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Registered Nurse, Acute Care (2K)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Temple
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

The Registered Nurse for Acute Care will be responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. [ "The acute care nurse is a highly skilled individual who functions within the acute care areas of Nursing. The Acute Care Nurse acts as patient advocate, providing continuity of care designed to meet individual patient needs through collaboration with other members of the health care team and supporting the philosophy, objectives and goals of the facility. S/he provides clinical nurse expertise, care, and education to diverse patient populations. The nurse is required to work and support multiple inpatient areas within the medical center as staffing and patient acuity needs acutely arise. Duties include, but not limited to:\nPerforms assessment/data collection in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychologic and cognitive status, analyzing patient care and bringing problems to resolution. Anticipating and implementing preventive patient care measures. Demonstrating knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients in the medicine/telemetry environment. Possessing the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpreting the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs. Performs documentation duties on the floor and in the patient record, which is timely, accurate and concise, Works as part of a team in delivering patient care, Establish priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available center resources of time, personnel, equipment and supplies, and functions as a Charge Nurse and/or preceptor as required. Work Schedule: Tours of duty may include: 7:30am-4:00pm, 7:30am- 8:00pm, 11:30am-8:00pm, 11:30am-12am, 3:30pm-12am, 7:30pm-8:00am, 11:30pm-8:00am, 11:30pm-12:00pm. Tour & schedule subject to change to meet the needs of the unit.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required" ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Temple , Registered Nurse, Acute Care (2K), Other , Temple, Texas

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