Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1103112

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.

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.

As a VA Professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple funcitons of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions 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/

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
In addition to the Annual Salary: 4.20% Cost-Of-Living-Allowance.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt

Bargaining Unit Status: Not Covered

Recruitment Incentive Authorized: No

Tour of Duty: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Duties

The Wound Care Nurse for Inpatient Acute/Intermediate provides direct and indirect nursing care to patients and families in the inpatient and outpatient areas. He/She is accountable for adhering to establish policies, standards of care and standards of practice.  The Wound Care Nurse demonstrates leadership when providing and improving patient care in an inpatient and outpatient setting.  The Wound Care Nurse serves as a role model when functioning as a clinical consultant, content expert.  The Wound care nurse runs wound care clinics and provides specialized evidence based treatments for non-healing ulcers and wounds to the inpatient as well as outpatient population.  The population includes:  venous/arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and traumatic and non-healing surgical wounds.  The wound care nurse also collaborates with physicians, therapist, social services, and home care agencies and provides the most current scientific based wound treatment modalities from in-patient to long-term care and/or home care settings.  The wound care nurse is responsible for the education of care-givers through seminars and workshops that improve the services rendered and is chair for the wound care workgroup.

 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No