Registered Nurse (Emergency Department)

Iowa City VA Health Care System

Iowa City, IA Healthcare



The Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVACS) is currently recruiting for one (1) Registered Nurse to work in our Emergency Department. ICVAHCS is in Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 23. The Emergency Department is a 12 bed unit providing continuous care for patients who present a variety of acute medical, surgical and mental health needs. Highly skilled staff will treat patients with emergent to non-urgent needs. This position is covered by bargaining unit AFGE 2547 and open 14 days.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Able to assess a patient who presents to the Emergency Department and triage to the appropriate Emergency Severity Index.
  • Able to continuously anticipate, intervene, prioritize and evaluate the patient's condition and requirements according to the patient's health care needs.
  • Able to rapidly initiate protocols or intervene to enhance, maintain or stabilize a patient's status utilizing interventions proven to be beneficial through evidence based practice
  • Must demonstrate or quickly adapt knowledge and skills related to the use of appropriate Emergency Department equipment and computer programs.
  • Must be proactive in professional growth and Emergency Dept., Service, Facility, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN, or Federal goals and mandates which enhance processes and provision of care.
  • Must have critical thinking skills and take ownership in promoting knowledge and skills to remain current incorporating, evidence based research shown to be of benefit in decreasing mortality and morbidity.
  • Must obtain and maintain Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior Level IV, and Trauma Nursing Core Course certifications throughout employment.
Work Schedule: This position works compressed tours of 12.5 hours, to include day/evening hours as well as weekends and holidays. The normal tours are from 07:30 am - 08:00 pm, 09:30 am - 10:00 pm, and 11:30 am - 00:00 am. This position is able to participate in self-scheduling.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job ID: 69898

Posted 19 days ago

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