The Battle Creek VA Healthcare System is recruiting for a Registered Nurse. The Registered Nurse will function in the Battle Creek Extended Care Service The Extended Care Service Community Living Center Staff Nurse is a Professional Nurse with broad-based clinical knowledge enabling him/her to effectively implement health promotion, disease prevention, and management for adult or older adult residents requiring skilled Nursing interventions in a long term care setting. CLC Staff Nurses typically provide care for residents with complex, mixed chronic medical and/or psychiatric conditions, residents with cognitive impairments, and residents who are terminally ill. The CLC Staff Nurse utilizes the Nursing process when assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting Nursing care provided. He/she works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team when planning and providing care to Nursing Home residents and their families. The Staff Nurse functions independently as a charge Nurse on the unit, organizing and delegating care activities to other RNs, LPNs, and NAs and providing feedback to the Nurse Manager regarding the practice of others in order to improve care. He/she may either direct the care of other Staff members or provide direct patient care depending on the needs of the unit. The CLC Staff Nurse participates in Quality Improvement activities in the CLC and/or Medical Center with the objective of improving patient care outcomes. He/she takes an active role in identifying his/her own educational needs and continually updating clinical skills. The CLC Staff Nurse participates in ECS, Patient Care Services, and Medical Center Committees representing Nursing, the CLC, or ECS as assigned. Work Schedule: Staff RNs in the CLC work 80 hours during each 2 week pay period: Tour of 1900-0730 (7:00pm-7:30am) and 0700-1930 (7:00am - 7:30pm) available. Schedules will be discussed during the interview process. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 and PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized 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.