Pediatric Operating Rooms

I’m Lori Graves, BSN, RN, CNOR.  I am the manager of the Pediatric Operating Rooms located in Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

To care for our patient population, nurses in the Pediatric Operating Rooms ensure each child undergoing surgery receives the same excellent standard of care as recommended by the Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN) regardless of the complexity of the surgical procedure.

Lori Graves, BSN, RN, CNOR
Pediatric Operating Rooms
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Unit Highlights:

Focus of Care   Patient Demographic   Number of Beds certification
Pediatric Surgery Pediatric (birth to 18 years) 16 Operating Rooms
  •  BLS
  •  PALS


About Us:

Our unit specializes in surgical care in all specialty areas including otolaryngology, urology, general surgery, opthalmology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, craniofacial reconstruction, plastics, renal and liver transplant, robotic surgery and burn care. Our main focus is ensuring that every child gets the best possible care during surgery.

Our OR nurses work with a multidisciplinary team that includes surgeons, anesthesia providers, and a multitude of other pediatric specialists.  Everyday our nurses have an opportunity to be a part of team that offers children a better quality of life, and sometimes lifesaving surgery, that offer  hope to these children and their families.

Our Nurse Residents complete a 6 month orientation period, during this orientation period the nurse will complete the AORN Periop 101 program. AORN Periop 101 is an evidence based curriculum that was developed by expert perioperative nurses and is led by the perioperative nurse educator and the preceptors.

Recruitment Information:

Click to ApplyIf you are interested in applying to Pediatric Operating Rooms, please visit Work at Vanderbilt to see if there are currently any open positions.

                 Try using these search keywords to locate a position in the Pediatric Operating Rooms:
                 pediatric surgery, surgery, OR, periatric OR, perioperative

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