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The Registered Nurse(Specialty Clinic) is assigned to a unit or section with/in the Nursing Section. The unit or section description and patient population served is defined in applicable Scope of Service. The incumbent practices in a complex patient care setting in collaboration with colleagues and Nurse Manager.
The Specialty Clinic Nurse is a professional Registered Nurse who provides high-quality, evidence-based care for Veteran patients who are being seen in the Specialty Clinics. Registered Nurses who work in the Specialty Clinics must currently possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. They follow BLS protocols and appropriately intervene when there are significant changes in patient's condition(s). The RN is responsible for the delivery of nursing care to the Veteran population being treated for multiple specialty diagnosis. The Specialty clinic nurse must be proficient with patient assessment skills, basic nursing care and assist with procedures as needed. Applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit/team/ work group level to improve care. Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care. Supports and enhances patient self-determination. Serves as a resource for patients 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.
The types of patients include but are not limited to, the following:
- Diabetes Management
- Chemical Dependency
- Occupational Health
- Preventative Medicine
- Infectious Disease
Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm; Monday through Friday (hours may change based on the needs of the service)
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/577421300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.