The Surgical Clinic Registered Nurse (Float) will be expected to perform duties in the various Surgical Clinics (Neuro-Surgery, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Wound-Ostomy, Urology, GYN, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, ENT, Ortho, and Podiatry [multiple locations]). The RN will perform duties and work in an academic setting. The RN performs an autonomous role, triaging unscheduled patients, answering and documenting telephone encounters, supporting and utilizing various computer programs and documenting care within the electronic medical record. The RN will follow clinic protocols and assist Providers with clinics and procedures. The RN will demonstrate the ability to perform surgical postings and manage the surgical schedules within the various clinics assigned. The RN optimizes patient care delivery and patient outcomes. The RN provides care to patients with pre and post - surgical medical conditions and will utilize skills to promote active participation in the development of patient driven goals for health optimization. Additionally, the RN performs in collaboration with the provider and the team members and is responsible for providing patient education, Pre-Surgical Assessments and coordinating activities as directed by the physician or licensed provider. The RN will assist with patient concerns and participate in process improvement and safety initiatives. The RN will promote a positive customer environment of care. The RN will cross-train across all surgical clinics as needed and be assigned by the Nurse Manager or Assistant Nurse Manager. Work Schedule: Days 0730-1600, Monday - Friday, generally, but may include Saturday clinics on occasion. Tour of duty and duty location may change due to patient care needs and must be flexible to the needs of the clinic. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.