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Registered Nurse (Inpatient Medicine)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Ann Arbor, MI
Date:
05/25/2017
Job Code:
3b8045
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Case Manager
  • Director of Nursing
  • Nurse Manager
  • Oncology
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health
  • IV Therapy
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Registered Nurse (Inpatient Medicine)
Ann Arbor, MI
Duties:

Work Schedule:

Day, Evening and Night Shifts

12 hour and 8 hour shifts are available.

Full-time and Part-time positions available.

Rotating Weekends

 

An RN assigned to the 5 West (Inpatient Medicine-Oncology Unit), is primarily responsible for applying the nursing process to the care of veteran patients admitted to the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care.  Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components.  Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction.  Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences.  Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines.  Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team.  Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs.  The incumbent provides direct nursing care to individual and groups of patients under the guidance and direction of the Unit/ Nurse Manager.

As a Staff Nurse you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.

 

Preferred Experience.  2-3 years of Medical/Surgical experience preferred. Oncology experience preferred. BSN preferred.

Physical Requirements: This position requires Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds heavy carrying, 45 pounds straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; walking & standing 8-12 hours; repeated bending 8 hours; both legs required; ability for rapid mental & muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable @ 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aide permitted). Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

 

Work Schedule:

Day, Evening and Night Shifts

12 hour and 8 hour shifts are available.

Full-time and Part-time positions available.

Rotating Weekends

 

 

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse

 

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.