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This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Hybrid RN will be expected work in Same day Unit, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, and Interventional Radiology. Duties include but not limited to: PACU (Phase 1 recovery) Pre-op Assist Acute Pain Service with regional anesthesia procedures. Assume care from OR staff for first patients of the day. Manage unstable preoperative patients from other areas of the hospital. Set up ECT therapy, Cardioversion, TEE, Blood Patch, and Bone Marrow biopsy patients Post-op Provide Moderate sedation as needed. EKG rhythm analysis Hemodynamics Monitored circulatory function: vital signs monitored at least every 15 minutes x1 hour or until stable, then every 30 minutes x 2 hours and then every 1 hour until patient is discharged from PACU Monitored respiratory function, insert or remove adjunct airways. Level of consciousness, neurological assessment Effective pain and comfort management Monitor surgical site for complications Monitor Normothermia Assess and treat nausea and vomiting Administer medication as ordered, document results Monitor for "POUR" Post-Operative Urinary Retention Perform all Phlebotomy on patients IR Moderate sedation Assist with G-tube placement, angiograms, fistulagrams, Thrombolysis, Line placements. Coordinate patients for Interventional Radiology Service. SDU (Phase II Recovery)OEC/Diagnostics Perform all Phlebotomy on patients Perform EKG & rhythm analysis Collect urine specimens Provide pre-op education Pre-op Assist patients to prepare for surgery Pre-op vitals and assessments Start IV's Give pre-op medication Post-op Vital signs monitored at least every 15 minutes Level of consciousness, neurological assessment Effective pain and comfort management Monitor surgical site for complications Give post-operative medications Assess and treat nausea and vomiting Provide nutrition Post-operative instructions 24hr post-operative calls Other duties Administer blood product transfusions Assist with prostate clinic Assist with lumbar punctures. Chart Checks Work Schedule: Monday-Friday between 5:30a.m.-8:00p.m., Rotating 8, 10 hour Day/Evening Shifts depending on assigned unit. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Herman @ Stacy.Hermann@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.
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