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    Summary

    The Registered Nurse Position is located in Memphis VA Medical Center.

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    Responsibilities

    The RN is accountable for the delivery of quality nursing care for the patients processed in the designated inpatient areas. The RN has responsibilities which include assessing, planning and directing appropriate care and creating an environment that promotes, stimulates and fosters personnel growth and satisfaction. The incumbent will demonstrate the ability to establish rapport with personnel, patients and family so that effective patient care is administered and appropriate health education is accomplished. As a registered nurse, the incumbent will provide medical treatment and personal care service to ill and injured to ill and injured veterans. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition, collaborating with healthcare team members and other interdisciplinary teams to facilitate positive patient care outcomes, providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. Accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. Demonstrated organizational skills which enable completion of work in a timely manner with demonstrated ability to assume a leadership role in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team. The RN is accountable for adhering to established policies, standard of care, and standards of practice that demonstrates leadership within Nursing Service. The RN will be responsive to patient needs and ensures customer satisfaction which reflects an understanding of age specific and developmental needs.

    Work Schedule: Varies. 8 hour as well as 12 hour shifts

    Physical Requirements:
    Requires lifting 45 pounds and over; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and repeated bending (approx. 2 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far visions correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.

    Selected applicants will be required to complete an online on-boarding process.


    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487780600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.