The Salem VAMC is looking for a Progressive Care Unit (PCU) RN to provide quality care to ill Veterans. The RN is directly responsible to the manager in the assigned area and is responsible and accountable for the provision of direct patient care and for the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran patient population. The RN must possess the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process for the management of acute and chronic illnesses. VHA Nursing brochure https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Careers/Nursing/ The incumbent works closely with physicians and other staff to provide medical treatment and personal care services to all Veterans. Duties include, but not limited to: Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components Identifies changes in patient's condition and documents observations Collaborates with health team members to facilitate positive care outcomes Provides a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standard and functional statements of the assigned grade. Demonstrates the ability to make critical decisions and trouble shoot patient care equipment. Responds to life threatening arrhythmias and emergency events effectively and administer appropriate drugs, and operate and monitor specialized equipment. Serves as a responsible member of the nursing team and interacts with patients, family members, professional and other supportive personnel. Relates effectively, cooperatively, and professionally with all co-workers. Administers medications and treatment procedures per established policies and guidelines Initiates treatments, administers critical medications and monitors effects and patient progress. Assists the critical care physician with procedures Maintains complete and accurate computerized patient records. Initiate referral to other members of the interdisciplinary health care team such as: nutritional support, ostomy care, chaplain, social work, PT, OT, etc. to assure timely interventions, continuous holistic care and interdisciplinary approach. Management and care of recovery patients. Acts as patient advocate Performs other related duties as assigned Work Schedule: 7P-7:30A Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized Telework schedules: Not authorized Virtual work schedules: Not authorized FLSA: Nonexempt Bargaining Unit Status: Bargaining Unit Recruitment Incentives: NOT authorized Relocation Expenses: NOT authorized Financial Disclosure Report: NOT required Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses: will not be paid PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Receive 13 to 26 days paid time off per year, including 10 paid federal holidays; 13 sick days annual with no limitation on accumulation. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). For More Information on Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits Functional Statement RN I, II, III FS# 000000
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.