The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Healthcare System RN vacancies exist on the Medical Surgical Step-Down Unit (MSSDU) at the Gainesville VAMC. The MSSDU is a 24/7 in-patient intermediate care unit that combines patient care to surgical sub-specialties to include Cardiothoracic, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Urology, ENT, Neurosurgery, Plastics, Eye, Vascular Surgeries, and 8 medicine focused teams. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: may be authorized for highly qualified candidates Major Duties Include Uses expert clinical judgment in the delivery of intermediate nursing care and managing life sustaining physiologic functions in stable/ unstable patients.2. Organizes care delivery in collaboration with the interdisciplinary teams in a manner that promotes continuity and accountability for patient care. Innovative and self-directed in developing and implementing complex unit programs/ protocols for optimizing patient care and enhanced management of resources. Knowledgeable in care of patient with IV therapy, including cardiac drips, use of blood and blood products, ongoing cardiac and pulmonary monitoring, and pain management. Knowledgeable and assists during bedside procedures such as Chest Tube placement, complex wound care, PICC placements. Advanced knowledge of normal and abnormal lab values with appropriate intervention. Advanced knowledge of EKG interpretation and telemetry monitoring. Skilled in providing cardiac and pulmonary support and frequent head to toe physical assessments on medical and post- surgical patients Advanced critical thinking skills to intervene with appropriate actions for urgent/emergent care, as well as basic IV and central line skills Demonstrates positive communication skills and behaviors that promote cooperation and team work with internal and external customers. Mentors less experienced RN's, other RNs in expanded roles, and/or students. Recognizes psychiatric emergencies and initiates and guides others in the implementation of appropriate and timely actions. Work Schedule: Hiring for 12-hour day shift and 12-hour night shift for this 24/7 unit Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: may be authorized for highly qualified candidates 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.