Registered Nurse (RN) - Progressive Care Unit (ICU Step Down)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 630581400
A recruitment/relocation incentive is not authorized. This position is on 6CS which is the facilities Progressive Care Unit (ICU Step Down) and resides under the Acute Nursing Inpatient Division. Provides, directs, and supervises the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran population of varying complexity in the Acute Nursing Care Division. This is done through providing an increased level of nursing care that bridges the gap between the intensive care unit and medical-surgical units. Possess the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative and interprofessional practice setting. Effectively implement health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic illness states, assist veterans in the attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation, and provide supportive measures for the dying patient and their support system. Communicate and interact respectfully and professionally with internal and external customers. Maintain confidentiality of patient/employee information electronically, verbally, and written. Work and function within a safe manner including infection control and operation of equipment. Integrate and apply pertinent aspects of the Medical Center performance improvement program into his/her professional practice. Utilize nursing research, evidence-based practice and literature in daily practice. Provide care appropriate to the biopsychosocial needs of the population served. This knowledge includes an understanding of the changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. He/she must be able to assess and interpret data relating to the patient's current health status, which will facilitate the delivery of care appropriate to the age specific needs of the adult and geriatric patient. Provide culturally competent care to a diverse patient population. Practice requirements include Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). All RNs are required to be ACLS certified within one year of practice on the unit. Work Schedule: 72 hours per two week pay period on Nights is available. Weekend and holiday rotations are required. Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. 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.