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Registered Nurse (Multiple Specialties) Temporary NTE 1 Year - Evanston, Illinois - Med Surg

Company: Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Location: Evanston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse (Multiple Specialties) Temporary NTE 1 Year - Evanston, Illinois

This is a Permanent Temporary appointment not to exceed one year.

There are vacancies for RNs in a variety of specialty areas to include:

  • Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT)
  • Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC)
  • Medical Home Port
  • Surgery
  • Support Services
  • Community Living Center/Inpatient Geriatric Services
  • Emergency Department
  • Gastrointestinal/Endoscopy
  • Specialty Medicine
  • Medical/Surgical/Telemetry
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Mental Health
  • Fleet Medicine
  • Occupational Health
  • Public Health

    Duties may include but are not limited to:

    PACT/CBOC/Medical Home Port:

    • Demonstrates advanced clinical knowledge in assessing planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating care for a designated group of patients across the continuum of care.
    • Assist Primary Care team with routine and timely completion of preventative screening, identifies priorities for patients with complex clinical needs.


      • Provides nursing care in accordance with the established standards of practice and follows policies and procedures.
      • Initiates problem solving identification and seeks for a timely resolution utilizing the plan-do-check-method of performance improvement process.

        Support Services:

        • Demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches in providing quality nursing education and related program management supporting the hospital and VISN goals.
        • Completes the Nursing 24 Hour Report daily; provides a verbal and written report at the daily nursing leadership huddle Monday-Friday at 0730.
        • Optimize patient movement between and among acute care areas, including internal and external facility coordination as warranted.


          • The RN possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within the collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting of the Community Living Center.


            • Demonstrates skills in the following: cardiac monitoring, phlebotomy, basic intravenous placement/maintenance and troubleshooting, advanced hemodynamics, identification and management of unstable patients.


              • Provide care throughout the complete peri-endoscopic continuum of care: pre-endoscopic; intra-endoscopic; and post-endoscopic (including sedation and recovery)

                Specialty Medicine:

                • Assesses the patient's clinical and psychosocial status, diagnosis and current treatment plan.
                • Coordinates the myriad of medical treatments, referrals, education and discharge planning.


                  • Support systems; strengths/areas for growth; advocacy; discharge planning; and collaboration with other healthcare providers to optimize wellness and comfort.
                  • Give immediate attention and response to critical events and assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the patient's experience with pain


                    • This includes but is not limited to continuous cardiac monitoring, assisting in the insertion of invasive lines such as arterial lines, Swan-Ganz catheters and maintenance, hemodynamic monitoring, multiple vasoactive drips, mechanical ventilation, EKG/rhythm strip interpretation, moderate sedation, post-surgical recovery and stabilization.
                    • Responds to the Rapid Response System and other cardiopulmonary arrests calls for adults in the medical center.

                      Mental Health:

                      • Knowledge of a wide variety of Psychiatry/Behavioral Health theories, modalities, assessments, planning and intervention.
                      • Involved in the admissions, treatment planning, and discharge process and is key participant in the maintenance of a safe stable and therapeutic environment.

                        Fleet Medicine:

                        • Assists Medical Assessment staff with routine and timely completion of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention screening, identifies priority needs for patients with complex problems.
                        • Assesses subtle and potential changes in signs, symptoms, and/or changes in patients' condition/behavior and provides clinical modifications to nursing interventions accordingly.
                        • Expertly assess the medical and psychosocial needs of patients related to diagnosis, optimal treatment options, psychosocial impact, and individualized discharge planning.

                          Occupational Health/Public Health:

                          • Complete the initial evaluation, treatment and follow-up of all work-related injuries and illnesses.
                          • Setting standard of operating procedures for screening, administration, coding, and quality assurance of immunizations.

                            Work Schedule: All tours:

Keywords: Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Evanston , Registered Nurse (Multiple Specialties) Temporary NTE 1 Year - Evanston, Illinois - Med Surg, Healthcare , Evanston, Illinois

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