A recruitment/relocation incentive is not authorized for this position. 4C is a 30 bed acute medicine and hematology/oncology inpatient unit. We provide basic telemetry monitoring for up to 16 patients. Twenty beds are designated for acute medicine population and 10 beds for the oncology population. Of the 30 patient rooms, 26 are private rooms and two are double rooms. The unit also has the ability to monitor four patients in negative airflow isolation. Observation level of care can be provided (no dedicated beds). Length of stay averages 4-5 days. Staffing is provided by RN's, LPN's and CNA's on three shifts of eight hour tours. 4C values teamwork and a healthy work environment! The unit is recognized as a Silver Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Staff is expected to be active in quality improvement initiates to continually improve the care we provide, so change is constant. We are proud to have a strong shared governance structure and have staff involved in many hospital wide and division wide councils. Common admitting diagnoses include CHF, COPD, CVA, GI, Respiratory or Renal issues, mental status changes, or complications related to cancer and hematologic disorders. 4C is the only inpatient unit that administers chemotherapy and biotherapy agents. Nurses with a passion for oncology can elect to receive training to safely administer chemotherapy and biotherapy agents and provide care to this unique patient population. Oncology nurses collaborate with staff in the outpatient oncology and radiation clinics regularly to insure seamless care. We have an inpatient oncology team housed on the unit. Medical care is provided by four medical teams that are based on the unit. We have a dedicated CNS, two social workers, Discharge Pharmacist and a dietician to help facilitate care needs and discharge planning. The unit is very fast paced and patient turnover can be high, but you will learn critical multitasking and prioritizing skills along the way as you become part of a proud and committed team that cares for our very diverse Veteran population. Nursing Assistant Duties: Perform personal patient care including but not limited to: bathing, feeding, grooming and mobilizing with demonstration of skills which reflect the needs of the adult population. Document care and assistance provided. Performs vital signs, patient height and weight, glucometer testing, intake, and output, per established guidelines and document appropriately. Recognize and report changes in patient condition, vital signs, input/output measures, and weights. Monitor patients who require close observation. Appropriate support duties, i.e., individualized patient care, proper implementation of policies and procedures, use of appropriate body mechanics, including use of assistive devices, and operation of specialized functional equipment. Prepare patients for appointments/procedures and transport patients as needed. Collect and properly label patient specimens. Timely response to patient call lights and patient needs. Treat patients and visitors with respect. Uphold principles of a healthy work environment. Communicate effectively. Support duties for proper environmental maintenance such as identification of potential safety hazards, stocking of supplies, checking expiration dates of supplies, and inventory patient belongings etc. Work Schedule: PT (0.5) PM or NOC shift - Weekend and Holiday Rotations Financial Disclosure 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.