This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 31, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be August 2, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st AND 15th of each month, referrals will be contingent on the availability of vacant positions). Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals OR as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. This announcement will be used to fill RN positions for Nursing Surgery Service : Operating Room, Ambulatory Surgery Center and Outpatient Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center : Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Duties: Delivers fundamental, knowledge-based care to assigned clients in the Prescreening Clinic and the Ambulatory Surgery Center. Demonstrates integration of bio-psychosocial concepts, cognitive skills and technical competence. Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving care utilizing collaborative strategies with clients, family members and members of the interdisciplinary team. Requires knowledge of surgical procedures and sterile technique. Required to meet the individual needs of patients and families in each level of post-anesthesia care based on patient acuity, census, and physical facility. Monitor the recovery of the patient after the anesthesia and/or the surgery Preferred Qualifications: ACLS certified. BSN with approximately one year of ASC experience. Outpatient Surgery Clinic: Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Duties: Delivers fundamental, knowledge-based care to assigned clients in the Outpatient Surgery Clinic(s) Knowledge of surgical procedures and sterile technique. Demonstrate mature judgment, initiative, and proficiency in nursing skills. Work independently and without direct supervision. Monitor the recovery of the patient after the anesthesia and/or the surgery. Preferred Qualification: BSN, MSN, At least one year experience in Outpatient Surgery Clinic(s) setting or OR. Operating Room: Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; All Tours (7:15am-3:45pm & 9:30am-6:00pm) including weekday/weekends/holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Duties: Observes and assesses patient's health status and critically ill emergency patients by physical assessment and examination, interviewing patient and family members and patient's health history. Independently assesses and interprets the data patient's condition and recognizes normal/abnormal parameters for appropriate nursing action to be taken. Develop, implements and evaluates an individualized plan of care and will coordinate to deliver care to patients undergoing operative procedures. Adheres to the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) Standards of Care to develop, implement, evaluate and revise an appropriate problem-oriented care plan, problem-solving nursing plan for the care of patients in the perioperative setting. Functions independently as the primary circulating nurse for the assigned Operating Room with full competency and understanding of the declared surgical procedures. Sets up operating room with instruments as specifically required for type of operation to be performed; arranges instruments and other articles in specified order on portable table immediately accessible to, the surgeon; anticipates surgeon's needs for instruments, sponges, sutures, suction tubes, and other items and hands them to surgeon in most expeditious manner; maintains aseptic field. Provide expertise in surgical equipment such as electro-surgical machines, microscopes, video equipment, robotics and other special equipment to aid in the efficiency of the surgery to avoid hazards to the patient.
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