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    Summary

    The Alexandria VA Health Care System (AVAHCS) is seeking Registered Nurse(s) to provide service to our ill and injured Veterans in our Community Living Center.

    ***THIS VACANCY IS AN OPEN AND CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT UNTIL DECEMBER 12, 2019. Applicants will be reviewed for eligibility twice a month.

    Medical Center Policy requires that a BLS has to be maintained if you work in direct patient care positions.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Documenting observations, assessments, and changes in Veteran's conditions.
    • Collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient outcomes.
    • Communicate with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic/cultural and religious backgrounds.
    • Completes initial assessment of patient condition and response to treatment and initiates follow-up as needed.
    • Formulates a plan of care based on nursing assessments, using the nursing process, based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice.
    • Recognize overt abnormal signs and symptoms and/or changes in patients' condition and responds appropriately.
    • Providing a full range of nursing care (direct care to charge nurse duties) with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems.
    • Accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade.
    • Demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a resident centered program.
    • Includes the patient and family/significant other in developing the initial plan of care and establishing goals.
    • Able to establish effective communication with residents, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.
    • Maintains Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) per Alexandria VA Healthcare System Standards of Procedures specific to each device.
    • Supervise care delivery of Licensed Practical Nurses and Nursing Assistants.
    • Attends educational courses as required.
    • Complies with Infection Control practices and other organizational, Veteran Integrated System Network (VISN), & Veterans Affairs directives and policies.
    Work Schedule: A standard bi-weekly pay period usually consists of six 12 hour tours and one 8 hour tour.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Preferred Experience:
    • BLS
    • ACLS
    • One year of nursing experience

    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/519580300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.