This is an Open Continuous Announcement that will be used to fill vacant positions throughout the facility throughout the year to meet hiring needs expeditiously. Resumes will be referred to hiring managers as a vacancy occurs. You will receive an email notification when your resume has been referred for a vacancy. Facility Bargaining Unit (BU) employees will receive first consideration. NOTE: Resumes will only be referred to the hiring manager for consideration as vacancies occur. VA Nursing Practice provides Veteran healthcare across a continuum of services for acute and chronic conditions in hospital, ambulatory, and skilled nursing settings. To improve Veteran access to care, nurses help create new models of care like the Primary Care Patient Aligned Care Teams (VA's Patient Centered Medical Home), introduce new nursing roles like the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), and advance existing roles, like the use of RN Care Managers to coordinate care. VA Nurses share lessons learned, tools, and evidence-based practices across the system. They engage in emergency management and disaster preparedness both in VA and beyond. And VA Nurses are integrally involved in the greater federal, national, and international communities of nursing: advocating for informed nursing practice so we can constantly improve nursing care for our nation's heroes with our nursing colleagues. Registered Nurses will be assigned to interested units throughout facility. The Registered Nurse practices in a complex patient care setting in collaboration with interdisciplinary colleagues and the department nurse/unit manager. There are vacancies for Registered Nurses in a variety of specialty areas to include:Acute Care Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) 5 West (Surgical) 4 West (Medical/Cardiology) 4 East (Medical/Oncology) 5 East Warrior's Recovery Unit (Inpatient Mental Health) Specialized Work Assignment Team (SWAT) Outpatient and Procedural Care Primary Care Specialty Clinic Endoscopy Cardiovascular Lab Cardiology Clinic Emergency Department Operating Room Day Surgery/PACU Geriatrics and Extended Care Community Living Center (CLC) 1 - long term care Community Living Center (CLC) 2 - short stay rehab Hospice Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) Rutherfordton CBOC Franklin CBOC Hickory CBOC Other Telehealth VA Community Care Quality Management Home Based Primary Care Non-Institutional Care The primary responsibilities of RN may vary by assignment. Duties may include but are not limited to: Provide population specific and age-specific care for patients from young adulthood to older veterans/groups in the senior years of life. Manage a defined but dynamic caseload of patients in collaboration with an interdisciplinary healthcare team. Initiate, plan, implement, evaluate, and appropriately document patient care based on identified measurable outcomes in the applicable assigned patient care environment. Anticipate and respond appropriately to emergencies, coordinate interventions, and evaluate responses through critical analysis of patient systems/operational situations. Initiate and lead individuals or groups through the educational process to optimize health. Monitor and document all applicable clinical reminders and performance measure outcomes timely and appropriately. Use Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) documentation in compliance with designated facility programs. Implement the National Patient Safety Goals to support positive outcomes for the patient group. May provide direct supervision and be assigned as a preceptor to new or less experienced staff or nursing students. Work Schedule: A variety/ schedules available Compressed/Flexible Schedule: May be available per Unit Policy Telework schedules: Typically not authorized Virtual work schedules: This is not a virtual position Financial Disclosure Report: NOT required Pay: salary range listed in announcement is Base-Line Salary for full-time work. Actual salary set based on locality (which may include special pay rate depending upon location), as well as Full Time, Part Time or Intermittent employment. Paid Time Off: Receive 13 to 26 days paid time off per year, including 10 paid federal holidays; 13 sick days annual with no limitation on accumulation. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).For More Information on Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits Functional Statement RN I, II, III FS# 000000VHA Nursing brochure https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Careers/Nursing/
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.