This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The incumbent practices as a registered nurse in the Community Living Center (CLC) which include Hospice/Palliative Care, Rehab and Short Stay Skilled and Long Term Care units which all practice the HATCH model. The HATCH puts the needs, interests and choices of resident's, patients and clients at the center of care. The CLC units specialize in treating geriatric veterans with long term, skilled nursing and/or specialty needs. Residents frequently experience transitory mental status changes or have a secondary psychiatric diagnosis. The RN will demonstrate technical and operational knowledge and is able to apply these shills in the clinical setting. Operates specialized therapeutic and life support equipment. The nurse demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide preventive, rehabilitative, and restorative care to the residents which resides in the CLC. The incumbent will also provide supportive measures and care to residents who are either Hospice or Palliative Care. The incumbent is accountable and assigned as a primary nurse for a defined group of patients, provides patient teaching as appropriate. The incumbent assumes rotating charge nurse responsibilities and monitors activities occurring within the unit when acting in the charge nurse capacity. The incumbent collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary team, ancillary services, residents and family when planning and implementing the patient's plan of care. Analyzes and upgrades patient care through quality improvement activities. Based on education and experience, may be assigned responsibilities of preceptor. The incumbent strives to maintain clinical competencies through continuous study, in-services and participation in obtaining continuing education units. The incumbent must maintain BLS and/or ACLS Work Schedule: 7:00 am - 7:30 pm; 7:00 pm - 7:30am; - with rotating days, weekends and holidays Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Eve.Harper@va.gov or Brian.Huhman@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This is an Open Continuous Announcement. Application packages for potential vacancies in our Mental Health unit will be maintained and used when vacancies arise; positions will be filled with qualified applicants. **The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on Monday, January 3, 2021*. Subsequent referrals of qualified applicants will be referred on the 19th of each month (Cutoff dates) or as needed. The vacancy announcement will remain open until closed, canceled or filled.**
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.