The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for Full-time, Permanent, Registered Nurse - Med/Surg, specializing in general medicine and cardiac telemetry monitoring. This position will report to the Med/Surg Nurse Manager. Nursing care is the dynamic and skilled application of a systematic body of knowledge to the diagnosis and treatment of actual or potential health problems. Competent nursing care is provided in the context of the nursing process, which encompasses all significant action taken by the nurse in providing care, and forms the foundation of clinical decision-making. Nursing care must be individualized to meet a particular patients' unique needs and situations. As a Registered Nurse - Medical/Surgical Ward, you are responsible for the following to include, but not limited to: Providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems. Patients who range in age from adults (18-64) and adults (65+) with common medical conditions including; cardiac, respiratory, infectious, renal, hematology, endocrine, psychiatric, and oncology disease processes. Must be able to use sound judgment to prioritize work assignment based on patient needs, prioritizing patients according to urgent needs. Functions independently in the complex environment with acute care experience and must be able to adapt to the constant changing environment. Collaborates with members of the surgical team and other multi-disciplinary teams in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care for the scheduled, unscheduled, or emergent surgical procedures. Collaborates with physicians and ancillary services in planning and implementing the patient's plan of care. Demonstrates knowledge and competencies in technical and operational knowledge in critical care nursing, able to adhere to unit-based protocols, with the ability to apply these skills in the clinical setting. The RN must complete and demonstrate knowledge of mandatory and annual competencies for equipment and procedures, Treats all Veterans, families, and other healthcare providers with dignity and respect. Listens to and acknowledges Veteran and family perspectives and choices. Veteran and family knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds are incorporated into the planning and delivery of care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner The RN must possess the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary rehab practice setting. Work Schedule: Monday through Sunday, 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. to included weekends and holidays. To accommodate coverage, night or day shifts may be required. Flexibility in tours and assignments is required. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Bargaining Unit: Yes
Internal Number: 599908600
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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.