The registered nurse provides care to veterans at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Health Care System (OKCVAHCS). OKCVAHCS is a Level 1b major interdisciplinary teaching facility with service-lines serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients, with a Level III Emergency Department, and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). OKCVAHCS is recruiting for their ICU and CDU. The RN in the ICU will, but not limited to: Ability to manage multiple competing priorities successfully. Proficient knowledge of VA Policy and nursing procedure Demonstration of Accurate and Timely documentation of patient care according to the Standards for ICU, Step-Down, Observation, and Acute patients. Ability to demonstrate understanding of and compliance with patient safety guidelines, accrediting body guidelines, VHA Directives and Facility Center Memorandums that pertain to ICU and CDU and direct patient care. Ability to demonstrate understanding of facility SAIL metrics that can be influenced by care provided in the ICU and CDU Ability to demonstrate use of metrics to show improvement and sustainment Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision making and evaluating outcomes. Ability to demonstrate active leadership and participation in customer service improvement processes and initiatives in the ICU and CDU Ability to demonstrate self-direction in: Maintaining current (not expired) licensure, certifications (BLS/ACLS), competencies, and mandatory trainings. Demonstrate effective use of facility processes for Standard Operating Procedures, Center Memorandums, Protocols, Guidelines, Patient Education, etc. Obtaining Nurse Manager approval and assistance to schedule at least two educational presentation to ICU or CDU staff regarding relevant ICU, Cardiac Nursing, or Clinical Decision Unit topics per year. Consistently demonstrates effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers, team members, and supervisors. Notifies the nurse manager of any safety incidents, employee injuries, or concerns of team members not providing care according to the appropriate Standards of Care. Attend monthly staff meetings and unit specific education. Assist with all non-supervisory operations on the unit in the absence of Charge Nurse or Nursing Leadership and involve the Acting Supervisor for supervisory issues . Serves as a mentor to new ICU or CDU RNs. Provides feedback of new employee's progress to nurse manager Serves as a preceptor for nursing students. Providing feedback to the student, faculty, and nurse manager regarding students' progress. Active participant in the students learning process. Maintains a professional and respectful attitude towards patients, families, and co-workers. Understands the facility staffing model and the need to adjust staffing according to the needs of the ICU or Clinical Champions for unit specific projects. Provide nurse manager with monthly reports, documenting current data, trends, and action plans. Monitor daily missed med reports and undocumented PRN effectiveness reports for assigned patients before transferring care to oncoming shift. Understands unique needs of the ICU and/or CDU and the patient population. Proposes needed change to nurse manager and is self-directed change agent among peers. Practice affects unit, service, or medical center level, with clear outcomes, that improves care for a group of patients. Incorporates professional standards of care and implements broad-reaching evidence-based change. A new unit or service wide project with a focus on either performance measures or facilities strategic plan must be submitted to nurse manager each year. Sustainability of prior project must be maintained for at least five years. Reports must include measurable goals, trending data for a period greater than three months, and specific action plan. Work Schedule: Varies, days, nights, weekends, and holidays 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.