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    Summary

    The Emergency Department has 25 beds with 2 triage rooms, 2 psychiatry "low stim" rooms, 2 negative airflow rooms and 3-4 rooms are run as 'fast track"/urgent care rooms. Humanitarian care is provided until stable enough to transfer to appropriate site for continued care. Most frequent presenting problems are chronic illness with acute exacerbations and acute problems are mainly of cardiac, respiratory, and gastrointestinal origin.

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    Responsibilities

    The Registered Nurse provides care to Veterans for acute and urgent medical problems and referrals to primary care for Veterans requesting primary care. Psychiatric emergencies are triaged and referred to psychiatric specialty as PES (Psychiatric Emergency Services).

    Duties include:

    • Consistently performs comprehensive physical, psychological and social assessments.
    • Detects early clinical changes in patient's condition.
    • Effectively prioritizes actual and potential problem/needs.
    • Develops realistic and measurable outcomes for identified patient needs and evaluates patient's progress toward outcomes.
    • Revises the plan of care when appropriate.
    • Is self-directed in providing and managing safe, therapeutic care for groups of patients.
    • Effectively intervenes in critical patient care situations.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and/or required safety skills in area of assignment and, when appropriate, in the following: emergency preparedness plan, hazardous materials, fire plan, equipment failure emergency plans, and utility outage response procedures for this area.
    • Consistently documents and reports patient care that reflects the critical thinking process.
    • Effectively guides all levels of nursing and ancillary staff assigned to the work unit.
    Work Schedule: Night shift, combination of 8 and 12 hour shifts (2400-0800 and 1930-0800)

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

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