The Minneapolis VA is looking for experienced ICU Registered Nurses to fill positions in the Intensive Care Unit and Critical Care Float Pool. The 18 bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is organized to provide highly specialized nursing care twenty-four hours per day with constant human and indirect electronic surveillance. This is an OPEN CONTINUSOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until April 18, 2021. The initial cut off date will be 3/29/2021 with subsequent cut-off dates every Monday. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. This Critical Care RN demonstrated competency caring for a variety of critically ill populations, including but not limited to: Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Vascular Surgery, Respiratory Failure and Septic Shock. The Critical Care Float Pool RN provides nursing care to veterans in a variety of critical care environments and requires flexibility and the ability to re-prioritize at any given moment. This RN must have sound clinical judgment and skillsets in independent decision-making based on the standards of nursing care. At the Minneapolis VA, we focus on continuous improvement, staff engagement through shared governance, and professional development opportunities to promote personal and professional growth. Our veterans deserve the best care- and our critical care team is essential to meeting that mission. Additional duties include: 2 years of current ICU experience. Current ACLS certification required. Experience caring for complex critically ill patients, and ability to adapt to different clinical areas Experience administering & monitoring moderate sedation Competency in High Risk medications, including vasopressors, paralytic, thrombolytic therapies Advanced airway management, Hemodynamic monitoring, Emergency response Promotes end of life care and Dying with Dignity initiatives Collaboration with multiple disciplines including Social Work, Pharmacy, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Chaplaincy Patient and caregiver education and support. Participation in facility-wide initiatives and promoting evidence-based best practices Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, Day/Night. Every other weekend and rotating 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.