The Registered Nurse position is located at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System location in Gainesville Florida. The NFL/SGA VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for an Medical Surgical Oncology Unit RN. The Registered Nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being. The Registered Nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses). Duties include but are not limited to: Responsible for deliver of oncology nursing care to patients undergoing treatment for oncological and hematological diseases. Strong computer skills required. Demonstrated ability to make sound clinical decisions required. Serve a key role in assessing and managing the patients pain control and palliative care plans. Responsible for providing the safe delivery of IV chemotherapeutic medications, parental chemotherapy, biotherapy and hormonal therapy. Conduct Patient and Family education including management of chronic diseases. Responsible for the maintenance of vascular access devices and for the proper use of infusion pumps. Computerized records management (managing, recording, and tracking patient data) Provides education to patients, families and significant others; administers medications and treatments; participates in the quality improvement process; and is attuned to the needs of the patients. Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Recognizes subtle abnormal signs and symptoms and/or changes in patients' condition and responds appropriately. Organizes and completes own assignments in a safe and timely manner, assisting team members as necessary. Demonstrates compliance with infection control practices, such as hand washing and wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment. Provides feedback to supervisor on performance of others and participates in peer reviews as requested. Demonstrated strong leadership and/or management skills. Excellent skills in interpersonal relations with the health care team and general public; strong/family advocate. Creativity, flexibility, and the ability to work in fast-paced changing environment. Team player who is proactive to change. Successful completion of chemotherapy/immunotherapy hospital sponsored course and competency is required within 6 months of hire. Work Schedule: 12 hour shifts - days 0730-2000 and nights 1930-0800 with occasional rotation to other hours as required to meet patient care needs; every other weekend required (rotating weekends) Financial Discloser Report: Not required
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.