The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct care to patients in the Emergency Department setting including performing triage, treatment initiation, and outcome evaluation. This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19. The Emergency Department Registered Nurse (RN) has overall responsibility for: Assessing, planning, coordinating, evaluating, and delegating the delivery of skilled patient care. Providing comprehensive emergency care to stable and critically ill patients. Exercising excellent interpersonal and organizational skills to be a strong team member. Providing patient education. Using critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care, which includes knowledge and integration of relevant standards, resources, and data. Operating specialized medical equipment such as defibrillator, LUCAS, electrocardiogram, oxygen flowmeter, IV pump, bladder scanner, etc. Initiating a patient's plan of care based on assessment and provider's orders. Having continuous contact with physicians, patients, patient families/significant others, community agencies, patient care staff, and management. Having and maintaining current ACLS certification and be an active member of the facility code team. Utilizing correct personal protective equipment (PPE) when providing care for patients with suspected infectious diseases. Work Schedule: Options for appointment are one position for 8 hours per bi-weekly pay period (0.1 FTE) and two positions for 24 hours per bi-weekly pay period (0.3 FTE). Day/PM/Night rotating shifts: 6:45AM-7:15PM, 8:00AM-4:30PM, 11:00AM-11:30 PM, 3:00PM-11:30 PM, 7:00PM-7:00AM, 11:00PM-7AM, rotating weekends and holidays. 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.