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    OUR MISSION: 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?

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    Responsibilities

    DUTIES: The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care in the Emergency Department. The RN will effectively demonstrate successful nursing practice in the Emergency Department characterized by using sound clinical judgment, and characteristics of emergency nursing practice in assessment/reassessment, analysis, nursing diagnosis, planning of interventions, outcome identification, and evaluation of human responses of individuals to care/treatment; triage and prioritization; emergency operations preparedness, stabilization and resuscitation; crisis intervention for unique patient populations, such as sexual assault survivors and mental health emergencies; provisions of care in uncontrolled or unpredictable environments. Incumbent directs the delivery of nursing care and leadership provided through assignment, delegation and supervision of ancillary staff and through committee participation, patient care and discharge instructional teaching activities, and demonstrated ability to function as a preceptor to other nurses. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs and acuity. The incumbent must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. Willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments. Makes caring for the veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards. Makes caring for the veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. The incumbent is directly responsible to the Nurse Manager; work will be mainly night shift, evening shifts or day shift with rotation to the off tours. All employees are expected to work some holidays and weekends.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    RN with at least 1-2 years ER/ICU experience
    Current ACLS
    Current BLS
    Critical Care Experience and current Triage training
    CEN
    CCRN
    TNCC
    TCAR

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    3

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523606200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.