The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Registered Nurse (RN) to serve in our Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). The RN will utilize the nursing process to assess, coordinate, facilitate and deliver nursing care for patients utilizing the nursing process. Provides direct and indirect nursing care to patients and families. Typical duties include but are not limited to: Assure detailed, current, and comprehensive documentation is contained in the patient medical record and other pertinent records. Utilize human and material resources to provide efficient and effective patient care. Evaluate systems for patient care delivery and personnel management by tailoring the operating environment to the needs of the patient population. Promote participation with the Quality Management Program in the Clinical, Research and Educational Programs. Develop and support research projects directed toward improving patient care and staff development. Provide a safe and healthful physical environment for patients and personnel by interpreting and applying organizational controls and national standards. Assure continuing improvement of service to patients, including implementation of an effective customer service program. Understand and facilitate the objectives of student affiliation programs. Ensure compliance with all patient rights and regulatory agency standards. Collaborate with the other health care professionals in providing continuity of services for specific health issues. Improves continuity of professional relationships among the health care team as they collaborate on behalf of patients. Perform emergent care in acute/crisis situations. Perform ongoing monitoring of patient conditions and document patient responses to care in a clear, concise manner. Review and update patient databases, patient care plans and other forms as appropriate. Interact with the family and/or significant others to facilitate patient care. Hemodynamic monitoring including, but not limited to cardiac, SPO2, CO2, respiratory. Pain management using PCA, epidural, etc. Provide infusion and monitoring for patients receiving Ketamine therapy. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0800 to 2030, eight hour shifts to cover tour. Compressed tours available. 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 Duty Location: VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90073
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.