This position is located within the Long Term Care section of Nursing Services. Long Term Care is split into the following sections; 5A/5B, 5C, CLC-B and CLC-A. The Registered Nurse adheres to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice; demonstrates leadership when providing nursing care; and serves as a role model when assigned as team leader or charge nurse under the supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee. Demonstrates ability to function effectively in charge nurse, team leader, or other leadership roles requiring application of problem solving skills at the unit or team level, and uses team approaches to identify, analyze and resolve problems. Serves as a role model in assessing and evaluating patient status and identifying priority needs for care. Develops the initial plan of care and updates the plan, serving as a resource person to less experienced staff, and acts as a leader in developing standards of care. Includes patient/family/significant other/health care providers in establishing realistic, measurable goals related to patient education and treatment plans and in planning care on a continuum; assists staff in the process of mutual goal setting. Demonstrates skill in implementation of nursing and physician orders for patients with complex nursing care needs. Documents and evaluates administrative and clinical information in a thorough and accurate manner. Utilizes problem solving methodologies to resolve problems that impact on patient care or staff performance. Considers the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological development of adult and geriatric patients while providing patient care. Delivers medications and IV Therapy safety following medical center policy and procedure. Work Schedule: Full time, shifts will be dependent on facility needs. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
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.