Some positions included are eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP),a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Service office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT for Bruce W Carter DVAMC looking for RNs (Multiple Specialties) and will remain open until12-31-2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be 11-29-2021. Eligible applications received after this date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. There are vacancies for RNs in a variety of specialty areas to include: Ambulatory Care Critical Care (MICU, SICU, PCU) Emergency Department Medical Surgery/Telemetry Long Term Care Mental Health Operating Room Recovery Room (PACU) Spinal Cord Injury The RN delivers patient-family-centered care in a culturally competent manner utilizing evidence-based quality care, safety, and service while ensuring the appropriate care. Demonstrates the following core competencies and behaviors: veteran-centric care, nursing process, technical skills, communication, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, flexibility, organizational skills, accountability, and leadership. Duties may include but are not limited to: Ambulatory Care Delivers patient-family-centered care competently utilizing evidence-based quality, safety, and veteran-centric care standards. Prepares patients for, and assists with examinations, procedures and treatments. Executes nursing interventions by coordinating care across the continuum. Provides safe, ethical, and culturally congruent care. Critical Care (MICU, SICU, PCU) Monitor and evaluates seriously ill patients. Demonstrates sound decision-making in emergency scenarios based on patient conditions such as vital signs, patient presentation, and assessments including monitoring patient with Pulmonary Artery Catheter, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, and Ventilator support. Emergency Department Assesses, implements, and evaluates the plan of care for patients utilizing a multidisciplinary approach. Determines the health status and needs of patients through the interpretation of data and preventive practice in collaboration with patients and interdisciplinary health care team members. Responds quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Medical Surgery/Telemetry Responsible for managing the day to day care/needs of acutely ill adult patients requiring cardiac monitoring, frequent assessments, and interventions. Cares for patients experiencing general medical conditions or surgical procedures, which require assessments related to specific conditions. Administers medication. Completes documentation requirements. Supports patient self-determination and health promotion. Monitoring and interpretation of telemetry Mental Health Provides direct and indirect nursing care to meet physiological, psychosocial, and emotional needs of the patient. Participates in problem-solving activities of the health care team by attending unit meetings, utilizing positive interpersonal skills and appropriate channels to initiate change. Long Term Care Responsible for providing total comprehensive nursing to patients and their families through the implementation of a plan of care. Directs, monitors, and evaluates nursing care in accordance with established policies/procedures. Operating Room (OR) Responsible for the safe, effective, and efficient care of the patient in the operating room before, during and after surgical procedures. Ensures the OR is prepared with all necessary supplies, implants, instrumentation, and equipment. Assess patients quickly, prioritize, and assist the surgeons during procedures. Recovery Room(PACU) Closely monitor patients' post-procedure vital signs, assess levels of consciousness, and carefully observe patients for any side effects from anesthesia. Collaborates with physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, technologists, and other hospital personnel as necessary to provide quality patient care. Works with a high level of attention to ensure each patient safely transitions from an anesthetized state to responsiveness. Spinal Cord Injury (SCID) Provide direct care services to a culturally diverse group of patients with medical/surgical and rehabilitation needs through coordination of services Provide nursing care for active duty and veteran patients with SCI disorders. Patient population includes Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS) Work Schedule: Multiple Shifts, includes Days, Mid-Shift, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, and Holidays/On Call; 12hr and 8hr; Flexibility is required in schedule and assignments to ensure coverage for the operations of the facility. Telework: Not Available Virtual: Not a virtual position. EDRP: Some specialties may be eligible, *See "Additional Information" section below Recruitment/Relocation Incentive-Incentive may be offered to highly qualified candidates. PCS: 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.