The Registered Nurse will provide care to emergent patient utilizing assessment, intervention, outcomes and evaluation of human responses to perceived, actual or potential, sudden or urgent, physical or psychosocial problems that are primarily episodic or acute while assigned to the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), within Medical Care Line at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. The Registered Nurse duties will include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team. The incumbent will be a Staff Nurse on the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). Demonstrate competence in patient assessment for individuals with constantly changing conditions and complex diagnoses requiring specialized nursing care. Knowledge and ability to recognize life-threatening arrhythmias and respond accordingly. Demonstrate the ability to learn numerous skills in operating complex equipment necessary for the efficient and effective care of the patients. Ability to accurately perform, document, and evaluate nursing care interventions and patient responses at a rapid pace. Ability to triage and time manage patient care in a rapid turn-around and high procedure unit. Work collaboratively with interdisciplinary team members. Maintain proper supplies of medical equipment. Communicate understanding of patient and family Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 8:00pm OR 7:30pm - 8:00am with Rotating shifts, weekends and Holidays Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: RN CCU Financial Discloser 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.