Carl Vinson VAMC is seeking a RN for the Vaccine Clinic in Dublin, Ga. The Vaccine Clinic Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct staff and Veteran support in the Vaccine Clinic under the guidance of the Whole Health Clinic Coordinator. The registered nurse for the (Vaccine Clinic) provides care and counseling of persons in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. Other duties as follows but not all of them: 1.Screens all recipient's pre-vaccine for potential concerns as identified by facility guidelines 2. Educates recipient and administers vaccine as indicated. 3. Documents vaccine administration using appropriate medical record system. 4. Monitors pre and post vaccination for potential side effects and refers for additional assessment/care as indicated. 5. Collaborates effectively with all disciplines and levels of care regarding patient care. 6. Compliance with various Isolation Precautions and Infection Control Guidelines 7. Provides Health and Wellness Coaching to patients in a variety of healthcare settings, including but not limited to the inpatient arena, primary care, specialty care, community living center, ambulatory specialty care, mental and behavioral health, and community-based locations. 8. Leads Mind-Body Skills groups, workshops and individual sessions for patients and staff to promote physical and emotional wellness, decrease burn-out and improve morale, build community across disciplines and train staff in self-care. 9. Participates in Whole Health activities, meetings and events 10.Skills in time management, priority setting, assessment and urgent intervention are required for this position 11. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor Work Schedule: 0600 - 2030 varying shifts, compressed tours to include weekends and some holidays. Travel to outlying CBOC's will be required. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.