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? Perioperative Staff Nurse: The area of responsibility of the Perioperative RN includes the Pre-Operative Area, the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, the Operating Suite and the Surgical Consult Clinic. Staff within Perioperative Services is cross-trained as indicated to at least one other area other than their primary assignment. Competencies specific to the area are maintained on an annual and/or as needed basis. Staff will cover on-call duties as assigned. The perioperative nursing staff have expertise for the perioperative care of patients undergoing procedures including and not limited to eye, ear, nose and throat; orthopedic hand surgery and major total joint replacement; minimally invasive and open abdominal and urologic procedures; vascular dialysis access and other vascular procedures and epidural injections for pain control. Certain procedures may not be available at all times due to lack of surgeon availability, therefore, staff will participate with Surgery Service to implement new procedures as surgeons become available. New procedures are rehearsed with the entire surgical team and competency is validated prior to the surgery being performed on a patient. The perioperative nurse is required to be capable of learning new procedures and cross-covering in the areas as noted above to ensure the delivery of safe and efficient patient care. The perioperative nurse collaborates with surgeons, anesthetists, inpatient and outpatient staff to facilitate patient care across the continuum of care. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, Varied tours; 7:30am-4:00pm, 9:00am-5:30pm With on-call responsibilities Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599895500
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.