This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until August 31, 2021. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. Applicant Expiration: Applicants will remain active for 3 months after their initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is recruiting for a HIGHLY QUALIFIED, HIGHLY MOTIVATED REGISTERED NURSE for our Inpatient MEDICAL/SURGICAL Units that we call 3B North(3BN), 4B North(4BN), and 4B South(4BS). The Med/Surg Nurse is a highly skilled individual who functions within the Acute Care areas of Nursing and Patient Care, and various patient care areas to provide clinical nurse expertise, care, and education to diverse patient populations. The staff nurse will collaborate with other health team members to assure quality care is provided to various Veteran patients. The Staff nurse is required to work and support multiple inpatient areas within the medical center as staffing and patient acuity needs acutely arise. The Med/Surg Registered Nurse is a qualified registered nurse who is able to astutely analyze patient care and systems problems. He/she has the ability to bring these problems to resolution. Through his/her well-developed clinical experience is able to anticipate and implement preventive patient care measures. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients in the medicine/telemetry environment. The individual must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs. The Incumbent is able to evaluate performance of other nursing personnel; is capable of relieving the Patient Care manager during his/her absence; and may function as Charge Nurse. Work Schedule: 7:30- 2000; 1930 - 0800; ROTATING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. Overtime may be required. Shift may change based on agencies need. 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.