Job Overview

Summary

 

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan"

 

****THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AMEND THE ANNOUNCEMENT****

*****THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO CHANGE THE BLS REQUIREMENT******

 

****Completed applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis and the announcement may be closed prior to the extended date if the available positions are filled****

 

Be a member of a team providing compassionate healthcare to Veterans.

 

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many opening in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advance integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

 

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

 

Tour of Duty: (1) Full Time Days Monday thru Friday.  Potential for on call in the future.  Potential to rotate shift for patient care needs.

Duty Location: Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, New York

Salary Range: Salary to be determined based on education and experience

Relocation Expenses/Incentive: No

Recruitment Incentive: No

 

English Language Proficiency: RN's appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required in accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d)

 

Duties

 

The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurse is a professional registered nurse who is responsible for the evidence-based care of a group of patients and who utilizes the Nursing Process to: 1) demonstrate leadership in providing a safe and supportive environment for patients, staff and others; 2) use & direct others to use equipment safely and appropriately; 3) provide care that incorporates the age, gender, cultural and learning needs of patients requiring complex planning and evaluation of care; 4) apply and direct others to apply infection control measures appropriately in delivering care; 5) collaborate with others to identify, analyze and resolve problems affecting care; 6) identify potential problems involving resources and/or safety and takes action to ensure patient safety and a therapeutic environment; 7) adhere to ethical principles and nursing standards in delivering care; 8) demonstrate leadership in unit-level quality improvement activities ; 9) apply knowledge and skill core competencies of the assigned unit to patient care; and 10) use effective communication skills with individuals & groups to achieve desired patient outcomes; 11) demonstrate all mandatory organizational and clinical competencies of the position.12) Bart/BLS and ACLS or ART certified. The PACU RN is competent to recover patients from Anesthesia/Procedural Sedation. The PACU RN analyzes best practices regarding moderate sedation, monitoring of patients and in documenting the practice of moderate sedation.