Pediatric Holding, PACU, and Radiology Recovery

I’m Vicki Jones, MSN, RN.  I am the manager of the Pediatric Holding, PACU, and Radiology Recovery unit located in Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

To work in the Pediatric Holding, PACU and Radiology Recovery unit, our nurses need to be highly motivated, goal oriented, compassionate, and have a passion for caring for children.

Vicki Jones, MSN, RN
Pediatric Holding, PACU, and Radiology Recovery
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Unit Highlights:

Focus of Care   Patient Demographic   Number of Beds Certifications of Our Nursing Staff
Perioperative Services Pediatric (birth to 18 years)
  • 33 in holding area
  • 28 in PACU
  • BLS
  • PALS

About Us:

Our unit specializes in perioperative services, which includes managing surgeries for both the inpatient and outpatient populations, and delivering age specific care to alleviate common surgery-related fears and anxiety in children.  We strive to reunite patients with their families as soon as possible during the surgical recovery phase.

Our staff participates in shared governance of the unit with a focus on quality, customer service, evidence enhanced practice, and professional development.

A typical shift for our nurses includes providing pre- and post-procedure and surgery care for 70 to 100 children per day while collaborating with a team consisting of admitting specialists, family guest service representatives, medical receptionists, clinical technicians, attending physicians, resident physicians, CRNA’s, child life specialists, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

We pride ourselves on excellent patient care, strong values on professional development, and shared governance.  We value diversity and offer opportunities for each team member to contribute their unique skill set to our quality improvement process.  

Recruitment Information:

Click to ApplyIf you are interested in applying to this unit, please visit Work at Vanderbilt: Achieve the Remarkable for current open positions.

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  PACU, perioperative services, pediatric holding


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