The Staff RN for Acute Care (Inpatient) is a multidisciplinary care RN who functions independently and directs staff in the performance of patient care. In addition the RN will pass medication, conduct patient assessments and complete documentation, as well as serving as a charge nurse when required. Duties may include however are not limited to the following: 1. Independently plans and delivers technically competent care to patients with complex needs. 1.1. Safely and effectively uses equipment required for patient care. Reports equipment in need of repair. 1.2. Recognizes subtle abnormal signs and symptoms and/or changes in patients' condition and 2. Makes assignments and directs activities of other unit staff, (RNs, LPNs, students, PSAs, other team members). 3. Formulates and implements a plan of care based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice. 3.1. Completes initial assessment of patient condition and response to treatment and initiates follow-up as needed. 3.2. Includes the patient and family/significant other in developing the initial plan of care, establishing goals, and discharge planning 3.3. Updates plan of care as needed based on patient responses. 3.4. Assesses patient's learning needs, learning preference, and readiness to learn in conjunction with patient/family/significant other. 3.5. Develops and implements a plan to meet learning needs, instructing patients and families in educational needs and discharge planning. 4. Documents the nursing process. 4.1. Documentation is technically informative, consistent, accurate, concise, and timely manner. 4.2. Evaluates and documents patient response to interventions and progress towards attainment of expected outcomes. 4.3. Revises plan of care according to evaluations of patient responses. 4.4. Uses the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and the Bar Coded Medication 5. Manages nursing care of patients. 5.1. Functions as charge nurse/team leader in providing direction to staff in meeting patient care needs. 5.2. Ensures that assigned delegated tasks are completed by team members. 5.3. Organizes and completes own assignments in a safe and timely manner, assisting team members as necessary. 5.4. Organizes and prioritizes in order to meet changing patient care needs and staff assignments. S.S. Assigns patient care responsibilities based upon patient needs and competencies of staff. 6. Demonstrates grade-appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills. 6.1. The nurse can recognize the patient has a problem. 6.2. The nurse can manage the problem safely and effectively, recognizing his/her scope of practice. 6.3. The nurse has a relative sense of urgency. 6.4. The nurse takes the right action for the right reason (del Bueno). 6.5 The nurse responds and intervenes appropriately to emergency situations. 7. Adheres to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice.8. Practices within "Scope of Practice" based upon state licensure. Work Schedule: 7:00pm -7:00am with every other weekend off 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.
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