The Registered Nurse position is located at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System location in Gainesville Florida. The NFL/SGA VA Health Care System Mental Health Service is currently recruiting for an Registered Nurse for the Surgical Specialty Clinic. IF YOU ARE A VA EMPLOYEE APPLY TO VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: CBTC-11340945-22-SF 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. The Registered Nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses). Duties include but are not limited to: The RN's during check in patient process will be responsible for perform patient assessment, verify medication order /medication administration, verify any laboratory order and results. They are responsible for assisting with clinic procedures, verifying patient assessment, patient medication, patient teaching and post-op instructions will be done. RN's are responsible for maintaining a high level of clinical practice through the use of nursing standards and hospital policy while working effectively with professional and supportive personnel who provide care. Other duties include but not limited to: planning, organizing and when appropriate, directing and supervising activities of others to complete assignments and a safe and timely manner. The RN will be responsible for setting up diagnostic and therapeutic medical instruments and equipment as a part of the treatment of the patients. Determines the technical factors and sets controls for the operation of equipment and instruments. Sets up standard equipment for simple to complex procedures. Maintain sterility of instruments and supplies used to perform procedures. Reports equipment malfunction and abnormalities to the provider. The RN cleans surgical equipment and instruments, removing gross contamination from equipment by rinsing and or use of other solvents that are required. Supports the provider and other members of the health care team with locating and assembling needed equipment for the procedures. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0730 - 1600 Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.