This position is located under Nursing Service. The incumbent performs ongoing patient care duties in the Emergency Department. Provides veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned - and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship. The incumbent is responsible for assessing and managing of ambulatory patients seen in the Emergency Department. This following duties will be performed: Obtains patient health history, chief complaints, medication history, and identification of health related conditions that may impact the patient's health status. Evaluates patients for emergency medical conditions, order appropriate diagnostic studies and perform a wide range of treatment procedures under the direction of the supervising physician. Assists in behavioral/psychiatric situations to include crisis intervention, management of aggressive or suicidal psychiatric patients, and one-to-one observations. Assists Emergency Department Physicians with complex, specialized, and potentially life threatening procedures such as defibrillation, cardioversions, insertion of chest drainage tubes, or initiation of mechanical ventilation to restore normal physiological function or prevent deterioration of patient's condition. Operates specialized medical equipment such as defibrillators, electrocardiographs, and oxygen apparatus. Assesses patient status and keeps physician informed of any change or need for additional treatment. Additional duties include dressing changes, wound management, suture removal, repair of simple lacerations, Foley catheters insertion, splint, binder and bandage applications, and performance of tracheotomy care. Collects specimen, prepares and transfers to the lab for processing of blood, tissue, urine, stool and sputum. Monitors and obtains test results as soon as available and informs physicians promptly to facilitate patient care and documents their actions, assessments, diagnostics, and procedures in the medical record. Work Schedule: Typically Monday - Friday, Eight-Hour Shifts Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: 00390-0 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598723400
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.