Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates in support of COVID mission. The Float Pool registered nurse is a professional who manages the care of the acutely ill patient on multiple nursing units to include the ICU within the Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System (SLCVAHCS). This position may be required to support other VA healthcare facilities in two week tours. This announcement is open until filled. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be reviewed and referred to the selecting official on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month until a candidate is selected. The Float Pool nurse works with multiple disciplines to provide care for these acutely ill patients. The nurse coordinates and facilitates care to restore stability, minimizing complications to achieve optimal patient outcomes within a dynamic, acute care environment. In order to accomplish this, the professional nurse uses the Nursing Process in the facilitation and coordination of care for patients with a team of caregivers. The Float Pool registered nurse is a professional nurse who is responsible for the provision of patient care on multiple nursing units within SLCVAHCS and is directly responsible to the Nurse Manager. She/he must demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member and must be able to communicate, listen, report and gather crucial data in a manner that enhances patient outcomes. She/he must utilize the computer charting system to document patient care. The Float Pool supports professional growth through educational activities, attendance and participation on unit or hospital committees, Quality improvement projects, or membership in professional organizations. Duties included but are not limited to: Completes admission assessments on assigned patients within 24 hours of admission Reassess patient condition every 12 hours or as needed Verifies physicians' orders using CPRS Documents vital signs and assessments using CPRS Take verbal and telephone orders per policy Completes patient care plans according to policy Plans for discharge/transfer of patients including completing discharge/transfer note in CPRS Documents medications using BCMA (Bar Code Medication Administration) Clinical Practice Provides individualized patient care consistent with identified knowledge of patient's strengths and limitations Is proactive in identifying potential crisis situations and responds appropriately in emergency/code situations Initiates referrals and/or consultations as appropriate to achieve the multidisciplinary plan of care Functions independently in performing more complex treatments, procedures and advanced technology specific to the scope of care and according to the procedure manual Recovers post procedure patients (ie heart caths, vascular, GI, Renal, angios) Performs blood draws and venipuncture for IV therapies, IV push medications, TPN and blood products Sets up and monitors a variety of pumps, including PCA Promotes and provides health care teaching to patient and significant other 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 Module Leader Listens to report for entire module Collaborates with team members, other disciplines and patient/significant other Recognizes and uses the knowledge and expertise of colleagues and other health care providers in meeting patient care needs Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Rotating to including nights, weekends, and holidays. 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.