The RN Critical Care Procedure and Development Coordinator is responsible for implementation and evaluation of the education plans and programs developed from the annual educational needs assessment and guidance from the market/group and system nurse executive teams. The RN will provide specialized critical care training that includes, but is not limited to, the following aspects of critical nursing care: Vasoactive or antiarrythmic drug administration Cardioversion Fluid volume resuscitation CRRT Ventilation support Temporary external as well as internal pacemaker insertion and management IABP Impella Severe alcohol withdrawal Implementation and management of hypothermia protocol Insulin infusion TAVR Management of interventions performed in Cath Lab Critical care monitoring provided includes the use of hemodynamic monitoring equipment that includes, but is not limited to, the following Central venous catheter Pulmonary artery catheter Arterial line Non-invasive blood pressure monitoring Electrocardiogram Pulse Oximetry Post-Operative nursing care for General & Specialized Surgery: Alimentary tract Abdomen and its contents Breast, skin and soft tissue Endocrine system Surgical oncology Complete care of critically ill patients with underlying surgical conditions Care of wounds secondary to diabetes, neuropathy, and pressure Ophthalmology Oral Surgery Otolaryngology Surgery Orthopedic Surgery Plastic Surgery Urological Surgery Vascular/Thoracic Surgery Neurosurgery, Cranial Surgery Work Schedule: Primarily weekday schedule (i.e. M-F 8am-4:30pm) with occasional off-tour hours depending on unit needs Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Incentives: Not authorized PCS: Not Authorized EDRP: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with the VHA Policy and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Benefits: 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; 10 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.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.