The registered nurse assigned to the Medical Surgical Unit, is a professional nurse with a broad-based clinical knowledge that enables him/her to effectively provide care to a veteran population with widely diverse medical and surgical diagnoses. This position is located in the Primary and Specialty Medicine Service. Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. · Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. · Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. · Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. · Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. · Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. · Core elements of performance include knowledge of unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. · Ability to interpret cardiac rhythms and Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support preferred. Work Schedule: 12 hour varying shifts, alternating weekends, Full time. Night Shift: 7:30pm-8:00am, Day Shift: 7:30am-8:00pm. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. The EDRP Coordinator, Whitney Washburn, can be reached at Whitney.Washburn@va.gov. 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.