Nursing Areas of Focus
As an academic medical center and our region's only Level I trauma center, the University of Vermont Medical Center offers nursing careers across a wide spectrum of disciplines.
Ambulatory nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center are located within our 11 primary care locations and more than 60 specialty clinics located across Northern and Central Vermont. They partner closely with physicians and advanced practice providers to provide a range of services to our patients to help keep them healthy and to assist in the management of chronic and acute conditions.
Both RNs and LPNs are employed in ambulatory settings. An ambulatory nursing career offers a great work-life balance with most nurses enjoying nights and weekends off.
Our ‘hospital within a hospital,' the University of Vermont Children's Hospital, creates opportunities to work with children not only in primary care, but also in child specific specialties.
Additionally, the University of Vermont Cancer Center provides advanced cancer treatment to patients across our region and has a strong commitment to research and clinical trials.
Emergency Department Nursing
Emergency Department nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center work in a fast paced and exciting environment in Vermont's only Level I trauma center. Nurses work with expert Emergency Medicine Physicians to triage patients of varying levels of acuity who come in as walk-ins, by ambulance, or as transfers from our region's smaller medical centers. The camaraderie between staff members of all levels is the cornerstone of the culture within the Emergency Department and creates a collaborative and high-quality environment. The UVM Medical Center also offers a 20-week Emergency Department internship for nurses who would like to start a career in the Emergency Department.
Inpatient nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center are there every step of the way to help patients recover from their illness or surgical procedure. Assignments differ every day, and can include providing patient education, creating and implementing care plans and completing patient assessments. Teamwork is a focus of the inpatient environment, not only between physicians and nurses but with our medical students and residents as well, creating natural learning and teaching opportunities. Inpatient nursing opportunities are available in medical/surgical units, intensive care units and rehabilitation units. Inpatient nursing opportunities are available across a variety of areas including medical/surgical units, intensive care units and rehabilitation units.
Operating Room Nursing
Operating Room nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center start their time here with an orientation catered to the individual, immersing them in the family-like environment of the operating room. The operating room creates an optimal learning environment where nurses work alongside experienced surgeons with a passion for teaching. Operating room nurses also have the chance to mentor and train nurses who come through the Perioperative 101 internship.