A recruitment/relocation incentive is NOT authorized for this position The General Medical/Surgical Unit known as 4A at the Madison, WI VA is a 20 bed multi-service unit, which includes primarily medical patients with the capability to monitor the patients with telemetry. Medical conditions include cancer, diabetes, dementia, alcohol abuse with cirrhosis, respiratory, cardiac, digestive, renal and hematologic disorders. Many patients have multiple diagnoses and/or sensory impairments with acute and rehabilitation needs. Nursing care is provided on a 24 hour basis by registered nurses and nursing assistants. The nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation is applied in an ongoing, systematic manner to all patients. Nursing personnel are intricately involved in development, implementation, and evaluation of interdisciplinary care. This requires nursing staff to participate with an interdisciplinary approach in meeting Veteran health care needs, which includes being an active participant in Interdisciplinary rounds. Rounds consist of the entire Interdisciplinary team consisting of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nutrition Service/Dietician, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Pharmacy, and other specialty groups as needed; coordinating care of all patients. Unit 4A provides acute level nursing care and is intricately involved in the interdisciplinary approach in meeting patient needs. This systematic process is applied to all patients with a goal of care to restore the Veteran to maximum function, prevent further decline, maximize independence, and/or provide comfort as necessary. Discharge planning is an essential component of our nursing practice and an interdisciplinary approach for teaching and discharge planning assures continuity of care for the Veterans we serve. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, Day Shift Financial Disclosure Report: Not required A recruitment/relocation incentive is NOT authorized for this position
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.