The Registered Nurse provides care within all areas of Perioperative Services (Periop) including Pre-procedure, Phase I-Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), and Phase Il-recovery, providing pre-procedure and post-procedure care for interventional services patients (Operating Room/Minor Procedure Room, Gastroenterology, Bronchoscopy, Interventional Radiology, and Cardiac catheterization/Electrophysiology). The RN performs pre-procedure assessments, patient education and post-procedure care. The RN demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with professional and supportive personnel who provide patient care. The nurse plans, organizes, and when appropriate, directs and supervises the activities of others to complete assignments in a safe and timely manner. The nurse demonstrates excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships. Based on education, experience, and competency, the nurse may be assigned responsibilities such as preceptor, and/or charge nurse. The nurse functions as a resource for colleagues as needed. The nurse plans, organizes, and when appropriate, directs and supervises the activities of others to complete assignments in a safe and timely manner. Further duties of the position are, but not limited to: Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Work Schedule: 10 HR SHIFTS, 0530-2000 (RANGE) NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary. 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.