The incumbent will be responsible for managing complex patient situations, acts as a patient advocate, and provides supportive assistance to all members of the healthcare team. The incumbent is a Registered Nurse who is responsible for the clinical, administrative, research and educational aspects of the assignment. Duties and or responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: Functions as a clinical, educational or administrative leader, Pacesetter or role model for peers and personnel under their supervision. Initiates problem identification; seeks resolution; follows through with implementation; evaluates by defining in terms of improved health care. Collaborates with appropriate resource/administrative personnel. Consistently utilizes the nursing process to provide a comprehensive, realistic, patient-centered plan of care. Utilizes the assessment to determine nursing diagnoses. Identifies potential problems and writes appropriate Nursing/medical orders/interventions as per clinical privileges. Evaluates the nursing and medical care delivered to each patient and modifies plan of care. Maintains a satisfactory level of practice consistent with requirements as defined by clinical privileges. Identifies learning needs of personnel, patients and their families; follows through with instructional intervention and documents appropriately. Consistently records and reports patient care. Documents in a timely, concise, clear manner. Evaluates outcomes and reviews/revises plan appropriately. In the provision of care to patients from the adult and/or geriatric categories, the employee recognizes and considers the age-related cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the patient, demonstrates competence, and correctly provides appropriate care for those ages. Takes in consideration, cultural, religious values and beliefs when planning and providing care. Consults with appropriate staff in addressing ethical issues. Identifies and communicates ethical issues to health team and or other appropriate persons. Participates in ethical decisions making process. Utilizes the computer appropriately and maintains access security. Consults appropriate resources to assess the needs in collaboration with other health team members. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: 1 - 2 years of experience in a GI Procedural setting preferred. Will consider experience in other procedural settings. Clinical experience in GI procedures, Interventional Radiology and/or PACU setting Moderate sedation experience preferred. BSN preferred. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: Schedule will vary between 8 and 12 hour shifts based on the needs of the unit assigned. Tours: 6a-6:30pm, 7a-7:30pm, 8a-8:30pm, 6a-2:30pm, 7a-3:30pm, 8a-4:30pm, 9a-5:30pm, 10a-6:30pm, 11a-7:30pm, 12noon -8:30pm. The Procedural Float RN will cover GI procedures, Interventional Radiology and the Perioperative Care Unit. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. 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.