Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 882075

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


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One full-time Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Leader position is available for the Intensive Care Unit and Step-Down Unit in the Nursing Service. Tour of duty will be Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. There may be some instances where the incumbents would be required to work after 4:30pm, or have the flexibility to work outside the normal tour of duty which may include weekends and holidays.  The incumbents will be administratively and clinically accountable to the Nurse Manager in the assigned area.  Salary is determined by Nurse Professional Standards Board based on education, qualifications, experience and credentials.  This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. Citizens.  More than one applicant may be hired from this announcement.  First consideration will be given to permanent VAMC employees.




    The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is directly responsible to the Nurse Manager in the assigned area. He/she is responsible and accountable for the coordination of care for a culturally diverse veteran population. The CNL possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting, which will then enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management for acute and chronic illnesses and attainment of appropriate lengths of stay and most effective level of care. The CNL will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide cost effective care. This includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population, as well as issues related specifically to the Veteran population.


The CNL is accountable for educating staff on current nursing practice and treatment modalities for patients in the assigned practice setting. The CNL develops the orientation, continuing education, and competency assessment of staff. The CNL is an active member of the multidisciplinary team and collaborates in the development, execution and evaluation of the plan of care. The CNL considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering care. The CNL's decisions and actions on behalf of patients are determined in an ethical manner. He or she performs other directly related duties as assigned.