3-Surgery is a mixed Medical/Surgical acute care unit that responsible for a wide variety of patients and services. It is the primary admitting location for surgical specialties to include: Orthopedic, , Urology, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, and Vascular Surgery patients. Medical specialties on the unit include: Medicine, Cardiology (post-intervention), and Hospice/Palliative Care. The Registered Nurse is directly responsible to the designated manager in the assigned area; the Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for the provision of direct patient care and for the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse Veteran patient population. The Registered Nurse possesses basic knowledge and skills to apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting, which will then enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management of acute and chronic illness, and attainment of optimal levels of functioning and/or support of the dying patient and significant others. Surgical Unit Description -Modern 18 Bed Surgical/Medical Inpatient Unit that serves a variety of veterans .-Ceiling lifts, vitals machines, and private bathrooms in every patient room -Telemetry Monitoring -Average Patient to Nurse Ratio is 4-5 patients -Great Learning Opportunities with a focus on teamwork Work Schedule: Evening/Night rotating position with every other weekend requirement Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.