The Float RN is accountable to the Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM) and Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM), Specialty Medicine Service, for providing the highest quality of nursing care possible for patients. This responsibility includes the utilization of general clinical nursing skills and knowledge in the area of care and patient safety, coordination of patients, and education of patients/significant others as indicated. The Float RN is a member of Specialty Medicine Service whose primary role is to assist with non-OR procedures throughout Specialty clinics, and to assist with specialty nursing care as assigned when sufficient staff is not present for safe patient care. Care is provided to patients with the goal of achieving quality patient care by improving clinical outcomes, increasing continuity of care, and minimizing health care costs. Duties include but are not limited to: Non-OR procedures may be done in specialty examination rooms or procedure rooms. Procedures the Float RN may assist with include intravenous (IV) infusions, dermatology procedures, and bronchoscopies. Procedures are added as services expand. Nursing practice in Specialty clinics includes and emphasis on health promotion, accountability, assessment, education, infection control, safety, psychological support, administration and research. A multidisciplinary approach is used to assist the patient, family, and/or significant other(s) to attain optimal functioning ability. The Float RN functions within a nursing process framework for problem-solving and care facilitation: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Job duties are focused on achieving optimum mental and physical health and illness prevention. The Float RN promotes safe patient care by initiating active patient identification with every patient and does not use passive confirmation. To ensure safe patient care during an invasive procedure or surgery, the float RN actively participates in all steps of Universal Protocol, including pre-procedure verification process and "time-out". The Float RN will adhere to all current directives of VHA, and meet current Joint Commission standards, State licensure standards, and VA-OIG exceptions. The RN will intentionally create opportunities to leverage virtual care technology to support the mission of the facility and VA at large. Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday, occasional weekends may be required) Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Float Registered Nurse, (RN) Specialty Medicine Service, VN 0610 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600220900
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.