Acute, Education/Research. The Registered Nurse Vaccination Clinic (RN/VC) is a skilled nurse who is able to work proficiently with some level of supervision to optimize patient care, patient safety and operational efficiency for patients. The primary setting for this role includes both inpatient and outpatient service areas of the facility and may cross to other areas in the Medical Center.The RN/VC must demonstrate performance that impacts more than one individual and patient care assignment. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This announcement will remain open until December 31, 2021 (or when positions filled). The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be September 17, 2021. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals, every Friday, or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions filled. Note: First consideration will be given to eligible Columbia VA Health Care System employees. The RN/VC is administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager/Supervisor assigned to the Vaccine Clinic. He/she manages a wide range of responsibilities and accountabilities for the care of the patients and their families. He/she is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice; demonstrating leadership in improving nursing care; and the administration, management, supervision and evaluation of both nursing care and nursing personnel on his/her designated unit and as assigned for the Medical Center on the off tours, weekends, and holidays. The incumbent is 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, 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 and active participation in the unit/program level quality improvement process and initiatives as well as customer service programs. In addition to the above duties and responsibilities, the RN/VC: Screens all recipient's pre-vaccine for potential concerns as identified by facility guidelines Educates recipient and Administers vaccine as indicated. Documents vaccine administration using appropriate medical record system. Monitors pre and post vaccination for potential side effects and refers for additional assessment/care as indicated. Current BLS certification Collaborates effectively with all disciplines and levels of care regarding patient care. Compliance with various Isolation Precautions and Infection Control Guidelines Skills in time management, priority setting, assessment and urgent intervention are required for this position Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7a-3:30p, subject to change based on the needs of the organization Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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