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    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?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. 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. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

    If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

    The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

    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.

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    Responsibilities

     A Registered Nurse (RN) is a graduate of a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited school of nursing and meets Veterans Affairs (VA) professional and physical requirements as set forth in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook 5005, and VA Directive 5102.1 dated March 27, 2009. 
    The RN for Ambulatory Care/Out Patient Department (OPD) provides care to Veterans seeking primary, specialty or episodic care. Provides chronic disease management, patient education and continuity of care between acute care and primary care visits. 
    The Community Living Center (CLC) provides care to Veterans who require skilled, rehab, hospice or long term care.
    The Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) actively providing health care to veterans closer to where veterans reside. The Boise VA Medical Center operates 5 outlying Outpatient Clinics in Twin Falls Idaho, Caldwell Idaho, Salmon Idaho, Mountain Home Idaho and Burns Oregon.
    The Critical Care Unit provides care to critically ill, unstable patients in need of intensive treatment. Critically ill, unstable patients whose previous state of health, underlying disease, or acute illness, either alone or in combination, severely reduces the likelihood of recovery and benefit from CCU treatment may be admitted to CCU to receive intensive therapies to relieve acute complications, or palliate symptoms.
    The Emergency Department (ED) provides care to Veterans who require emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    The Medical/Surgical Unit provides care to Veterans admitted with medical and/or surgical diagnosis who require an acute level of care and observation.
    The Step Down Unit provides care to Veterans admitted with medical and/or surgical diagnosis who require an acute level of care, observation, and telemetry monitoring. The Step Down Unit or ICU, must have completed ACLS or will complete ACLS within 3 months of hire. ACLS must be maintained throughout employment.
    The Ward 2P provides a specialized locked psychiatric unit for Veterans whose assessed risk of harm to self or others is deemed moderate or Low and is seeking a voluntary recovery environment in which to receive care.
    WORK SCHEDULE: Varying shifts in assorted areas of the hospital. Please include a cover letter with your resume stating (1) what areas you would prefer to work in and (2) what duty schedule, full-time or part-time or intermittent and (3) what shifts, days, nights, weekends. The work schedule for the Caldwell Community-Based Outpatient Clinic is 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Status Candidates

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