This is an open continuous announcement; applicants will be reviewed and referred on a bi-weekly basis or by the request of management; the announcement will remain open until the position is filled. The first cut-off for consideration will be January 29, 2020. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is recruiting for a highly qualified Registered Nurse for our Specialty Clinic. The Registered Nurse in the Specialty Clinic is an expert in a clinic setting. This RN leads other team members to provide safe and effective care of the. patient during appointments and procedures and ensures a smooth patient traffic flow throughout the Specialty clinics. He/she assists with various procedures, provides pre and post in-clinic or surgicaI procedure education and information about medications, oversees the safety of the patient, documents procedural assessment information, ensures correct labeling of specimens and that requirements for reusable medical equipment are sufficiently and consistently employed. He/she works collaboratively as a member of a larger team, implementing PACT principles, and is proactive in planning, overseeing and instituting care for a wide variety of patients with varying ages and states of health that will be examined and treated in the Specialty Clinics. The RN must complete mandatory and annual competencies· for equipment and procedures, adhere to unit-based protocols, and maintain a current BLS and. ACLS. The RN will participate in in-services and performance improvement activities and customer service programs at unit and service line levels. The practice of the RN in this position is based on knowledge, experience, and research and has a direct impact on patient care and patient safety for patients while in the Specialty clinics. The Registered Nurse will be familiar with common medications prescribed, in-clinic and surgical procedures for the various specialties and ensure that care provided is in accordance with established national standards for nursing practice. The nurse will follow VA policies and procedures and the standards set forth by regulatory agencies such as JCAHO and OSHA.. The Specialty Clinic Staff Nurse is expected to manage patient care in a compassionate and astute manner, ensuring patient safety and promoting positive patient outcomes. He/She provides guidance and education to patients and caregivers and collaborates with other professionals at all levels including but not limited to the other nurses and physicians and the Nurse Manager, Specialty Clinics. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0730 - 1600, Overtime, Shift, Holiday work may be required. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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