The Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS) is currently recruiting for one (1) Full-Time Operating Room Registered Nurse. ICVAHCS is in Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 23. The Operating Room Registered Nurse falls under the clinical pathway, as a direct care nurse, and reports to the Clinical Manager, Surgical Specialty Service Line. The Operating Room (OR) Registered Nurse (RN) plans, coordinates, delivers and evaluates nursing care for patients whose protective reflexes or self-care abilities are potentially compromised during operative or other invasive procedures. The OR-RN works collaboratively with other perioperative professionals (surgeons, surgical technologists, anesthesia providers) to meet the patient's needs during the intra-operative time frame. Duties include but are not limited to: Plans, implements and documents nursing care to address the physical, psychological and spiritual responses of the patient having an operative or invasive procedure by using clinical knowledge, judgement and clinical reasoning skills based on evidence-based practice. Delivers safe, effective and quality patient-family centered care for all adult and geriatric populations in the Operating Room. Possesses technical knowledge and clinical skills to function as a circulating nurse and may act as a scrub nurse if appropriate training and competencies are validated. Delivers care in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures. Strives to maintain clinical competencies through continuous study, in-services and continuing education units. Responsible for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Responsible for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines, Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm with on call shifts including weekends/Holidays. 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.