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Nurse Educator (Critical Care)

VA Medical Center

Kansas City, MO
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Nurse Educator (Critical Care)
Kansas City, MO
The Critical Care Nurse Educator applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve care. The Nurse Educator assesses educational needs and competencies of nursing staff and develops, schedules, coordinates and conducts educational programs for new and present nursing personnel within the Critical Care Units (MICU, SICU, PCU, and PACU). The Critical Care Nurse Educator provides education and aids nursing staff in planning and developing educational programs to meet their own needs, as well as serving as a resource for complex nursing care standards. The Critical Care Nurse Educator will provide specialized acute care training that includes, but is not limited to, the following aspects of nursing care: vasoactive or antiarrhythmic drug administration, cardio version, fluid volume resuscitation, CRRT, ventilation support, temporary external as well as internal pacemaker insertion and management, IABP, severe alcohol withdrawal, implementation of hypothermia protocol, insulin infusion, hypothermia protocol.

Critical Care Monitoring provided includes the use of hemodynamic monitoring equipment such as the central venous catheter, pulmonary artery catheter, arterial line, non-invasive blood pressure monitoring, electrocardiogram and pulse oximetry. 

Post-operative nursing care for general & specialized surgery: alimentary tract, abdomen and its contents, breast, skin, and soft tissue, endocrine system, including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and endocrine pancreas, surgical oncology, complete care of critically ill patients with underlying surgical conditions, care of wounds secondary to diabetes, neuropathy, and pressure ophthalmology, oral surgery, otolaryngology surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, vascular/thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, cranial surgery. 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; a combination of 8, 10 and 12 hours shifts depending on education needs.

Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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