Registered Nurse – Medical/Surgical

Job ID: 17660

Posted: 9 Days Ago

Base: VA Medical Center (Milwaukee VAMC)

FLSA: Hourly Non-Exempt

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Wisconsin (WI)

Gross Pay: $


"We encourage Military Veterans and Military Spouses to apply"



·       Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Division at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (Milwaukee VAMC), 5000 West National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53295

·       Full Time (52 Weeks)


·       Education: Associates Degree in Nursing or Bachelors Degree in Nursing.

·       Accreditation: Graduate from a college or university accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

·       Licensure: Possess a current and unrestricted license to practice Registered Nurse in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

·       Cardiac Certifications: Must have the following hands-on certification by a provider recognized by the  American Heart Association

  Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  Basic Life Support (BLS)

·       Experience: Must have a minimum of one-year SCI experience or a minimum of two-years Med/Surg experience. Ventilator experience is preferred.

·       U.S. Citizenship: Shall be a U.S. citizen.

·       English Language Requirement:  Shall be able to read, write, speak and understand English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.

·       Physical Capability: Shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required under the contract.



·       Maintain patient confidentiality and a safe patient care environment, including

familiarity with requirements such as medication administration, patient/family education,

discharge process, hazardous waste disposal, etc., as defined by The Joint Commission

and all other VA regulatory bodies.

·       Provide patient-centered care by performing the following tasks:

  Assess the health care needs of the patient and maintain or develop a plan of care to

meet interdisciplinary goals

  Assess and act on significant changes in the patient’s health condition

  Carry out the plan of care by performing assigning delegated tasks

  Collect and document pertinent data into the electronic patient medical record

  Communicates and treats all patients and/or families in a courteous, tactful, and

respectful manner identify and act on predictable needs of the patient

  Meet the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and/or families

  Prioritize and complete tasks within the RN’s assigned shift

  Notify assigned physician of any changes in condition and update patient care plans

  Report incidents of verbal or physical abuse immediately to the Nurse Manager of the unit they are assigned; or designated off-shift nursing leadership

  Perform head-to-toe assessment

  Insert IV lines

  Care of PICC lines

  Administer medication including IVs

  Coordinate and participate in admission, transfer, and discharge of patient

  Measure vital signs, including Pain (the 5th Vital Sign), pulse oximetry, etc.

  Complete EKG as needed

  Perform wound care including dressing changes and obtaining wound cultures as


  Obtain and deliver specimens to lab

  Perform tracheostomy care

  Perform non-acute/acute ventilator care, as needed 

  Perform suctioning including oral, nasogastric, and tracheostomy

  Assess for and administer tube feedings

  Assist with routine urinary and bowel elimination including indwelling and suprapubic

catheters, colostomies, external devices, and digital stimulation

  Educate patients and/or families regarding health and diagnoses and medication


  Activate the Emergency Medical Response as indicated based on patient presentation or

change in condition

  Respond and assist in an emergency situation

  Perform Continuous Protective Observation (CPO) duties to maintain veteran safety

  Perform patient belongings and Contraband inspection and documentation as outlined

by facility policy

  Provide clinical oversight to Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants

and Health Technicians

  Rapid Response and Cardiac Arrest (code) response within the unit.



·       PM Shift RNs – (12) hour shift 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., to include weekends and holidays

·       Night Shift RNs – (12) hour shift 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 a.m., to include weekends and holidays


Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects. Flexible and able to work with various personalities. Teamwork skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.


LUKE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


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