The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is seeking to fill a Registered Nurse position within the Primary Care department at the Community-Based Outreach Center (CBOC) in Hays, KS. Work Schedule: 8:00 - 4:30, Monday-Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework: Not authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt Bargaining Unit Status: Covered The staff nurse provides care that compensates for or assists in meeting the health-related self-care deficits of the veteran patient. The care provided will result in: a) meeting of existent/emerging self-care demands, and/or b) enhancing or developing self-care. Continuing care needs will be identified and addressed. The delivery of care is in accordance with established standards, hospital policies and procedures, and consistent with the plan of other health care providers. The department is a fast-paced area that provides care for patients with multiple co-morbidities and varying care plans. Veterans in the PC may have care plans that reflect acute care needs, long-term, rehabilitation or skilled nursing care, or end-of-life needs. The nurse must be able to adapt rapidly changing conditions of patients and communicate effectively with other healthcare providers, within and outside the clinic, as well as family. The Call Center RN screener must be able to handle suicide calls based on the suicide policy. The screener will solicit assistance from a Behavioral Health RN with all suicide calls.
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.