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Ascension Health

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Vascular General Surgery

Post Date:Jun 20, 2022Type:Full-Time
Start Date:6/20/2022Salary:
Location:US-TN-Nashville Job Reference:ACAC~10223_133895

Job Description:
We Are Hiring:

*Up To a $7,000 Sign-on Bonus*

Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – General Vascular Surgery

Schedule: Full-Time Night Shift, 3 (12) Hour Shifts Required

City, State:  Nashville, TN

Location:  St Thomas West Hospital

Department: General Vascular Surgery

Additional Information: 6+ months of Acute Care RN Experience required

About The Unit:

Our Vascular Department, a 23-bed unit, cares for patients from ages 35-85, commonly experiencing diagnoses such as cholecystitis, pancreatitis, vessel disease, and kidney failure disease. Kidney transplant patients are unique to this unit. We see patients on the unit prior to and following renal transplant. Patients experience abdominal surgery, revascularizations, vascular bypass, carotid endarterectomy, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery on this unit. Anti-thymocyte globulin (“Rabbit Juice”) injection is unique to this medical surgical unit and in treatment of our kidney transplant patients. This is a great unit for growth and development as one will see a variety of patients, increasing one’s nursing experience and knowledge. The knowledge and skills acquired on the Vascular unit can prepare nursing staff for a position in specialty care, as team lead, or in management (among others).

Why Saint Thomas West:

For over one hundred years, Saint Thomas West Hospital has been devoted to physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Our mission is to serve all persons, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable, while improving the health of individuals and communities. Our 541 acute beds serve over 21,000 patients from across the Southeast every year. Saint Thomas West is highly regarded and has received multiple disease specific certifications:

  • Advanced Comprehensive Stroke
  • Advanced Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) 
  • Joint Commission Total Joint Replacement (Hip and Knee)
  • Joint Commission Chest Pain Certification
  • The only Commission on Cancer Accredited Integrated Network Cancer Program with Commendation in Tennessee.
  • Largest National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Breast Cancer Program in Tennessee
  • Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence, the highest level of recognition in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc.
  • ADDARIO Lung Cancer Foundation Centers of Excellence

We offer EXCELLENT benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug program
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for healthcare and dependent care
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Long term / Short Term disability
  • Life Insurance & AD&D
  • Tuition Assistance after 6 months employment
  • 403b with company match
  • Paid vacation time off
  • Faith based work environment
  • Legal services and much more
  • Free Parking
What You Will Do:

Provide care to patients under the direction of a registered nurse or physician, functioning within scope of license.

  • Contribute to the assessment of patients and assures the well-being of patients.
  • Administer medications and observe patients for adverse reactions to medications or treatments.
  • Perform laboratory tests and therapeutic services.
  • Educate patients/families about disease treatment plan including self care post discharge, holistic health needs, available resources and follow up care.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse credentialed from the Tennessee Board of Nursing or current home state license for multi-state license recognition "Compact State" obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.


  • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required.
Why Join Our Team:

As one of the largest health systems in the state, we offer rewarding careers across eight hospitals, in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. We employ more than 8,000 associates and serve a 68-county area. As we continue to grow, we need compassionate caregivers to join us on our journey and to help influence care across our hospitals. We provide our associates with the support needed to re-energize, engage and experience the joy of caring for our patients. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Saint Thomas is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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