The Registered Nurse (RN) assigned to Inpatient Nursing Unit - 4B Oncology, within Medical Care Line will adhere to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC). The RN will demonstrate leadership when providing nursing care and serve as a role model when assigned as team leader or charge nurse under the supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee. The Registered Nurse is responsible for managing and delivering care for complex patients care. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Implements nursing orders in a timely and accurate manner for patients with complex nursing care needs. Implements physician's orders in a timely and accurate manner, initiating resolution if impeded. Includes patient/family/significant other/health care provider in establishing realistic, measurable goals related to health education and treatment plan, seeking assistance as needed. Meets individual learning and discharge preparation needs by using appropriate resource personnel and approved educational materials. Documents nursing process including patient/family/significant other education and discharge planning in a timely manner. Assess/documents the patient's response to nursing intervention, anticipates potential changes in patient condition and response to treatment, initiating appropriate action and revising the care plan accordingly. Updates assessments on a continuum by recognizing changes in patient's needs and reestablishing priorities for care. Administers, handles and disposes of biotherapy/chemotherapy agents in a safe manner. Demonstrates competency/proficiency using the nursing process in providing care for patients with complex nursing care needs. Refers to, consults with, and makes provision for continuity of care with other health care providers. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts, 0730-2000 and/or 1930-0800 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not Authorized PCS Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized. Telework: Not Authorized
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.