The ICU Nurse is a professional Registered nurse (RN) who provides high quality , evidence based care for adult and geriatric Veteran patients who are critically ill and require comprehensive intensive care. This care is provided utilizing all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary, practice setting. The Registered Nurse (RN) in the intensive care unit (ICU) functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team to provide healthcare to maximize the quality of life for veterans with the critical with medical and surgical needs requiring intensive nursing care. The RN role includes initial and ongoing physical and psychosocial assessment/ reassessment to determine the patients nursing care needs. The RN plays an active role in patient concepts of health care support systems for growth, advocacy, discharge planning and collaboration with other interdisciplinary team members to optimize Wellness and comfort. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, Responding to critical events and uses the nursing process to evaluate the patient's condition and treat critically treat accordingly. RN is required to be competent, understanding of practice for care of all critically ill patients RN requires proficiency in the care of adult patients with critical nursing care requirements including telemetry and continuous cardiac monitoring Assists in the insertion of invasive lines such as arterial lines Swan Ganz catheters and maintenance. Hemodynamic monitoring multiple vessel active drips, mechanical ventilation, EKG rhythm strip interpretation Moderate sedation, post-surgical recovery and stabilization Work Schedule: To be discussed at an interview. 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.