NEEDED: MED SURG RNs (Great Opportunity for New Grads)
- 3 Day/Evening shifts
- 2 Night Shifts
LOCATION: One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417
HOURS: Supports a 7 day a week, 24 hours per day operation to include holidays
- 8-hour day/night 7:30AM -4:00PM, 3:30PM -Midnight, or 11:30AM -8:00PM.
- 12-hour PM/Night (7:30PM – 8:00AM) options.
- U.S. Citizen
- Minimum of Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN). New graduates are accepted.
- Current and valid licenses and certifications.
- Current certification of CPR. ACLS certification is preferred and may be required in some specialties.
- Evidence of current required immunizations, inoculations, etc.
- Current Curriculum Vitae describing educational and professional qualifications.
- Shall be capable of performing the full range of nursing services
- The Inpatient Medicine/Telemetry Unit 3L supports the VA mission in caring for complex veteran populations requiring medical care intervention. This is an acute 28-bed inpatient medicine/telemetry unit that provides nursing care to veterans experiencing acute medical/surgical conditions; patients requiring close 24/7 observation, skilled nursing care, continuous cardiac monitoring, intermittent/continuous cardiac IV medications, close respiratory monitoring and specialized procedures.
- The 3L RN must have sound clinical judgment and skillsets in independent decision-making based on standards of nursing care.
- Care is ongoing and encompasses varying states of recuperation from diagnosis to treatment and promotion of health, recovery, or a peaceful death.
- This goal is accomplished through the prompt detection of emergency conditions; preventing complications associated with disease and disorder; performing required diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; educating patient/family to improve self-care abilities, health maintenance and rehabilitation; and facilitating discharge from the acute care setting.
- The 3L RN will participate in continuous improvement initiatives, professional governance, and High Reliability Organization (HRO) models of care as part of personal and professional development goals.
- BLS/ACLS certification is required for this position and can be obtained upon hire
- Interpretation of Continuous Telemetry monitored patients; can be trained upon hire
- Compliance with various Isolation Precautions and Infection Control Guidelines
- Skills in time management, priority setting, assessment and urgent intervention are essential for this unit
- Administration & Monitoring Medications
- Diabetic management and teaching
- Management of gastric, intestinal, and/or percutaneous drainage and feeding tubes
- Advanced Vascular Access Care and Maintenance
- Facilitation of Homecare referrals and rehabilitation recommendations to support ongoing veteran needs
- Demonstrates professional communication and conduct
- Recognizes and supports Suicide Prevention initiatives
- Collaborates with multiple disciplines including Social Work, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Laboratory
- Facilitates Patient and caregiver education and support.
- Maintains prevention & management of disruptive behavior skills, can be trained upon hire
- Participation in High Reliability Organization (HRO) & professional governance initiatives
- Promotes evidence-based best practices and nurse sensitive indicators (including but not limited to Falls Prevention, Hospital Associated Infection Prevention, Medication error prevention, Safe Patient Handling, and Skin Safety)
BENEFITS: Competitive hourly pay rate, accrued vacation, accrued sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays, and healthcare benefits contribution.