
Department Summary: Our program is a nationally recognized pioneer in minimally invasive cardiac surgery and transplantation. We currently offer a full complement of surgical interventions including:
coronary artery bypass
congenital heart procedures
surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation
laser trans myocardial revascularization
surgical ventricular restoration procedures
total artificial heart and ventricular assist devices
Since 1925 Vanderbilt's Cardiac and Thoracic Surgical services have provided patients with the best heart and vascular care for almost 100 years. Many innovative techniques, tools and procedures were developed at Vanderbilt.
We perform a variety of thoracic procedures including:
thoracic malignancies including that of lung, esophageal, mediastinal and pleura
Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), robotics
lung reduction surgery
ECMO National Leader We are also a national leader in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Our ECMO experts provide life-saving care with a heart-lung machine for people whose serious illnesses prevent their hearts and lungs from working properly. Our ECMO experts work with a team of Vanderbilt specialists to treat the underlying condition.
Our large clinical volume, consisting of many complex and complicated procedures in all areas of pediatric, adult cardiac and thoracic procedures, assures patients that they are receiving the best care possible from some of the most experienced and expertly skilled surgeons in the country. These surgeon/researchers have contributed to positive changes in patient care throughout the decades and especially today. That is why U.S. News & World Report ranks us among the top 20 programs in the country for heart care, and we are the only top-ranked cardiology and cardiac surgery program in Tennessee. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the #1 adult hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville.
No. 1 in the World for Heart Transplants in 2020 Vanderbilt University Medical Center performed more heart transplants in 2020 than any other center in the world -- 124 adult hearts, 23 pediatric hearts and VUMC's first heart-lung transplant since 2006.
While several factors contributed to Vanderbilt's record year, chief among them were the tireless efforts of a talented multidisciplinary team and the deployment of cutting-edge technologies that have expanded the donor pool and allowed access to more organs.
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 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.