The Intermittent Staffing Pool Nurse demonstrates leadership and mastery of practice in delivering efficient, comprehensive, and continuous patient-driven holistic care through active collaboration, communication and coordination of resources. The primary purpose of the Intermittent Staffing Pool Nurse RN position is to demonstrate leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaboration strategies with others to provide comprehensive nursing care to patients assigned to the assigned unit. The Intermittent Staffing Pool RN will be scheduled to provide supplemental staffing and to augment full-time and part-time staff within their skill set. The Intermittent Staffing Pool RN performs initial history and assessment, patient teaching/education, Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA), Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) documentation, and verification of informed consent. Other major duties include but are not limited to: electrocardiogram, intravenous access and pump management, tube feeding, use of ceiling lifts, care of the patients with tracheostomies, telemetry cardiac monitoring, glucometer management, verification of informed consent, wound care and management, pulse oximetry, and follows appropriate respiratory isolation standards. He/she conducts time-out with all disciplines doing procedures at the bedside e.g. chest tube and central line insertion. He/she demonstrates clinical competence and leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others such as patients, their family members/significant others and members of the interdisciplinary team. He/she is self-directed in goal setting, and in the management of complex patient situations utilizing the nurse process. He/she demonstrates the ability to identify an issue, analyze it, develop and implement interventions. The Intermittent Staffing Pool RN completes initial assessments and reassessments of patient condition and response to treatment. He/she initiates follow-up as recommended while administering the prescribed therapies using appropriate judgment; evaluation of therapies is pertinent and timely. The Intermittent Staffing Pool RN provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the adult or elderly patient and family's diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights. Work Schedule: 8 or 12 hours, alternate. Weekends and holidays required. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599753000
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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.
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