Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 924489
SALARY WILL BE DETERMINED BY NURSE PROFESSIONAL STANDARD BOARD
The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidates's qualifications and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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primary purpose of the Perioperative Nurse position is to demonstrate leadership in delivering and
improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others in the
assigned area. The Perioperative RN performs comprehensive circulating
and scrubbing duties according to Medical Center Policy and Association of
Perioperative Registered Nurses Standards and Recommended Practices. He/she
complies with and adheres to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for
reprocessing/cleaning Reusable Medical Equipment (RME), demonstrates knowledge
of instrumentation specific to the assigned procedure to ensure seamless
progression of the operation and assesses cardio-respiratory systems for
changes and provides appropriate treatment. Specific nursing activities include
patient evaluation, documentation on the intraoperative and perioperative
flowsheet, creating and maintaining a sterile and safe surgical environment,
pre and post operative patient education, monitoring the patients physical and
emotional well being, and integrating and coordinating patient care throughout
the surgical care continuum. He/she will also be able to circulate complex surgical
procedures (i.e. Cardiac, Robotic, EndoVascular Surgery). He/she must be able
to participate in time out prior to any intervention in the OR. The
Perioperative RN responds appropriately to the patient in an emergency or
physically distressful situation.
Perioperative Nurse responds quickly to changes in
a patients condition and takes appropriate action. He/she demonstrates
the ability to identify an issue, analyze it, develop and implement
interventions. He/she looks for opportunities to improve practice or functions
at the unit level for a group of patients, using group process to accomplish
this; for example, organizing, leading or facilitating interdisciplinary team
meetings. The Perioperative Nurse independently functions as a Charge Nurse and
assumes responsibility for patient care and patient flow of the Operating
Room/Cystoscopy Suite on a rotational basis. He/she also will be mentored by
senior nursing peers to assume Team Leader responsibility and accountability
for a surgical specialty. He/she functions as a preceptor assuming
accountability and responsibility of the assigned orientees clinical
The population of male and female Veterans
served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and
over. DCVAMC is a major
interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological
inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population,
with visits to the Emergency Department and admissions for medical
co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear
distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially
long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending,
pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected
patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective
clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The
incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary
to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a
mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in
stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
Tour of Duty: This is a full-time position