The Critical Care Registered Nurse serve as a Registered Nurse caring for critically ill patients in the Intensive Care unit. The Critical-care nurse relies upon specialized body of knowledge, skills, and experience to provide care to patients and families and create environments that are healing, humane, and caring in the critical care setting. Foremost, the critical-care nurse practices according to the standards of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. This announcement is open for an extended period to obtain a large applicant pool. Applicants whom meet basic qualifications, grade requirements and submit a complete application will be sent to hiring manager for hiring consideration. This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19 ****This RN position is temporary, not to exceed up to twelve (12) months and does not confer permanent status as a VA employee for purposes of continued employment. Once the time or COVID needs expire, your employment with the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center may end.**** The Critical Care Registered Nurse initiates all treatment modalities in the critical care setting and is competent in the titration, administration, and monitoring of patients receiving active medication. Possesses knowledge to make quick decision based on hemodynamic and physiologic response determined by advanced assessment skills and experience in the critical care area. Observes and assesses patient's clinical conditions; recognizes, anticipates, identifies and interprets emergency situations, initiates immediate appropriate action, and ACLS protocol as indicated. The nurse caring for the critically ill patient uses clinical inquiry and integrates research findings into practice. Continually questions and evaluates practice and uses the best available evidence. Demonstrates competence and knowledge in their response to multi-system failure, cardiovascular, and respiratory failure as well as the indicated treatment for improved outcomes. Ensures that ventilators, monitors and other types of medical equipment function properly, collaborates with fellow members of the critical care team. Cares for patient's pre- and post-operative surgical patients requiring advanced monitoring in the critical care setting. Critical-care nurse has education and training beyond their basic preparation as a registered nurse (RN) to meet the needs of patients and families who are experiencing critical illness. Critical-care nurses complete a critical-care training course or orientation that includes essential information on the care of the critically ill patient. Possess complex assessment skills, familiar with high-intensity therapies and interventions and provides continuous nursing vigilance. Work Schedule: Full time - 80 hours per pay period, Rotating weekends; rotating holidays, hours may change based on service management needs. 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.