Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. The Registered Staff Nurse (RN) is accountable to the Nurse Manager Surgical Services and are responsible and accountable for their professional practice to their patients, the perioperative team, the health care organization, and themselves. This announcement is open until filled. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be reviewed and referred to the selecting official on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month until a candidate is selected. The RN practices within Surgical Services, and under the umbrella of Patient Care Service, providing perioperative care to both inpatient and outpatient adult and elderly Veterans undergoing local, minor, and major surgical procedures. The patient population served includes all surgical specialties, (except cardiothoracic and neurosurgical), as well as patients undergoing endoscopy, cystoscopy, and/or sedation assisted procedures. The RN is responsible for assuring patient preparation for surgery and is directly accountable for the care of the patient in the Operating Room (OR). The RN is expected to function proficiently in the circulator and/or scrub roles within the OR and be competent in all surgical specialties served The perioperative RN circulator delegates, supervises, and evaluates the activities of other team members while simultaneously executing immediate directives and interventions in urgent or emergent situations. The RN maintains proficiency in the use of all surgical equipment as well as tissue and implant management. The RN assures the sterility of the surgical field is maintained and all instrumentation related to the surgical procedure is used safely according to manufacturer's guidelines. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 6:30 to 3:00 and On Call with the possibility of extended hours and weekends. NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary. 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.