A recruitment/relocation incentive is not authorized for this position. There is one (1) part-time position available for the Community Homes program within the Community Living Center of Rehabilitation, Extended and Community Care (RECC) Division. The Registered Professional Nurse is an essential care team member in the Community Homes of the Community Living Center (CLC. The Community Homes program focuses on building a human habitat where residents and staff are living rich and meaningful lives. Nurses are core members of the Clinical Support team (CST). Their role on the CST includes assessing and monitoring the clinical status of residents and delivering evidence-based clinical care, both directly and through the Universal Worker and other CST members. The goals are to center services around the resident, to foster resident independence to their highest functional capacity, and maximize efficient and cost-effective use of health care resources. The RN is aligned under the Community Living Center within the Rehabilitation Extended and Community Care (RECC) Division and is responsible for providing the clinical leadership and expertise in the Community Homes. He/she possesses intimate knowledge of Long Term Care federal regulations, VHA guidelines, medical review criteria, Minimum Data Set (MDS), clinical documentation requirements, current standards of care, and compliance guidelines. Registered Nurse duties include the following: a) The RN possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within the collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting of the Community Homes. This broad based clinical knowledge enables the RN to effectively implement health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic illness states, assist veterans in the attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation, and provide palliative care for the resident and their significant others. b) Obtains an update on each resident from the Universal Worker during each shift. c) Visits each elder during each shift to monitor clinical status specific to each individual resident and to determine if the clinical needs of the resident are being d) Assess each resident for unresolved/untreated pain. Plan and implement management interventions when appropriate e) Uses evidence-based interventions and treatments specific to the resident's diagnosis or problem; administers medications and treatments according to the plan of care; evaluates therapeutic and potential adverse effects of medications and treatments and alternative interventions in collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team. f) Conducts MDS assessments, monitors overall adequacy and compliance with the care plan. g) Coordinates resident appointments and procedural instructions, follows-up and reports test results to the appropriate providers. h) Effectively collaborates with all levels of the health care team. i) Ensures instruction to the resident and the family based on identified learning needs. Assess the family's knowledge base, health status expectations, and the potential for the family involvement in resident care in the Community Home. Identifies any clinical teaching need of the Universal Worker, resident, or family. Provides teaching and completes documentation. Assists with the development of activities and methods to ensure information is articulated and disseminated to staff. j) Provides tracking and trending of clinical outcomes and the Minimum Data Set. k) Identifies ways to support Nursing Assistants in their clinical competency and skills met. Work Schedule: NOC Shift --Weekend and Holiday Rotation is also required. Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: No Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.