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    Summary

    The registered nurse assigned to ICU is a professional nurse with a broad-based clinical knowledge that enables him/her to effectively provide care to a veteran population with widely diverse cardiac, medical, and surgical diagnoses. The RN is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. The RN utilizes the nursing process when assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting individualized plan of care.

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    Responsibilities

    - Performs ongoing cardiac monitoring for patients with acute and chronic cardiac conditions.
    - Demonstrates cardiac rhythm recognition, detects cardiac arrhythmias, understands arrhythmia significance, recognizes symptoms, and anticipates or initiates appropriate nursing measures.
    - Performs ongoing assessments, noting changes in condition, and provides appropriate interventions.
    - Performs emergent care in acute/crisis situations.
    - Provides IV drug infusions of various cardiac medications with nurse driven titration per protocol and procedures.
    - Recognizes emergency situations and demonstrates effective action in emergencies.
    - Administers medications and procedures as established in policies and guidelines.
    - Assures detailed, current and comprehensive documentation is contained in the patient medical record and other pertinent records.
    - Utilizes appropriate resources to provide efficient and effective patient care.
    - Functions independently and demonstrates the ability to assign, organize, and delegate assessed needs to other members of the interdisciplinary team and peers.
    - Influences care outcomes coordinating and collaborating with the interdisciplinary team to provide quality care based on established standards, policies, and procedures.
    - Demonstrates excellent communication skills in communicating with patient, family, co-workers and interdisciplinary team members. Ensures excellent customer service

    Work Schedule: One Opening: 0730-2000, Plus every other weekend 0730-2000
    One Opening: 1130-midnight, Plus every other weekend 0730-2000

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539941000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.