Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 917016

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings 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 advanced 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.  

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .  

Duties

All applicants, including current VA employees must complete and upload VA Application form 10-2850a to be considered eligible for this position. After applying online, return to the How to Apply instructions and complete the application form 10-2850a and upload it.

 

This is re-announcement of a previous posting. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

 

We have one vacancy for an intermittent (on-call) ASU/PACU (Ambulatory Surgery Unit/Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit) nurse to provide staff coverage for sick calls and vacations. There are no guaranteed hours for intermittent employees. Status is on an as-needed basis. Intermittent staff are required to be available a minimum of four shifts per month. 

 

This Registered Nurse will provide patient care in the Post Anesthesia Recovery Room and the Ambulatory Surgery Unit.

These units have a Monday through Friday work week. Shifts are eight hours and may span from 5:30 am to 11 pm. We offer a 10% shift differential for evening shifts.

 

DUTIES:  Provide Phase I recovery care for the main operating room and many medical procedures.  The PACU RN also assists in providing moderate sedation to a number of invasive procedures such as tranesophageal echocardiograms, bronchoscopies, and dental proceduress.  This nurse will also float to the Ambulatory Surgery Unit pre-op and post-op areas.  The ASU RN will assist in preparing patients for surgery and medical procedures, provide phase II recovery for outpatients and will also be trained in moderate sedation.

A minimum of  two years of critical care experience within the past five years is required. ACLS certification is required on these units per facility policy.  Must have excellent clinical, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills.

Sedation training preferred, two years recent recovery room experience preferred.