The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) Acute Care Nursing Service, Emergency Department (ED) Registered Nurse is a professional nurse who provides total care to emergency patients and applies the nursing process to patients requiring stabilization and/or resuscitation for a variety of illnesses and injuries. Duties include but are not limited to: * Demonstrates competency and clinical knowledge in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting and evaluating the patients presenting to the Emergency Department. * Guides and directs others who provide care. * Provides care, as needed, respecting patient's personal values, cultural and belief system. * Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual nursing judgements and actions. * Supports the facilities EEO/affirmative action programs by executing assigned duties and responsibilities in a professional manner. * Acts as a client advocate. * Plans and organizes care cased on client need and provider competencies to assure safe, efficient and cost-effective care. * Participates in the performance evaluation of others. * Refers to, consults with, and makes provision for continuity of care with other health care providers. * Informs treatment team and charge nurse of significant changes in patient's condition and takes appropriate nursing action. Work Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours per week, shift work, weekends, days, evenings, nights and holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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