RN BONUS for ICU, Med-Surgical, and Emergency department positions
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Muskogee, Oklahoma
Internal Number: 614445500
Hiring 27 RN's for immediate hire! 22 Medical Surgical 4 ICU 1 Emergency Department BONUS FOR ICU, MED-SURGICAL, AND EMERGENCY ROOM RN'S CALL NURSE RECRUITER, KATHY LAWRENCE FOR DETAILS ON BONUS AT 918-577-3689 APPLICANTS WILL BE REVIEWED AND CALLED FOR INTERVIEWS EVERY 14 DAYS UNTIL POSITIONS ARE FILLED OR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES ON 12-31-21. VARIOUS TOURS OF DUTY, (12 hour shifts, days, evenings, nights) OPPORTUNITY FOR OVERTIME EXCELLENT BENEFITS The goal of Medical-Surgical Nursing is to assist clients in promoting, restoring, or maintaining optimal health. It is the responsibility of individual Medical-Surgical Nurses to read, understand, and identify practice parameters in accordance with state nurse practice acts, professional codes, professional practice standards, and their own personal competencies. Nurses are obliged to provide comprehensive and compassionate end-of-life care. This includes recognizing when death is near and conveying that information to families. Nurses should collaborate with other members of the health care team to ensure optimal symptom management and to provide support for the patient and family. Nurses and other health care providers have a responsibility to establish decision-making processes that reflect physiologic realities, patient preferences, and the recognition of what, clinically, may or may not be accomplished. Establishing goals of care for this patient at this time may provide a framework for discussion about what care should be provided. This process often involves collaboration with experts in decision-making, such as ethics committees or palliative care teams. Strive to attain a standard of primary palliative care so that all health care providers have basic knowledge of palliative nursing to improve the care of patients and families. All nurses will have basic skills in recognizing and managing symptoms, including pain, dyspnea, nausea, constipation, and others. Nurses will be comfortable having discussions about death and will collaborate with the care teams to ensure that patients and families have current and accurate information about the possibility or probability of a patient's impending death. The Emergency Department nurse is fully competent in the application of the standards of Emergency care at EOVACHS. The nurse specializes in treating adult (18-64) and geriatric (65+) Veterans, demonstrating technical and operational knowledge of acute medical, surgical and psychiatric conditions and treatment plans and is able to apply these skills in the Emergency Department. Follows established local policies and protocols to deliver safe, high- quality, timely and efficient care. Performs the triage role as assigned. Collaborates with physicians and ancillary services in planning and implementing the patients' plan of care. Is aware that some Veterans present to the ED for pain management and follows guidelines to ensure appropriate care of these patients. Immediately implements 1:1 nursing supervision as a nursing order when needed to keep patients safe and performs thorough checks for contraband. Addresses ethical and family issues as they may present, including identification of victims of abuse, implementing appropriate interventions according to policy. Provides patient and family teaching as appropriate. Uses the Emergency Department Information System consistently. Works collaboratively with community and inpatient staff as appropriate for timely disposition of patients. Has expertise to implement intensive care nursing while preparing a patient for admission to the intensive care unit or transfer to an outside facility. The Intensive care staff nurse is directly responsible to the ICU Nurse Manager. The Assistant Nurse Manager also performs supervisory duties on this unit at the direction of the Nurse Manager. The ICU staff nurse is a registered nurse who has a successful completion of a formal critical care course or previous experience as a critical care nurse, successful completion of a critical care test and ACLS to be obtained within 6 months. (S)He is directly responsible to the ICU Nurse Manager. The Intensive Care unit specializes in providing care to critically ill Veterans or those requiring intensive cardiac monitoring; post-operative major surgical patients requiring critical care services. The age of patients range from adult (18-64) and adult (65+). Common diagnoses include acute myocardial infarction, lethal dysrhythmias, respiratory distress and/or failure, acute gastrointestinal bleeding, sepsis, diabetic ketoacidosis, acute renal failure and multi-system failure. Demonstrates knowledge and competencies in critical care nursing and is able to follow ICU protocols. Analyzes and upgrades patient care through quality improvement activities. Maintains clinical competencies through continuous study, in-services, and attendance at, and participation in, seminars and workshops. Work Schedule: Various tours of duty, 12 hours tours (days, evenings & nights), opportunity for overtime Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized at 15% of annual salary for 2 years 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.