The Procedural Staff RN functions as an integral member of the procedural/interventional team, interacting with patients, physicians, and anesthesia staff in the procedural setting. Implements the plan of care demonstrating expert knowledge of the responsibilities of the RN pre-procedure, intra-procedure, post-procedure and follow-up. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: The nurse is responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse's obligation to provide optimal care (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses) Independently plans and delivers technically competent care to patients with complex needs Safely and effectively uses equipment required for patient care. Reports equipment in need of repair Recognizes subtle abnormal signs and symptoms and/or changes in patients' condition and responds appropriately Makes assignments and directs activities of unit staff, (RNs, LPNs, students, PSAs, other team members) Formulates and implements a plan of care based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice Completes initial assessment of patient condition and response to treatment and initiates follow-up as needed. Includes the patient and family/significant other in developing the initial plan of care, establishing goals, and discharge planning Updates plan of care as needed based on patient responses Assesses patient's learning needs, learning preference, and readiness to learn Develops and implements a plan to meet learning needs, instructing patients and families in educational Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 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.