The Ambulatory Care Clinic is looking for a team player Registered Nurse to join the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) team. The RN 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 RN must possess the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. Role responsibilities and accountabilities also include demonstration of knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age related needs of patients served in the assigned area of practice. This knowledge includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. Duties include, but not limited to: Provide care for the patient during the post-anesthesia period. The focus of the care is based on the individualized patient care needs as dictated by the procedure and the needs of the patient. Provides post-anesthesia care and monitoring for patients who have undergone surgical procedures. Have the ability to effectively collaborate with other departments/services in the provision of care for the patient. Provides monitoring during electroconvulsive treatment ([CT) in collaboration with the Licensed Provider. Demonstrate nursing preparedness in provision of patient care by: (1) Maintaining hand hygiene when delivering patient care. (2) Monitoring patient for hypothermia. (3) Monitoring fluid balance. (4) Protecting patient dignity and privacy. (5) In an emergency situation, pending the arrival of a physician, appropriate ACLS protocols will be initiated. Monitoring of the patient by the nursing staff includes but is not limited to: (1) Verification of the procedure that was performed. (2) Assessment and evaluation of the patient. (3) Maintenance of infection control procedures. (4) Providing a safe environment for the patient and staff. Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with all internal and external customers Maintain confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient/employee information Demonstrate working practices that include adherence to Infection Control standards and the safe use and operation of equipment Conforms with all medical center and service/service line safety policies, procedures and protocols to avoid injury and/or illness to self and others. Work Schedule: Various hours Monday through Friday Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt Supervisory Position: No Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Not Authorized Relocation expenses: Not Authorized Probationary period: May be required Financial Disclosure: 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.