Quality Care Our Heroes DeserveNow is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 300,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, youll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise ? "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" ? by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The Staff Nurse is a registered nurse who utilizes the nursing process to assess, coordinate, facilitate and deliver nursing care to GI Services patients throughout the Northern California VA System. Nursing care responsibilities include but are not limited to: nursing evaluation and management of GI, Pulmonary and Endoscopic procedures etc. Formulates an interdisciplinary plan of care and documents assignments, interventions, and referrals in the computerized patient record system, meeting CPG/PI indicators. Develops and coordinates care and utilizes quality assurance programs to monitor the delivery of care. Responsible for educating patients and family members. Responsible for the delivery of all aspects of patient care including procedural sedation and serves as resource to the GI Services.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not
authorized for this position.
The incumbent is adaptable to function in pre, intra, and post procedural roles and utilizes the most current evidence to direct practice. These roles include; administration of moderate sedation, assisting in with General Anesthesia procedural cases and recovery, carrying out physician orders, administers medications with a focus on intravenous infusions for GI diseases, application of dressings, monitor vital signs, assists physician during examination procedures and complete nursing assessment pre and post procedure etc.. The RN in coordination with technicians and LVN/LPNs must understand all components of standard precautions, PPE, setting up procedure rooms with respect to sterility, cleanliness, availability of functioning endoscopic equipment and supplies. The GI RN is the primary coordinator of all disciplines to ensure a well-coordinated patient care plan is implemented and a high standard of care is provided. The RN must be competent in monitoring, recording, documenting and communicating patient conditions to the healthcare team and the utilization of the electronic medical health record. The RN will be required to instruct and educate patient and families regarding pre op teaching and discharge planning. This includes the assessment and coordination of the patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team. The RN provides age and culturally appropriate care for all patient who access care though the GI services. The RN will orient and mentors new staff members. Care and preparation of pre- and post GI procedure patients. Demonstrates abilities in establishment of priorities and time management required. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse interdisciplinary fast paced work environment required.
Ã? Current proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS) & ACLS through the American Heart Association
Ã? Prefer at least one (2) year of Critical Care experience
Ã? Prefer at least one (1) year of Endoscopy experience
Ã? Certified or have the experience in administering of Moderate Sedation
Ã? Arrhythmia Recognition Course
Ã? BSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Member of an appropriate professional nursing organization and seeks continuing education and professional development opportunities consistent with the annual learning plan.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
Equal Opportunity Employer