Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1139789

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.

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

As a VA professional nurse, 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.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/


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. 

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.

Duties

As a Staff Nurse (RN) you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured Veterans. 

Duties include:

·        documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition

·        collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes

·        providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems

·        accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade

·        demonstrates integration of biopsychosocial concepts, cognitive skills, and technically competent to practice in providing care to patients with simple or complex needs

·        demonstrates competency using the nursing process in providing care for patients

·        plans, implements and evaluates care based on age specific requirements of the patient

·        directs other who provide care

·        uses quality  improvement findings to guide and direct own practice

·        incorporates feedback regarding performance and interpersonal skills to enhance professional development

·        participates in the performance evaluation process

·        seeks knowledge and skills appropriate to the practice setting to improve performance

·        shares knowledge and skills with colleagues/others

·        assumes responsibility and accountability for individual nursing judgments and actions

·        acts as clinical advocate

·        participates effectively on teams to plan and manage care for patients

·        demonstrates awareness of research application to practice

·        plans and organizes care based on patient needs and provider competencies to assure safe, efficient, and cost-effective care

Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.

Work Schedule:  Part time- 20 hours per week, and alternating weekends.  To be discussed at the time of interview

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No