About Our Teams and Services

VMG Ambulatory

Focusing on the needs of our patients, we are continuing to expand our ambulatory care throughout Middle Tennessee and beyond. Below is a list of the variety of services we provide.  Click on titles for information.

  • We are primarily located in Davidson County at the One Hundred Oaks campus in Nashville, Tennessee with approximately fifteen other specialty clinics spanning surrounding counties.  Women’s Health is strategically positioned and well-equipped to serve the needs of women, pediatrics, and adolescents. This patient care center serves an average of 200,000 outpatients annually. 

    We provide exemplary care for women at all stages of their lives, stretching from annual examinations to pregnancy and delivery to post-menopause. In addition, our teams are experts in treating advanced health conditions such as gynecologic cancers and pelvic disorders. The environment of care includes provisions for general OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine at four hospitals, including services such as ultrasounds, non-stress testing lab, point of care testing, dietary consultation, social services, and an alternative baby birthing center. 

    One perk of working in the Women’s Health clinics is engaging with a diverse group of health care team members focused on improved patient outcomes. We provide regular continuing education opportunities while encouraging frontline nursing involvement in councils and committees within the organization. Our nurses are successful working in our outpatient clinics because they work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team consisting of academic physicians, advanced practice nurses, midwives, social workers, genetic counselors, ultrasound sonographers, and medical assistants. Women’s Health with experienced preceptors for an average of 4-8 weeks in partnership with designated medical providers in all areas. We aim to tailor the orientation to the learning needs of the clinician. 

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • Vanderbilt has ten Walk-In Clinics stretching across Williamson, Sumner, Wilson, and Davidson counties surrounding the Metropolitan area of Nashville, Tennessee. Each of the clinics offers urgent medical care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries for a diverse population including ages 2 months to geriatric adult. Walk-In Clinics serve an average of 150,000 outpatients annually.

    The clinic environment includes a fast-paced, dynamic, multidisciplinary highly trained interdisciplinary care teams, consisting of nurses, board-certified doctors, physician assistants, and advanced practice nurses, working together to optimize and assure excellent patient experiences and outcomes. Our functional teams are developed by utilizing consistent and cohesive teamwork that facilitates the streamlining of workflow and clinic throughput. In addition, each nurse is offered personal and professional development through structured learning opportunities and clinical skills competencies.

    One perk of working in the Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinics is that no two days are the same with patients presenting with a wide variety of health care needs. Our nurses are successful working in our outpatient clinics because their excellence in nursing and contributions to patient care and experiences are consistently recognized, applauded, and celebrated.  We orient new nurses with consideration of their current nursing knowledge and structuring the orientation framework to ensure competency and quality care in a non-judgmental, supportive learning environment.

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • Our Neuroscience clinics, including sleep lab services, EEG lab, and an infusion center, reside in three locations on the Main Campus in Nashville, Tennessee with five offsite clinics located in Davidson, Wilson, and Williamson counties. Neuroscience outpatient areas are well-equipped to serve the needs of adult patients (age 18 or older) with a small population of pediatric patients with highly specialized neurological diseases. This patient care center, combining procedural and infusion, serves an average of 60,000 outpatients annually.

    The clinic environment requires nurses to acclimate to the specific physical and psychological needs of the patient as the Neurosciences serve a diverse population for conditions, some curable through procedure or surgical intervention but the majority are chronic neurological conditions requiring close follow-up care. In addition to treating general neurology and neurosurgical interventions, the unique characteristic of the Neuroscience Patient Care Center is the provision of a comprehensive stroke center with care coordination and multidisciplinary clinics for specific disease processes including ALS, cognitive disease, and pituitary tumors. 

    One perk of working in the Neuroscience clinics is the opportunity to work with a highly specialized and committed team to enhance the quality of life for chronic neurological conditions. Our nurses are successful working in the outpatient clinics within the Neurosciences because we see ourselves as members of multi-disciplinary teams and not just individuals caring for a patient. We orient new nurses with a designated preceptor with close assessment of progress by the nurse leader. Preceptors are attentive to the learning needs of the new nurse while ensuring they have easy access to resources and the opportunity to ask questions during the orientation phase and beyond.  

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • Primary Care clinics currently have fourteen locations spread across Davidson, Williamson, and Wilson counties. The typical age of a patient seen in these clinics is 18 or older but we have pediatric and family practices that provide general care to newborns through geriatrics. Primary Care serves an average of 200,000 – 230,000 outpatients annually.

    The clinic environment includes a team-based approach including advanced practice nurses and registered nurses in collaboration with physicians and other support staff. These teams partner closely with other patient care centers to ensure the highest quality of care with a Patient-Centered Medical Home model.  Acute and chronic health conditions are the primary foci of these practices alongside preventative care promotion including patient education, immunizations, and screenings for patient populations spanning middle Tennessee. 

    One perk of working in the Primary Care clinics is our nurses have a strong commitment to delivering efficient and exemplary patient care. Our nurses are successful working in the Primary Care clinics because their meaningful contributions are credited in the resolution of workflow inefficiencies and patient care concerns given their investment in the daily operations.  Consistent quality improvement activities engage our nurses to achieve new heights across the healthcare paradigm. We orient our nurses by partnering them closely with our Medicine Nurse Educator and a dedicated preceptor to allow for a personalized orientation plan. 

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • The Adult Transplant clinics housed in the Transplant Patient Care Center are primarily located at the main VUMC campus with four outreach clinics stretching across the southeast. These specialty care services are designed to serve a population of 18 years of age or older within the adult ambulatory clinics. This patient care center serves an average of 9,000 outpatients annually, including pre-and post-transplant patients. 

    The environment of the transplant clinics encourages and values teamwork among a multi-disciplinary team, each with a meaningful contribution essential to improved patient outcomes. The primary patient population includes heart, lung, kidney, and liver patients facing end-stage organ failure. Unique characteristics of our services is the care coordination model implemented across multiple phases of care with the medical and surgical teams. 

    One perk of working in the transplant clinics is the commitment of our nurses to advance transplant nursing as we know it today. Transplant nurses are expertly trained and equipped to provide the highest level of comprehensive care to a complex care population. Our nurses are successful in working in transplant outpatient clinics because we maintain a culture that values the contribution of each member of the multidisciplinary team. We orient new nurses with a designated preceptor for 3-6 months across all phases of pre-and post-transplant nursing. In addition, we utilize specialized transplant training resources to ensure each nurse is adequately prepared through a detailed, well-rounded orientation.  

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • The Adult Cancer clinics within the Cancer Patient Care Center are primarily located at The Vanderbilt Clinic on the main campus with seven offsite locations surrounding the Metropolitan Davidson County area. These clinics are equipped to provide care for patients age 18 to 100. This patient care center serves an average of 200,000 outpatients annually.

    The environment of the Cancer Clinics speaks to the highly complex, multidisciplinary care coordination needed to manage various cancer diagnoses. Through the integration of research and evidence-based practice, the Cancer Clinic nurses are prepared to treat even the most challenging solid tumors and hematologic malignancies with innovative, multimodality therapies.

    One perk of working in the Cancer Clinics is the extraordinary teamwork and mutual respect shared among colleagues. These characteristics are critical to managing complex care needs and care coordination for the vulnerable patient population. Our nurses are successful working in outpatient clinics within the Cancer Patient Care Center because they are connected to the mission of the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center to alleviate the suffering of cancer patients. Our nurses are passionate and committed to delivering personalized care as they advocate for continued growth and improvement in the clinical areas. We orient new nurses with a detailed, competency-based program that utilized dedicated preceptors. 

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • The Surgery Patient Care Center is positioned to meet a multitude of specialized surgical patient needs including Oral Surgery and Dentistry; Hand Surgery; Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery; General Surgery; Colorectal Surgery; Trauma and Emergency General Surgery; Burn Surgery; Interventional Pain; Surgical Weight Loss. These clinics are strategically placed to serve residents in Davidson County as well as approximately seven surrounding counties in Middle Tennessee. The surgical and pain clinics are equipped to provide care for patients age 18 to 100, with pediatric services available in select sub-specialties. This patient care center serves an average of 105,000 outpatients annually.

    The environment of the clinics is fast-paced and requires staff to be engaged, flexible, and willing to learn new things given the diversity of patient diagnoses within the sub-specialty practices. Unique characteristics of the Surgery Patient Care Center clinics include the provision of comprehensive care and services to both elective and non-elective patients. 

    One perk of working in any of the Surgery Patient Care Center clinics is many of the leaders support diverse sub-specialty areas and locations which allows team members to broaden their experience and expand their knowledge. Our nurses are successful in working in outpatient surgery and pain clinics due to their flexibility and eagerness to improve patient outcomes alongside a multidisciplinary team. We orient new nurses with a designated preceptor for 4-6 weeks to ensure a thorough understanding of the patient and provider needs in specific areas. 

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • Adult Orthopaedic clinics are primarily located in Medical Center East on the main campus along with four thriving offsite regional locations. These clinics are equipped to provide care for patients age 18 to 100. This patient care center serves an average of 200,000 outpatients annually.

    The clinic environment within the Orthopaedic Patient Care Center is fast-paced geared toward patient needs including sports medicine, joint replacement, spine, hand, orthopaedic oncology, and much more. Patients from professional athletes to active seniors choose Vanderbilt Orthopaedic clinics to care for their muscles, bones and joints given the expertise of the nurses, specialists, and support staff within each clinic.

    One perk of working in the Orthopaedic clinics is the diversity of the patient population. A nurse can choose the orthopaedic specialty but take a deeper dive into a sub-specialty to further their expertise. Our nurses are successful in working in outpatient orthopaedic clinics because they know how to work efficiently while consistently improving patient outcomes through growth and innovation. We orient new nurses with a designated preceptor for 4-6 weeks allowing the new nurse and preceptor the best continuity and learning potential.

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • Our Adult Dermatology clinics are primarily located at the One Hundred Oaks campus in Nashville with three offsite locations throughout Middle Tennessee. The clinics are equipped to provide care for adult patients as well as pediatrics. This patient care center serves an average of 58,000 outpatients annually. 

    The clinic environment is fast-paced and patient-centric with the clinical teams providing noninvasive therapies, such as medication and light treatments, for a wide range of skin conditions. Unique characteristics of the patient population include nurses being directly involved in the treatment of malignancies given the Mohs procedural clinic staffing model. 

    One perk of working in the Dermatology clinic is nurses can be hands-on with a variety of procedures and engage in learning opportunities provided by the experts in the specialty.

    Our nurses are successful working in the outpatient dermatology clinics as they can take time to educate patients and assist in both preventative and problem-based treatments. We orient new nurses with a designated preceptor for 4-6 weeks ensuring competency in all aspects of dermatologic care.

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • The primary Adult Otolaryngology clinic is centrally located on the main campus in Medical Center East as well as one offsite location in Franklin, Tennessee. These clinics are equipped to provide care for adult patients as well as pediatrics. This patient care center serves an average of 45,000 outpatients annually with an additional 3,300 outpatient surgeries supported by our surgical teams. 

    This fast-paced clinic environment is comprised of small teams working together like a well-oiled machine given their attention to teamwork, effective communication, and cross-training. Otolaryngology diagnoses range from general to sub-specialties in Voice/Laryngology, Head and Neck Malignancies, Rhinology, Facial Plastics, Sleep, and Otology. The patients in these clinics require specialized care from a multi-disciplinary team with a mission to restore the quality of life to this vulnerable population. 

    One perk of working in the Otolaryngology clinic is the staff deliver exceptional care to the patients without losing sight of the importance of collaboration and shared decision making. Our nurses are successful working in these clinics as they practice the motto of “Taking Care of You” which drives improved patient satisfaction and nurse engagement. We orient new nurses with a personalized 6-8-week program that is later customized to the specific area they will be working.  

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • The Medicine Specialty Patient Care Center houses a multitude of specialties including Renal Transplant, Nephrology, Hypertension, Rheumatology, Eskind Diabetes, Digestive Disease Center, Comprehensive Care Clinic, and Infectious Diseases at The Vanderbilt Clinic and Medical Arts Building centrally located on the main campus as well as our One Hundred Oaks campus in Davidson County. Several of these specialties are offered at an off-site location in Williamson County as well. These clinics are equipped to provide care for adult patients, age 18 and up. This patient care center serves an average of 175,000 outpatients annually. 

    Our Medicine Specialties clinics are staffed with nurses, physicians, and support staff invested in delivering the highest level of patient care that shines brightly on the exemplary reputation of Vanderbilt Adult Outpatient Clinics. The goal of exceeding the patient’s expectations with every encounter engages nurses in innovative work processes. The unique characteristics of this diverse patient population include biologic treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis, specialty treatment of rare/chronic endocrine disorders, and renal and hepatology transplant evaluations just to name a few.

    One perk of working in the Medicine Specialty clinics is the opportunity to be part of a team that is ranked in the US News and World Reports with providers recognized at the top in their specialty. Our nurses are successful working in the Medicine Specialty outpatient clinics because we promote shared governance with staff councils and encourage professional development/advancement. We orient new nurses with computer and didactic training with a preceptor coupled with frequent touchpoints with the unit-based educator and nurse leader. 

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • Urology clinics are primarily located at The Vanderbilt Clinic on the main campus with six offsite locations spread around the Middle Tennessee region. These clinics are equipped to provide care for adults over the age of 18 years. This patient care center serves an average of 40,000 outpatients annually. 

    The extremely fast-paced environment demands a team-based approach co-led by nurses to accommodate the high patient volume and ensure efficient throughput. The unique care for this patient population includes treatments for urologic cancers, kidney stones, endourology, bladder dysfunction, and men’s health among others. Care coordination driven by nurses involving multiple service lines drives a multi-disciplinary approach that maximizes the patient experience.  

    One perk of working in the Urology clinic is being part of a world-class team that traditionally ranks at the top of adult surgical specialties within Vanderbilt Ambulatory Clinics. Nurses are successful in working in our outpatient clinics because we have a strong work ethic and sense of team. We orient new nurses with designated preceptors to ensure core competencies are met with a goal to offer advanced training. In addition, nurse leaders meet with the new nurse routinely to assess growth and engagement.

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • The Eye Institute has five primary locations with multiple offsite clinics stretching across Middle Tennessee. These clinics are equipped to provide care for all ages from newborn to geriatric. This patient care center serves an average of 165,000 outpatients annually. 

    The clinic environment provides nurses the opportunity to assist in multiple specialty areas including primary eye care, vision screening, surgeries for conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts. The team approach resonates through ongoing collaboration and interdisciplinary continuing education to strengthen the nurse’s knowledge. The unique characteristics for this patient population involve access to promising clinical trials and evidence-based treatment modalities related to eye care services and comprehensive treatments.

    One perk of working in the Eye Institute is our nurses are encouraged to maximize their specialized skills of assessment, triage, and IV therapy as they work closely with the VEI team to deliver personalized care. Our nurses are successful working in the outpatient Eye Institute clinics because of the teamwork required to manage the delicate needs of improving, restoring, and preserving patients’ vision.  We orient new nurses with a team approach to ensure successful competency in the roles of triage and care coordination complete with orientation manuals, preceptors, and physician-led education opportunities. 

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • The Lung Institute brings together experts in lung disease including pulmonary medicine, thoracic surgery, and allergy. The Pulmonary Medicine and Thoracic Surgery clinics provide care for ages 18-100 with two primary locations including on the main campus at The Vanderbilt Clinic and One Hundred Oaks campus. Allergy specialists and their teams are based on West End Avenue in Nashville with four offsite clinics in Middle Tennessee providing care to ages 3 years and above. Collectively, the Vanderbilt Lung Institute serves an average of 50,000 outpatients annually with an additional 20,000-25,000 pulmonary function tests. 

    The clinical environment varies depending on the specialty but the carefully coordinated, personalized, and compassionate approach resonates across all sub-specialties and locations. Nurses are afforded the opportunity to participate and co-lead multi-disciplinary practice teams for patients with complex conditions affecting the respiratory system. The unique characteristics of these patient populations include expert nurses trained to care for medical and surgical patients receiving complex care ranging from severe allergies to rare lung diseases.

    One perk of working in the Lung Institute clinics is the ability to work with a team of dedicated, experienced nurses dedicated to the art and science of nursing care. The Lung Institute nurses cherish the opportunity to educate patients and build rapport through frequent clinic visits while managing acute and chronic illnesses. Our nurses are successful working in the outpatient clinic setting within the Lung Institute because they have a shared voice in improvement processes as they work alongside supportive peers and leaders. We orient new nurses with a designated preceptor in a transition to practice program centered on competency-based learning and skill assessment with a minimum of 6-8 weeks in a specific area. 

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • The Heart and Vascular Institute is primarily located on the main campus at Medical Center East in Nashville, Tennessee with twenty-four offsite locations serving the Middle Tennessee region. These clinics specialize in General Cardiology, Cardiology subspecialties, Cardiac Surgery, and Vascular Surgery with clinical teams well-equipped to provide care for the adult population, ages 18 and above. This patient care center serves an average of 20,000 outpatients annually. 

    The clinic environment provides a team-based approach to comprehensive cardiac and vascular care. The unique characteristics of managing these patient populations include the ability to deliver care across the adult lifespan from preventative care to chronic care management, state of the art procedures, and cardiac transplantation.

    One perk of working in the Heart and Vascular Institute clinics is the comprehensive care we provide to patients across the state of Tennessee as well as offsite locations in Alabama and Kentucky. Our nurses are successful working in the outpatient Heart and Vascular Institute clinics because of the collaborative team approach with the nurse and physician as well as ancillary staff. All clinical staff working at the top of their licensure is necessary to provide the best care to our patients. We orient new nurses with a mix of didactic, hands-on experiences, and observation through a defined orientation plan.

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

  • We are primarily located within the Metro Davidson area in Nashville, TN. Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) discharges an average of 125 patients per day, which equates to over 45,000 patient discharges annually. The Discharge Care Center (DCC) supports the unique needs of all adult patients (age 18 years and older) immediately following discharge from the hospital ensuring effective outcomes. 

    As an interdisciplinary team comprised of clinical nurses, social workers, care coordinators, case managers, and pharmacy support, the Discharge Care Center works to ensure all patients experience a smooth transition from inpatient to outpatient care. Provision of automated touchpoints, as well as 24/7 access to clinicians, supports a seamless approach with a detailed plan of care. The highly skilled team provides patient education, risk stratification, and care coordination for patients most vulnerable to complications and readmission. Evaluation of clinical complexity and social determinants helps ensure equitable and inclusive care for the general and specialized needs of all discharged patients. 

    One perk of working in the Discharge Care Center is the opportunity to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team yet maintain a high degree of autonomy within the scope of nursing practice. Nurses are successful working in our area as they are provided a wide variety of experiences to increase their skillset and knowledge base across the continuum. New nurses receive a personalized orientation pathway for an average of 4-8 weeks alongside a dedicated preceptor ensuring a successful transition to practice. Regular communication touchpoints with the preceptor and manager are intertwined into the onboarding experience. 

    Please visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.