Critical Care Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU / OR / ER

Sacramento, CA

Post Date: 12/12/2017 Job ID: 66604 Industry: Nursing

Loyal Source Government Services is looking for qualified Critical Care, PACU, OR, and ER Registered Nurses (RNs)  to work as civilian contractors promoting and restoring patients’ health at the VA Northern California Healthcare System in the Sacramento area, CA. Candidates must have a current, unrestricted licensure in any state, territory or commonwealth of the United States, District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, Guam or Puerto Rico. This is a per diem opportunity working in a Government facility.


For more information please contact Kaycee Turner at 321.202.2762 or via email at



  • Must have at least 1 year of direct patient care experience (within specialty)
  • Must have a current, full, and unrestricted RN license in a state, territory, or commonwealth of the U.S., or the District of Columbia
  • Must have current BLS Certification
  • Specialty RNs: must also have a current ACLS Certification



  • Organizational Relationship. The RN is subject to the professional direction of the VA Nurse Manager or designee during the workweek. On evenings, nights, holidays and weekends, the RN reports through the Charge Nurse to the Nursing Supervisor.
  • Perform critical care nursing to Intensive Care Unit patients.
  • Performs scrub and circulating duties in the Cardiovascular Lab and the Operating Room.
  • Assist with the GI Lab procedures and demonstrate competency in monitoring patients undergoing conscious sedation.
  • Obtain patient history and pertinent family history.
  • Assess patient and plan appropriate nursing care.
  • Document plan of care and care given in patient’ s medical record.
  • Verify transcription of physician’ s orders, no verbal orders are to be accepted.
  • Carry out prescribed physician’ s orders and document inpatient medical record.
  • Communicate pertinent patient data to charge nurse and/or physician as appropriate.
  • Re-assess patient’ s condition and revise plans of care based on identified nursing problem.
  • Administer medications and Intravenous (IV) therapies.
  • Possess knowledge of actions and usual dosages of most commonly used emergency drugs and their location on crash cart.
  • Assess and document patient response to medication that have been administered.
  • Be able to interpret cardiac rhythms and their implications.
  • Reorganize and initiate appropriate measures in emergencies/therapies and surgical/diagnostic procedures that shall be accomplished.
  • Instruct patient/family regarding prescribed medications/therapies and surgical/diagnostic procedures that shall be accomplished.
  • Assess patient/family knowledge level, implement plan of instructions and record patient/family demonstrated level of understanding.
  • Operate defibrillator, EKG machines and cardiac monitor and other emergency technical equipment.
  • Care for patients with Swan-Ganz Catheters, Arterial lines and mechanical ventilators.
  • Care for patients with Swan-Ganz catheters, central venous catheters, arterial lines and mechanical ventilators.
  • Participate in discharge planning, as appropriate.
  • Be able to initiate life saving measures in the absence of physicians.
  • Assure content and correctness of a prepared report and sign the document to validate its content.
  • Critical Care Registered Nurses shall have a minimum of two years current experience in this field and hold BLS and ACLS and or certification.
  • Be responsible for feeding tubes which are aspirated for gastric residual prior to every intermittent feed and every four (4) hours for continuous tube feedings.
  • Shall perform urinary catheter care by using soap and water cleaning technique every twelve hours or as required.
  • Shall perform central line and ventilator care in compliance with HCS policy.
  • Perform skin assessment and initiate measures to prevent Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer (HAPU).
  • Ensures that medication orders from the previous shift have been noted and either carried out or transcribed onto the medical records appropriately.
  • Shall be and able to float through the following areas: Catheterization laboratory, Cardiac Ambulatory Center (CAC), Electrophysiology (EP) Lab, Interventional Radiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lab and Gastrointestinal Lab.


If you are not interested in this location, please let us know what opportunities you would be interested in as we get new positions throughout the country daily.  Feel free to forward this to anyone who may be interested in working with the military or the VA as a contracted civilian, as we do offer a referral bonus.


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