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    Summary

    The Registered Nurse (RN) is assigned to Patient Care Services of VA Roseburg, OR, functions as a primary nurse for a defined group of Veterans for her/his shift. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on Veteran/resident transition through the continuum of care, Veteran/resident, and family education, Veteran/resident self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction.

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    Responsibilities

    Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct Veteran/resident care. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care based on age and gender-specific components.
    Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Provides cross coverage to other areas as assigned by management. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in population served level quality improvement processes and initiatives and customer service programs.

    Dementia and whose disease has progressed to the stage where they lack the cognitive ability to make relevant decisions, who are at risk of harm to self or others, who are a high fall risk, and who are at risk for wandering. These Veterans require close monitoring and/or specialized care not available on other care units such as behavior modification, redirection, distraction, reframing, and cueing in an environment that does not offer easy egress.

    • Long term care provided includes supportive nursing care and other ancillary services designed to maintain well-being and manage changes in Veteran's status as disease processes progress and aging occurs
    • Hospice care provides care and support for Veterans with terminal illness (life expectancy of < 6 months) and their families.
    • Palliative care provides care to Veterans who may have a variety of diagnoses such as cancer, end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, liver failure, etc.
    • Rehabilitation/ Skilled Nursing provides care for Veterans with rehabilitative potential post-surgical procedures or medical deficits that need skilled nursing care and/or ancillary services. Examples of skilled nursing needs include but not limited to complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings, or intravenous medication administration.
    • Respite care provides Veteran's nursing care for a short term period to allow for resident's normal caretakers can take a break (respite) from the 24/7 routine of caring for a patient with a long-term illness or disability.
    • Geriatric Evaluation and Management is designed for evaluation, management and referral of health care needs that are complex and cannot be met on an
    Work Schedule: Sunday-Saturday, 12hr-rotating shifts as needed. Examples of tours: 6:00pm-6:30am, 6:00am-6:30pm, 10:00pm-8:30am

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    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/578292300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.