Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1784051

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?

 

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.

 

If you have never been to Reno, let us tell you: it is nestled at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with easy access to the Pacific Crest Trail. We are just 30 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe offering most any water sport you can imagine: fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding in addition to skiing and snowboarding (where many Olympic athletes do their training). We are the home of a dynamic art and event scene: Artown, Hot August Nights, Street Vibrations, Rib Cook off, Balloon Races – and that's just July – September! Humidity is low – so temperatures remain (or at least feel) moderate.

The Reno VA is the teaching affiliate of the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine, the state's only medical school. The Davidson Academy, the state designated "university school for profoundly gifted pupils", is located on the UNR campus. Additionally TMCC offers accessible post high school classes and degrees and offers the opportunity to continue higher education through UNR.

We encourage you to consider VA employment in Reno, NV, join a team that values a healthy home/work life balance and be rewarded by the role you'll play in keeping the promise to those who served.

Oh! Did we mention that we don't pay state income tax in Nevada or our fabulous culture of all-you-can-eat sushi?

See our interactive facility map: http://interactive.medmaps.com/site/sierranevada_va


Duties

The Registered Nurse serves a pivotal role, interacts with Veterans, family members, professional, and supportive personnel who provide patient care, and with members of other services.  The RN is responsible for planning, administering nursing care to adult and geriatric patients with mental health needs.  He/she is responsible to ensure that the highest possible quality of care is achieved and that a safe therapeutic environment is provided. 

Duties include, but not limited to:

Supports and enhances client self-determination.  Serves as a resource for clients and staff in addressing ethical issues.  Identifies and assesses resource utilization and safety issues, taking appropriate action. Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice.  Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance.  Evaluates practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statutes, and regulations.  Takes action to improve performance. Uses group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems.  Initiates/participates in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes. 

Work Schedule: Full-Time, 40 hours per week, shift work

Functional Statement Title/#: RN-Surgical/VN 610

This is a bargaining unit position.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No