Registered Nurse Ward 2L Post Operative

Minneapolis, MN
Aug 03, 2018
Sep 02, 2018
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Ward 2L is a 40 bed acute surgical unit that serves as an important component of the continuum of care in the Medical Center. The purpose of the unit is to provide nursing care to veterans experiencing acute surgical problems; or patients requiring close observation, skilled nursing care, cardiac monitoring, continuous O2 saturation monitoring and specialized procedures. Care is ongoing and encompasses varying states of recuperation from diagnosis to treatment and promotion of health, recovery.


Ward 2L works with the Specialties of ENT, Urology, Orthopedics, Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Colo-Rectal, Neurosurgery, Plastics, General, Gynecology, Eye and Dental Surgeries.

The top Diagnoses include:
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Total Knee Arthroplasty
Total Hip Arthroplasty
Abdominal surgery
Vascular Bypass Surgery

The most frequent nursing problems/nursing diagnosis:
Pain management
Knowledge deficit related to disease/treatment, post-operative wound management
Alteration in Nutrition related to surgical procedure, monitored in manner to prevent ileus.
Alteration in Mobility related to surgical procedure.
Potential for infection related to surgical procedure, wound management and healing process.

Work Schedule: Part-time .6 D/N

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status No

Promotion Potential 3


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