Registered Nurse (RN)- General Medical/Surgical Unit (4A)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 627884500
The General Medical/Surgical Unit known as 4A at the Madison, WI VA is a 20 bed multi-service unit, which includes primarily medical patients with the capability to monitor the patients with telemetry. The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital is committed to fostering and sustaining an environment which celebrates diversity, provides equitable opportunities for employment and promotion, and supports inclusiveness in our culture. Together, we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that promote professional growth and teamwork, and are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We embrace our differences as individuals and unite as a team toward a common goal: to serve our nation's Veterans. The General Medical/Surgical Unit known as 4A at the Madison, WI VA is a 20 bed multi-service unit, which includes primarily medical patients with the capability to monitor the patients with telemetry. Medical conditions include cancer, diabetes, dementia, alcohol abuse with cirrhosis, respiratory, cardiac, digestive, renal and hematologic disorders. Many patients have multiple diagnoses and/or sensory impairments with acute and rehabilitation needs. Nursing care is provided on a 24 hour basis by registered nurses and nursing assistants. The nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation is applied in an ongoing, systematic manner to all patients. Nursing personnel are intricately involved in development, implementation, and evaluation of interdisciplinary care. This requires nursing staff to participate with an interdisciplinary approach in meeting Veteran health care needs, which includes being an active participant in Interdisciplinary rounds. Rounds consist of the entire Interdisciplinary team consisting of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nutrition Service/Dietician, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Pharmacy, and other specialty groups as needed; coordinating care of all patients. Unit 4A provides acute level nursing care and is intricately involved in the interdisciplinary approach in meeting patient needs. This systematic process is applied to all patients with a goal of care to restore the Veteran to maximum function, prevent further decline, maximize independence, and/or provide comfort as necessary. Discharge planning is an essential component of our nursing practice and an interdisciplinary approach for teaching and discharge planning assures continuity of care for the Veterans we serve. Work Schedule: DAY/NOC/PM Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.