The Intensive Care nurse is a professional who manages the care of the critically ill patient through collaboration with nursing staff, physicians and other healthcare providers. The nurse coordinates and facilitates care to restore stability, minimize complications and achieve optimal patient outcomes within a dynamic, intensive care environment. Major duties may include but are not limited to; - Completes admission assessment on assigned patients within 24 hours of admission - Conducts reassessments on the patient every shift and as needed to determine rapidly changing conditions of patients - Transcribes provider's orders using CPRS - Takes verbal and telephone orders per policy - Completes patient care plans according to policy - Documents vital signs and assessments using CPRS every shift - Documents medications using BCMA (Bar Code Medication Administration) - Plans for discharge/transfer of patient including completing discharge/transfer note in CPRS -Provides individualized, complex patient care consistent for critically ill pre and postoperative surgical patients consistent with identified diagnoses and standards and scope of practice, which may include: - Cardiac monitoring - Hemodynamic monitoring - Administration and titration of cardiac and/or vasoactive medications - Ventilators - Is proactive in identifying potential crisis situations and responds appropriately in emergency/code situations using ACLS guidelines - Function independently in performing more complex treatments, procedures and advanced technology specific to the scope of care in the ICU according to the procedure manual - Performs procedures within his/her scope of practice and unit based competencies - Promotes and provides health care teaching to patient and significant others Work Schedule: Rotating Night Shifts - May include weekend/holidays Compressed/Flexible: Not Authorized Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Maybe authorized for highly qualified candidates. EDRP Authorized: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized 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.