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RN-Registered Nurse (Acute Med/Telemetry & Oncology-2A)

VA Medical Center

Palo Alto, CA
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RN-Registered Nurse (Acute Med/Telemetry & Oncology-2A)
Palo Alto, CA



The 30 bed Acute Medical/Telemetry and Oncology inpatient unit RN provides direct patient care for complex patients with a wide array of medical issues, including the need for chemotherapy infusions and telemetry monitoring.  Medical diagnoses encompass such area as pulmonary, cardiology, infectious diseases, oncology, neurology and hematology.  Nurses must be ACLS certified and chemotherapy certified to fully function on this inpatient area.


The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Proficient in assessment skills, critical thinking, customer service, time management, and organization.
  • Knowledgeable about a wide ranged of medical diagnoses and the pharmaceutical treatments, as well as the medical plan of care.
  • Works with large interdisciplinary teams to plan and deliver coordinated patient care.
  • Provides care for the acute surgical and medical patients through coordination of services within VAPAHCS, demonstrating an organized and systematic process for problem solving and prioritizing the needed delivery of care. .
  • Participates in educational in-services, patient safety initiatives and performance improvement activities designed to continue the educational process and increase the standards and quality of nursing care including Total Quality Improvement (TQI) activities.

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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