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Vanderbilt Home Care Services

Welcome to Vanderbilt Home Care Services!

Vanderbilt Home Care Services (VHS) is a full-service home health provider staffed by registered nurses who take on multiple patients and provide visit care to patients in the home. Our private duty division is staffed by licensed practical nurses who work minimum shifts of four hours and deliver primary care on a one-on-one basis. Our patients most often are home-bound and require nursing care due to chronic conditions. They typically have either a feeding tube or a tracheostomy tube or are dependent on a ventilator. The majority of our private duty patients are infants or children, so we look for nurses who have a strong desire to work with a pediatric population. Our minimum experience required for LPNs is at least one year of clinical experience before joining our team. One of the major advantages of working on our private duty team is the opportunity to take ownership of your patients’ care. Home care allows you to get to know your patients in their own environment. You get to know their family, schedule and routine, so you are more likely to see signs and symptoms of problems earlier. Another advantage is flexibility. We offer both full-time and part-time schedules, which means nurses aren’t tied to the 12-hour shift. We have several LPNs on a RN track, and the flexibility allows them to work and take classes. Full-time, benefited staffers are eligible for tuition reimbursement. While there is a great deal of autonomy associated with this position, LPNs always have the support of a registered nurse. Our nurses undergo an extensive orientation so that they are set up for success. I also make a point to periodically meet one-on-one with each nurse. We participate in shared governance, and our LPNs have access to educational seminars, conferences and workshops. If you’d like to build meaningful relationships with your patients, apply now and join us!

Julie Fortune
Assistant Administrator
Vanderbilt Home Care Services

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Location Location
Fourth floor of Medical Center East at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital
Nurse to Patient Ration Nurse to Patient Ratio
1:5
Beds
Number of Beds
32
Focus of Care Patient Profile
Adult antepartum and postpartum patients.
Unit Team Staff Mix
•    Registered Nurses
•    Care Partners
•    Providers
Certifications Required Certifications
•    RN Licensure
•    BCLS/AED
•    ACLS or EOR
•    NRP
•    AWHONN fetal monitoring
Shift Rotations Rotation/Shifts
•    12 hour shifts, 36 hour week
•    Modified self-scheduling 
•    New hires typically begin on night shift
awards Award
•    Best Preceptor Award
Nurse Residency Program Our unit is part of VUMC's Nurse Residency Program
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