As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. The Veterans Health Administration is the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation. 3 North is a fast-paced, 24-bed telemetry unit which cares for medical and surgical patients. 3 North RNs, along with nursing assistants, provide stellar care to our nation's veterans. The 3 North Acute Care Registered Nurses provide care with the assistance of nursing assistants and a variety of support services. Nurses implement the nursing process, collaborate with physicians and a multidisciplinary care team and provide psychological support to patients and families. The registered nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community. 3 North RNs will attend the Rhythm Interpretation and Treatment Modalities class, successfully pass the final exam, and become qualified to sit telemetry. This unit cares for patients with both acute and chronic medical conditions as well as patients that are on observation status (post-procedural cardiac catheterizations, ablations, pacemakers, etc.) This position is a direct patient care position requiring Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications to be attained and maintained continuously throughout employment. Charge RN in ratio and/or out of ratio as appropriate. Precepts and mentors new staff and students. Collaborates with multidisciplinary healthcare team to deliver timely, efficient, and effective care to our Veterans. Completes TMS and Elsevier education modules in a timely manner, prior to due date. Enters timely leave requests into VATAS per SAVAHCS Leave and Absence System for Employees Memorandum. Documents notes appropriately as per SAVAHCS Documentation Memorandum. Maintain current ACLS and BLS certifications, and current Quarterly RQI assignments. Maintain Environment of Care per SAVAHCS Environment of Care Rounds Memorandum. Pass Rhythm Interpretation & Treatment Modalities class; orient to tele, become tele certified, and routinely serve as telemetry monitoring personnel in order to maintain competency. Care of the cardiac patient including post-cath care and EP wires, and CABG patients. Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree Preferred Experience: 1+ year of recent medical/surgical nursing with telemetry experience. Work Schedule: NIGHTS 7:30PM to 8:00AM, with Rotations 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.