Registered Nurse Float Pool - Med/Surg and Critical Care - Louisville
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Internal Number: 623817700
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Med/Surg RN demonstrates proficiency in practice based on conscious, deliberate planning. Self-directed in goal setting for managing complex Medical-Surgical Telemetry patient situations. 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. The Critical Care Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional Nurse who provides high quality , evidence based care for adult and geriatric Veteran patients who are critically ill and require comprehensive intensive care. The RN provides care to Veterans who commonly present with multi-system, co-morbidities requiring a multitude of therapeutic modalities including continuous cardiac monitoring and dysrhythmia interventions. The RN in the ICU functions as part of an interdisciplinary team and is accountable for direct care to a defined number of patients for his/her shift. The nurse functions at all times as a patient advocate and performs his/her cares and duties with the utmost integrity adhering to policies and procedures and following all protocols, guidelines and standards of practice (SOP). This position requires working in a Nursing Float Pool capacity throughout the Inpatient areas of the Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). Duties include, but not limited to: Plans and delivers technically competent care to Medical-Surgical Telemetry patients. Makes assignments and directs activities of other unit staff (RNs, LPNs, students, PSAs, other team members). Formulates a plan of care based on nursing assessments based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice and seeks assistance as needed. Safely and effectively uses equipment required for patient care. Reports equipment in need of repair. Recognizes subtle abnormal signs and symptoms and/or changes in patients' condition and responds appropriately. Completes initial assessment of patient condition and response to treatment and initiates follow-up as needed. Includes the patient and family/significant other in developing the initial plan of care and establishing goals. Uses the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and the Bar Coded Medication Administration (BCMA) software per policy. Recognizes ethical issues related to professional nursing practice and behaves in an appropriate manner through observance of established policies of the unit, VA, and professional practice. Work Schedule: Shifts to include variations there of: Daytime Evening Night Tour may change based on the needs of the organization. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: A recruitment incentive of $12,000 is available with a 2 year commitment EDRP Authorized: Contact email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay Schedule: NM84 and NOOM
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.