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Registered Nurse (Emergency Room)

VA Medical Center

Shreveport, LA
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Registered Nurse (Emergency Room)
Shreveport, LA

The Emergency Room RN is an integral member of Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, LA. The Registered Nurse will place the care and welfare of the Veteran first. The applicants should be highly skilled in all areas of adult medical and psychological emergent care, have expert critical thinking skills, and be a team player. The preferred candidate will be certified in emergency room nursing. 

            · Triage in a safe/timely manner implementing and adhering to all policies and procedures.

· Able to manage and deliver care for complex patient situations incorporating age specific considerations.

· May function in team leader or charge nurse role.

· Implement the nursing process to include performing physical and psychosocial assessments; participation in the development, review and ongoing revision of an interdisciplinary plan of care to reflect the changing needs of the patient.

· Completes assessment in required time frame and identifies priority needs.

· Assesses for subtle changes in patient's condition that indicates an impending emergency and takes appropriate action.

· Maintains environmental safety by adhering to VAMC policies.

· Participates in established quality improvement activities.

· Work practice each day incorporates all of the following: OSHA; HIPPA; Joint Commission Standards, VAMC policies and procedures; EEO; Safety; Infection Control; Patient Education; Nursing Research; Ethics; Risk Management; Maintenance of Required Education.

· Provide individualized patient/family and group education.

· Implements ongoing educational plan to support own professional development.

· Provide excellent customer service and utilizing effective communication skills to promote the team concept in the delivery of patient care. 

Tour of Duty:  Rotating tours to include weekends, and holidays. 

This position reports directly to the Nurse Manager, Emergency Room.

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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