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.
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.
The St. Louis VAMC is a full-service health care facility providing inpatient and ambulatory care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation, as well as over 65 subspecialty areas. It is a two-division facility that serves veterans and their families in east central Missouri and southwestern Illinois.
The John Cochran Division, named after the late Missouri congressman, is located in midtown St. Louis in close proximity to its affiliated medical schools - St. Louis University and Washington University. It has all of the medical center's operative surgical capabilities, the ambulatory care unit, and a six-story Clinical Addition that includes surgical facilities, intensive care units, outpatient psychiatry clinics, and expanded laboratory.
The Jefferson Barracks Division is a multi-building complex overlooking the Mississippi River in south St. Louis County. It provides psychiatric treatment, regional spinal cord injury treatment, a nursing home care unit, geriatric health care, rehabilitation services, and a rehabilitation domiciliary program for homeless veterans.
The St. Louis VA Medical Center is associated with Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Belleville, IL; O'Fallon, MO (St. Charles County); and St. Louis, MO (North St. Louis County); and Washington, MO.Learn more about this agency
The duty station is the John Cochran Division; however, the duty station may be changed to one or multiple associated VAMC locations within the metropolitan St. Louis, MO area based on the needs of the medical center. This position is in the bargaining unit. This announcement may be used to fill identical positions vacated within 90 days of any selections made from the original announcement.
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.For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/
Education Debt Reduction Program or a Recruitment Incentive May Be Authorized with a 2 year service obligation agreement. Please contact the local Human Resources representative for further information.
Effectively plans and implements the nursing process and the quality of care to patients requiring medical/surgical nursing care.
1. Self-directed with ability to prioritize workload and demonstrate maximum flexibility.
2. Demonstrated ability to utilize the nursing process as a problem solving model.
3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all members of the health team.
4. Participates in performance improvement activities in the unit, service line and Medical Center.
5. Demonstrates an excellent customer service philosophy with both internal and external customers
6. Demonstrates collaborative relationships with the Inter-disciplinary teams in providing continuity of care to the patient
7. Demonstrates self-motivation and independence in professional development, organization of tasks/assignments for the nursing team and in providing a safe patient care environment
8. Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the completion of medical/surgical care, documentation and standards.
Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…United States Citizens
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