As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. The Veterans Health Administration is the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation. We also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. Responsibilities include but not limited to: The nurse is responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse's obligation to provide optimal care (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses). Provides a full range of nursing care to patients with complex care needs utilizing the nursing process based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice. Demonstrates consistent clinical competence in providing nursing care. Uses equipment correctly and accurately interprets data. Recognizes subtle changes in patient's condition and responds timely, choosing the correct interventions. Demonstrates evidence of critical thinking skills in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems on the unit and via telephone. Initiates and implements an interdisciplinary plan of care based on assessments. Performs ongoing assessment of patient condition and response to treatment. Provides leadership in establishing goals, evaluating the plan of care, and in discharge planning. Initiates referrals to other disciplines and/or services as appropriate. Assesses the patient's learning needs, learning preference, and readiness to learn. Modifies teaching approach based on knowledge of human behavior, motivations, and actions to situations. Accurately documents in the medical record patient findings, assessments, and care provided. Documentation is technically informative, complete, accurate, consistent, concise, and timely. Evaluates and documents patient response to interventions and progress towards attainment of goals and expected outcomes. Revises interdisciplinary plan of care based upon on-going patient/family assessment and evaluation. Uses the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and the Bar-Coded Medication Administration (BCMA) software per policy. Uses a multidisciplinary team approach to identify, analyze, and resolve patient care problems that result in improved patient outcomes. Position-specific Competency Checklist is completed annually and includes direct patient care skills and is rated competent in all measured areas. Assesses the learning needs of others and plans/organizes educational activities and goals. Develops written plans for educational programs in compliance with accrediting agency policies and procedures. Implements plans utilizing adult learning principles. Evaluates educational outcomes and develops a plan for follow-up education as indicated Demonstrates positive patient service skills in communication and actions with Veterans and families Work Schedule: 8:00AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday Telework: Not Authorized Relocation Incentive: 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.