This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The staff nurse in the Intermediate Intensive Care Unit is responsible and accountable for providing direct and indirect care to a variety of critically ill patients. Incumbent is clinically and administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager of the IICU. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 31, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be November 2, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates every 14 calendar days. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Work Schedule: Varies: 7:30am-8pm; 7:30pm -8:00am (overnight) Monday thru Sunday; Rotating weekends and holidays; to meet the needs of the patient and program needs. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact V21 CCOE EDRP V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Cardiac/hemodynarnic monitoring Adherence to sterile technique, infection control and safely practices Training and competency with highly technical equipment Accurate usage of emergency/resuscitative equipment Maintenance IV's/Titration of infusions Wound care Use of pain management devices-PCA, epidural, OnQ Pump Use of enteral feeding tubes-use of Cortrak device Procedural patient education Oxygen/ventilator therapy Adherence to documentation standards and IICU polices/protocols Administer medications according to hospital policy on medication administration and BCMA (bar code medication administration) Adherence to hospital and unit mandatory training
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