RN (Critical Care)
Kansas City, MO
The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.
Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.
If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis. Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you. With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement. In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount. As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Duties: Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills, which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team. The nurse communicates with all patients, family members, internal and external co-workers and customers in a courteous, tactful, helpful, and understanding manner. These positions report to the Nurse Manager of the assigned unit.
Critical Care: These positions are for registered nurses who manage acutely ill patients who may require ventilatory assistance and hemodynamic monitoring, and who continuously monitor patient's cardiovascular status, recognize abnormal patterns, and intervene effectively. This includes interpreting data, initiating appropriate actions when problems are identified, and monitoring appropriate therapeutic nursing measures, as required.
As a Staff Nurse you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties include:
- documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition;
- collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes;
- providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems;
- accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade
Work Schedule: Day and Night shifts available. Night Shift Differential of 10% and Weekend Shift Differential of 25% not included in pay listed above.
Preferred Experience: BSN, critical care experience and CCRN preferred. Applicants with the following certifications from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) are highly preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). (AHA certification preferred.) NOTE: The selected employee will be required to receive these certifications prior to assuming clinical responsibilities and ensure current certifications after employment is maintained.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.
Learn more and apply at www.vacareers.va.gov or contact:
Nicole L. Skilling - Human Resources
Phone: (816) 861-4700 x53839
Equal Opportunity Employer