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Registered Nurse (ICU) - Orlando, Florida - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

Company: Orlando VA Medical Center
Location: Orlando
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse (ICU) - Orlando, Florida
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VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package:

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN ONLY TO CURRENT PERMANENT VA EMPLOYEES. IF YOU ARE NOT A PERMANENT VA EMPLOYEE, YOU SHOULD APPLY UNDER THE ANNOUNCEMENT CBTC-11649226-22-CAF***

This positions are located in the Nursing, Acute Care Service line, the Registered Nurse (ICU) will report directly to the ICU Nurse Manager or designee.

The Registered Nurse (ICU) can demonstrate an integration of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and attitudes to meet the needs of the most vulnerable patients. Critical care nursing takes place in settings where the boundaries of specialty practices are often fluid, due to changing patient needs in the healthcare environment. The ICU RN practices in settings where patients require complex assessment and therapies, high-intensity interventions, and high-level, continuous nursing vigilance.

The Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse may also function as or provide coverage for the Rapid Response Nurse (RRN). The RRN utilizes the nursing process to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate interventions applied across all inpatient units, demonstrating leadership through mentoring inpatient nursing staff and providing clinical oversight of the Telemetry Health Technicians. The RRN implements the Rapid Response Team protocols to improve the efficiency of patient care in emergency situations and serves as the nursing lead, in collaboration with the medical team, during cardiac arrest/code blue events. This RN completes pro-active rounding, evaluates early warning scores, and communicates with clinical staff to prevent unnecessary transfers, patient decline, and increased morbidity and mortality in the inpatient population. The RRN represents the organization as an institutional quality champion by identifying process issues and gaps in practice and using quality improvement tools to recommend change, fostering an environment of continuous quality improvement through data collection, data interpretation, and action planning. The RRN is a steward of the OVAHCS Infection Control program and assists in the education and enforcement of Infection Control practices throughout the inpatient setting.

Major duties and responsibilities for the Registered Nurse (ICU) include, but are not limited to:




  • Ongoing assessment of patients; their responses to interventions described in the plan.
  • Critical review and evaluation of available outcome information; and a reformation of diagnoses, interventions, and expected outcomes occur along a continuum of care.
  • Collaborates with the medical, surgical, and nursing team to ensure the provision of the appropriate level of care for Veterans in the critical care setting.
  • Restores, supports, promotes, and maintains the physiologic and psychosocial stability of Veterans across lifespans.
  • Assimilate and prioritize information to take immediate and decisive evidence-based, patient-focused action.
  • Responds to the unique needs of Veterans and families coping with unanticipated treatment, as well as quality-of-life and end-- of-life decisions. During each interaction,
  • Establishes and maintains a safe, respectful, healing, and caring environment. Nursing care of critically ill Veterans encompasses the dynamic interaction of the patient and his or her family, the nurse, and the environment where care is provided with the goal of ensuring optimal patient outcomes.



    Work Schedule:

    Compressed/Flexible:

    Telework:

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    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:

    Permanent Change of Station (PCS)

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