The Registered nurse provides ongoing evaluation of care management in the PACU. The RN will be located at the Richmond Veterans Medical Center. The Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for the provision of direct patient care for the delivery of quality nursing care to a diverse Veteran patient population. Completes health risk assessment/screening; initiates follow up as needed Develops and implements a plan to meet patients needs Promotes discharge planning and continued care through developing and individualized patient plan of care while collaborating with family and health care team Provides considerate care, respecting patients personal values and cultural belief system Establishes patient care priorities to ensure safe and effective patient care Administers medication in accordance with established procedures/policy Preforms safe work practices appropriate for the position, e.g., how to report a safety hazard, proper body mechanics, or use of personal protective equipment Provides appropriate care to the age-related needs of patients Administers prescribed therapies utilizing appropriate judgement Evaluates other staff against standards of practice and regulations to improve compliance Functions as the Charge Nurse, Team Leader role guiding and directing others who provide patient care Evaluates practice of self and others against standards of practice and relevant regulations such as nurse practice acts, Joint Commission, OHSA, professional nursing organizations and takes action to improve compliance Solves problems related to care delivery, effectively using the group process and the interdisciplinary team at the unit/program or service level Promotes continuity of care through collaboration with the patient, family and healthcare team Utilizes the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with assigned provider team in developing the patient-driven care plan RN Salary Range: Candidates education and length of nursing practice and experience will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any amount in the range listed for this vacancy announcement. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 6am- 8pm with mandatory call rotation which provides 24/7 365 day operational coverage for afterhours OR emergency activations. 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.