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 This vacancy is for the Registered Nurse (RN) position on our facility's Med/Surg unit. The RN is primarily accountable for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating direct and indirect nursing care, and identifying outcomes for patients. This position requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. The RN must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. The Registered Nurse will be responsible for but not limited to:· Completing and documenting nursing assessments, seeking assistance to identify priority needs.· Recognizing overt abnormal signs and symptoms and/or changes in the patients' condition and responding appropriately.· Demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patients' served and interpreting information to identify each patient's individual needs.· Developing the initial nursing plan of care and updating plan with assistance as needed.· Addressing patient safety needs when communicating patient care needs to other nursing staff and disciplines.· Safely and effectively using equipment required for patient care, including:· Procedures for cleaning, transporting and storing reusable medical equipment (RME)· Appropriately using safe patient handling equipment.· Adhering to infection control practices while using equipment and providing patient care (proper hand washing techniques, use of PPE).· Recognizing actual or potential changes in condition and response to treatment, initiating appropriate action and revising the plan of care accordingly. ·Initiating and documenting basic health teaching and discharge planning based on patient's/family's identified needs.· Documenting care given in the medical records in a consistent, accurate, concise and timely manner per hospital protocol.· Revising plan of care according to evaluations. Work Schedule: 12 hour night shifts 1945-0815 with Holiday and Weekend rotation Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. EDRP Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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