This position is 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 Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Registered Nurse - Wound Care Specialist is accountable for coordination and provision of all wound care patients of the VA Central California Health Care Center (VACCHCS), has oversight responsibility for competencies and education which includes assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating education in the multiple clinics & procedure areas for clinical staff alignment with VACCHCS, in accordance with current and evolving VA Directives, JCAHO, and community standards. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Responsible for managing skin care, wound care, and draining wound management, bowel and bladder management, and nutrition related to wound healing. Participates in the assessment of educational needs of staff relating to maintaining skin integrity. Demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care. Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process to client care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level. Provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff, including initiating and participating in ethics consultations. Manages program resources (financial, human, material, or informational) to facilitate safe, effective, and efficient care. Implements an educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others. Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues. Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities. Uses the group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems. Makes sustained contributions to health care by sharing expertise within and/or outside the medical facility. Initiates interdisciplinary projects to improve organizational performance. Collaborates with others in research activities to improve care. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the customer constructively and appropriately. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 07:30 am - 04:00 pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. EDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Bargaining Unit Position: Covered.
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.