10 South VUH currently houses Orthopaedic/Orthopaedic Trauma. In Spring 2020, it will open as Trauma Stepdown.
Hello and welcome to Trauma Stepdown.
The environment on our unit is fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative.
We care for adult patients ranging in age from 16-100 and beyond who are being treated for traumatic injuries involving multiple body systems. Our patients are unique because they are dealing with an unplanned event that has potential impact on their way of life. They are learning to cope not only with their current medical issues, but also with their emotional and mental health related to such life-altering events.
One of the perks of working on our unit is the incredible teamwork that goes in to caring for these patients. Every day is different and there is always something new to learn.
Our nurses are successful because they have compassion, a can-do attitude, and dedication to their patients.
We orient new nurses to our unit by providing an extensive, well-rounded orientation to all new staff.
Our unit is in the Adult Acute Care Surgical track of the Nurse Residency Program.
We encourage professional growth.
If your career goal is to gain invaluable experience with a diverse patient population, the Trauma Stepdown Unit can help with this by providing opportunity to participate in life-changing care.
If you have any questions about my unit, please visit Nursing Careers at Vanderbilt to explore open nursing positions.