Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 877724
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.VHA
provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an
integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The
Veterans experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on
prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment.
We are seeking new team members
interested in working in this environment. We are looking for team members that
possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and
empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative,
team-oriented system. The team member must be willing to build customer
confidence by professional dress and demeanor.
We invite you to apply to become
part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational
change to improve business outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience
for patients, families, and caregivers.
The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) has one (1) full-time
permanent position for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) on the Progressive Care Unit. The CNS executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The CNS works a full time schedule of 40 hours per week. Overtime, weekend, and holiday work may be required based on patient care needs.
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) executes
position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative
approaches to management of complex patient care. The CNS provides high quality, evidence-based patient
care through the utilization of advanced educational preparation and
specialized clinical expertise. The CNS
is considered the clinical expert for the
Progressive Care Unit. Specific responsibilities will include clinical
care, consultation, leadership, research and educational components. The CNS uses advanced clinical knowledge and
judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and
evaluating current practice and outcomes. Care is provided utilizing knowledge
of the patient's age, gender, culture, special populations and learning
abilities. The CNS is able to guide others in these competencies when planning
patient care. The CNS works
collaboratively with many disciplines/departments to provide care as
appropriate and demonstrates clinical and mandatory competencies of the
position. The CNS uses professional
standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs
and/or service activities.
THIS IS A FULL-TIME, PERMANENT
THIS IS A NON-BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.
Full-time, 40 hours per week