Position is for a registered nurse in the Community Living Center. The RN is directly responsible to the designated manager in the assigned area; the RN is responsible and accountable for the provision of direct patient care and for the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran patient population. The registered nurse possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. Applies the nursing process or processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve patient care. Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving patient care. Provides a full range of nursing care to patients with complex care needs utilizing the nursing process. Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice. Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance. Pursues an educational plan to maintain/improve knowledge in specialized area of practice. Uses group process to identify, analyze, resolve care problems. Demonstrates positive, effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers. Demonstrates leadership in unit quality improvement activities. Identifies opportunities to improve patient care through monitoring, analyzing and evaluation of care outcomes. The incumbent practices good customer service in all work activities. Must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. Follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc., as set out in the computer access agreement that the incumbent signs. Reports all known information security incidents or violations to the Information Security Officer immediately. Work Schedule: Full-time; Monday thru Friday, every other weekend, Holidays Compressed/Flexible: Yes (8 hour tours, no permanent day shift)Telework: No Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Registered Nurse/PD000000Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment incentive that may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate up to $10,000Financial 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.