The Registered Nurse assigned to Outpatient Surgery is a self-directed nurse that supports patients undergoing surgeries, diagnostic cardiac, and interventional radiology procedures in the Outpatient Setting. ·He/she educates the patient and family to understand the pre and post procedure responsibilities and care for patients scheduled for surgery and invasive procedures. ·Communicates effectively face to face with a diverse population of staff and patients. ·Detail orientated in his/her electronic documentation and will be able to provide high acuity and intensity of care. ·Able to promote healthy team dynamics and awareness of intrapersonal communication as a part of a small team. ·Assumes responsibility for perioperative and peri-procedure care of the Veteran in Outpatient Surgery. ·Assumes responsibility for the smooth and efficient flow of patients through the Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy Unit. ·Expertly assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the medical, psychosocial, and educational needs of the patient related to the diagnosis, optimal treatment options, psychosocial impact, and individualized plan of care ·Leads others by example in making decisions for improved outcomes for the patient. ·Educates the patient/family to understand the pre, intra, and post procedures activities for patients undergoing Endoscopic procedures. ·Collaborates with Primary Care Providers, Surgeons, Cardiologists, Radiologists, and other visiting specialists and health team professionals to implement the plan of care for the patient. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, four 10-hour days per 2-week pay period; rotating tours: 6:00am-4:30pm and 6:30am-5:00pm. No weekends or holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Internal Number: 600310100
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.