Hello and welcome to our unit!
I’m Jessica Raines, BSN, RN-BC, manager of the Child and Adolescent Unit at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH). We are part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and located at 1601 23rd Ave S, across from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The environment on our unit is a therapeutic milieu, focusing on teamwork and individualized care. We treat both a younger age milieu as well as one that focuses on adolescents.
We care for patients ranging in age from 4 to 18 years old who are being treated for a variety of psychiatric illnesses.
Our patients are unique because of their specialized needs and co-existing medical illnesses.
One of the perks of working on my unit is the team environment and caring for an underserved population.
Our nurses are successful because they are self-motivated and have a passionate approach to patient care. Our staff reaches beyond inpatient nursing to care for our patients within the community.
We orient new nurses to our unit by providing specialty-specific orientation in combination with a six-week tiered orientation path and partnering new nurses with a dedicated preceptor.
We encourage professional growth.
If your career goal is to obtain a strong clinical foundation in psychiatric care, the Child and Adolescent Unit at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital can help with this by introducing you to a variety of psychiatric experiences.
If you have any questions about my unit, please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.