Operating Room/Ambulatory Care/MedSurg opening in Louisville, Kentucky.
Registered Nurse - Medical Surgical
Place of Performance: Louisville, KY
A-Team Solutions is seeking 8 Med/Surg Registered Nurses for Full-Time 1-year contract, or 13 week contracts at the VA Hospital in Louisville, KY. Night shifts only - 80hrs bi-weekly, 6-12 hrs 7:30P-8A and 1-8hrs 11:30p-8A.
The RN will utilize their broad-based clinical knowledge to effectively assess,
implement health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic
illness states, assist patients in the attainment of optimal levels of functioning
rehabilitation, evaluate patient response to actual or potential health problems, and
provide supportive measures for the dying patient and their significant others. Nursing care shall be performed in accordance with the American Nursing Association s Standards of Care and Standards of Professional Performance; National Patient Safety Goals; VHA regulations; policies, and procedure; and within the individual nurse s scope of license. The VA Nurse Manager(s), or appropriate nursing leadership delegate (i.e., Assistant Nurse Manager), will provide the RN with clinical oversight during their tour of duty. More specific duties and responsibilities of the Registered Nurse are described below.
• Assume a patient care assignment for a group of patients
• Assess and care of patients with a wide range of physical and psychological
diagnoses and with a wide range of treatment modalities
• Care of patients requiring special precautions such as isolation
• Insert and maintain peripheral lines
• Maintain central lines for administration of intravenous fluid
• Provide emergency care as indicated
• Administer medications (oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intravenously)
and blood products
• Documentation of PRN effectiveness
• Verify physician orders
• Complete documentation of care accurately and according to facility/unit policies
• Perform phlebotomy and bedside testing
• Provide Psychological support of patients as indicated
• Care and maintain complex wound dressings
• Respond to telemetry monitor alarms as appropriate
• Perform BLS and ACLS roles as needed in a patient emergency
Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) with a 100% accuracy rate shall be used in the applicable areas for medication administration. BCMA is designed to provide electronic validation and documentation of medication administration, reduce medication misadventures, provide an online patient medication record, and promote a safer inpatient care environment. Spot check of patient charts or review of incident reports will be conducted. If issues are found, remedial training of vendor employee will be given. If remedial training is unsuccessful, the vendor employee may be removed from providing services under the contract.
Registered Nurses (RNs). Contract RNs, including Specialty Registered Nurse (those
with experience in Intensive Care, Medical-Surgical Units, Telemetry and Cardiac
Monitoring and Emergency Room) shall have:
Graduation (an Associates or Bachelor s degree) from a school of professional
nursing provided by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited
bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation
Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate
Nursing Education (CCNE).
A current license in at least one (1) state, territory, or commonwealth in the U.S. or
the District of Columbia.
Current certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) by the American
Health Association (AHA) or a Military Training Network.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. RNs assigned to work in Critical
Care Units, Step-down/Intermediate Care Units and Emergency Units must have
a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
A minimum of one (1) year direct patient care experience within the last three (3)
years. VA experience is desirable in the clinical areas of intended assignment,
i.e., Med/Surg or ICU
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
A-Team Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Contract length: 12 months