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Registered Nurse, Procedures A

Company: VA Central Texas Health Care System
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse, Procedures A (Hospice/Palliative Care)- Recruitment Incentive/EDRP - Austin, Texas

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package:

Recruitment Incentive: May be authorized for Highly Qualified Individuals

The Registered Nurse in the Austin Procedural-A department is an expert in a clinical, and procedural setting. This RN leads other team members to provide safe and effective care of the patient during appointments and procedures and ensures a smooth patient traffic flow throughout the clinical areas. He/she performs appropriate triage and assessments with corresponding documentation, assists with various procedures, treatments, infusions, and provides pre and post in-clinic or surgical procedure education and information about medications. This RN oversees the safety of the patient, documents procedural or treatment assessment information, ensures correct labeling of specimens and that requirements for reusable medical equipment are sufficiently and consistently employed. He/she works collaboratively as a member of a larger team, implementing PACT principles, and is proactive in planning, overseeing and instituting care for a wide variety of patients, within all specialties which fall under Procedural-A, with varying ages and states of health that will be examined and treated.

The RN must complete mandatory and annual competencies for clinical skills, equipment and procedures, adhere to unit-based protocols, and maintain current BLS, and ACLS (if required). The RN will participate in in-services and performance improvement activities and customer service programs at unit and service levels. Assist with secure messaging and telephone follow-up, scheduling, and other administrative duties as directed. The practice of the RN in this position is based on knowledge, experience, and research and has a direct impact on patient care and patient safety for patients while in the Austin Procedure-A unit.

The Registered Nurse will be familiar with common medications prescribed, in-clinic and surgical procedures for the various specialties and ensure that care provided is in accordance with established national standards for nursing practice. The nurse will follow VA policies and procedures and the standards set forth by regulatory agencies such as JCAHO and OSHA. The Procedural-A Staff Nurse is expected to manage patient care in a compassionate and astute manner, ensuring patient safety and promoting positive patient outcomes. He/She provides guidance and education to patients and caregivers, collaborates with the interdisciplinary team, and professionals at all levels including but not limited to the other nurses and physicians and the Nurse Manager, Austin Procedural-A.

Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am- 4:00pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for Highly Qualified Individuals
EDRP Authorized: Contact , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Keywords: VA Central Texas Health Care System, Austin , Registered Nurse, Procedures A , Human Resources , Austin, Texas

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