The Northport VA Medical Center is hiring one, full-time, permanent RN to work on their Med/Surg/ Telemetry unit. This is a day shift position from 7:30 am - 8:00 pm. The Staff Registered Nurse (Staff RN) provides care for a team of Veterans within the medical/surgical, rehabilitation and/or telemetry unit. The RN is responsible for recognizing and reporting physiological and/or psychological deviations such as symptoms of hemorrhage, shock, obstructed airway and/or anaphylaxis. The Staff RN must be proficient in post-operative care as well as pain management. Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Adhere and promote desired clinical outcomes for patients in accordance with National guidelines. Perform acute and chronic nursing care. Provide, direct and supervise the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse Veteran population. Promote and maintain a positive, safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment. Perform systematic assessments of patients and assure that data is collected, documented and communicated. Assess patient and family understanding of therapy regimen and conduct ongoing education for patients and their families regarding any therapy requirements. Recognize subtle changes in patient's condition and responds timely, choosing the correct interventions. Responsible for the implementation, administration, monitoring, and documentation of patient's response to prescribed treatment, including appropriate notification of adverse reactions to physician and hospital personnel. Monitor the environment for potential and/ or actual safety hazards. Direct supervision of unlicensed staff. Act as a patient advocate when patient self-determination is questioned. Promote restorative patient care that incorporates the patient's desired outcomes Provide a holistic nursing approach that addresses the disease process as well as the psychosocial elements. Work Schedule: 7:30 am - 8:00pm Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: No Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Discloser 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.