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Registered Nurse (rn) Inpatient Acute Surgical Unit West Job in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Registered Nurse (rn) Inpatient Acute Surgical Unit West Job in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Vacancy No. CASC-10135944-18-DH Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $51,212.00 to $99,378.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/8/2018 Close Date 2/20/2018
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    02/08/2018 to 02/20/2018

  • Salary

    $51,212 to $99,378 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



2 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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Control number


  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) is made up of compassionate employees committed to caring for Veterans whose sacrifices know no limit. We are part of the Rocky Mountain Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 19). Our health care system consists of the George E. Whalen Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. We provide health care to over 50,000 eligible Veterans across one of the largest geographical areas in VA. We are a teaching hospital, providing full range of patient care services, holistic medicine as well as education and research in partnership with the University of Utah and other institutions of higher education. Comprehensive health care is provided through our primary care providers and tertiary care is offered in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics.

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    The 3 West RN is a professional who manages the care of the acutely ill postoperative surgical, neurology, and medicine patient through collaboration with nursing staff, physicians and other health care providers. The nurse coordinates and facilitates care to restore stability, minimizing complications, and achieve optimal patient outcomes within a dynamic, acute care environment. In order to accomplish this, the professional nurse uses the Nursing Process in the facilitation and coordination of care for patients with an interdisciplinary team of caregivers.

    The 3 West RN is a registered professional nurse who is accountable for the provision of patient care on 3 West and is directly responsible to the Nurse Manager. He/she must demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member and must be able to communicate, listen, report and gather crucial data in a manner that enhances patient outcomes.

    The Inpatient Acute Surgical Unit supports professional growth through education activities, attendance and participation on unit or hospital committees, Quality Improvement projects, or membership in professional organizations. Duties include but not limited to:

    • Completes admission assessment on assigned patients within 24 hours of admission
    • Conducts ongoing and/or urgent reassessments to determine rapidly changing conditions of patients
    • Verifies physicians' orders using CPRS
    • Takes telephone orders per policy
    • Completes patient care plans according to policy
    • Plans for discharge/transfer of patients including completing discharge/transfer note in CPRS
    • Administers medications and documents in BCMA
    • Provides individualized patient care consistent with identified knowledge of patient's strengths and limitations
    • Is proactive in identifying potential crisis situations and responds appropriately in emergency/code situations
    • Initiates referrals and/or consultations as appropriate to achieve the multidisciplinary plan of care
    • Functions independently in performing more complex treatments, procedures and advanced technology specific to the scope of care on 3 West (all surgical specialties and neurology)
    • Performs procedures within his/her scope of practice and unit based competencies (Procedure Grid in Procedure Manual)
    • Monitors LVAD and cardiac monitored patients. Works with Telemetry Tech to detect arrhythmias and implements appropriate interventions defined by unit policy
    • Performs blood draws and venipuncture for administration of IV fluids Administers IV fluids, IV push medications, TPN and blood products according to policy
    • Sets up and monitors PCA pumps
    • Performs complex wound and ostomy care
    • Promotes and provides health care teaching to patient and significant others
    • Functions competently as modular leader and/or charge nurse (Nurse I, level 3 must be able to function in charge nurse role)
    • Makes patient assignments and completes 24 hour report and communicates shift report
    • Demonstrates ability to manage the daily routine operations related to patient care on the clinical unit (ie. delegating, supervising, troubleshooting and evaluating)
    • Delegates duties/patient care activities to LPN/SNT/HTs based on scope of practice and complexity of patients taking into consideration skill level of staff
    • Obtains supplemental staff as needed considering patient acuities, unit census, staffing mix, etc
    • Participates in clinical supervision of nursing staff, nursing students and new hires through
    • Role modeling
    • Communicating understanding of objectives and expected competencies of orientees and students
    • Collaborates with team members, other disciplines and patient/significant others
    • Recognizes and uses the knowledge and expertise of colleagues and other health care providers in meeting patient care needs

    Work Schedule: Rotating shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and current VA Healthcare System Employees

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

  • Requirements
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  • Benefits
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  • Fair & Transparent

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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