Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1019278 (Include # on all documents)

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

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .  

Duties

Provides a full range of nursing care to Veteran Residents on a Community Living Center unit with a variety of physical and or/behavioral problems, psychosocial and medical care needs generally consisting of rehabilitation/restorative therapy, palliative or respite care, wound care, dementia care, IV antibiotic treatments and other long term skilled nursing care. Conducts a physical assessment on patients, determines their nursing needs, and devises an individualized plan of care. Documents vital signs, significant, and reactions. Observes behavior of patient to determine psychological state and provides emotional support. Participates in continuing education actives. Administers medications utilizing BCMA and PYXIS. Functions as a Charge Nurse or team leader. Completes assigned MDS’s. Develops and updates nursing care plans. Directs patient care activities and collaborates with other health care members. Directs and monitors staffing assignments and delegates care coordination based on resident needs and staff skill/competency level ensuring all aspects of the Veteran resident’s plan of care are met.

This position is located within Geriatrics and Extended Care Line Community Living Centers (2&3), at the VA Medical Center, Bath, New York.

TOUR OF DUTY:

Nights: 12:00 am to 8:00 am.

Evenings: 3:30 pm to 12:00 am

 

APPLICANT SELECTED FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR AN AWARD UP TO THE MAXIMUM LIMITATION ($48,000) UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF HTE EDUCATION DEBT REDUCTION PROGRAM (EDRP), SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING.

                                                                                                                                              

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No