The Salem VAMC is looking for a Registered Nurse to join our rehab team as they open a new short stay rehab unit! This RN will be accountable for the provision of rehab patient care to a culturally diverse Veteran population with complex needs. The RN will work directly under supervision of the Manager and must possess the knowledge/skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process in the management of acute/chronic illnesses in our short-stay rehab residents. Responsibilities and duties for this position include but are not limited to the following: Implements and documents nursing interventions/orders and physician orders in a timely manner. Initiates and documents teaching and discharge planning based on resident/family identified needs, seeking assistance as needed. Develops and involves resident/family in establishing realistic, measurable goals, planning care, discharge planning, and resident education. Initiates and completes documentation in the medical record to reflect teachings and outcomes. Maintains privacy and confidentiality of resident data, including written and electronic medical records and resident communications. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to apply theories of aging as a scientific basis for practice. Demonstrates ability to integrate Gerontological theories in their nursing practice. Skills in preventive maintenance, restorative, rehabilitative, and palliative nursing care. Effectively utilizes support services, education, and other resources and takes action through referrals, consults, and direct actions to ensure resident care needs are met. Serves as a change agent in community living center cultural transformation. Enhances quality of life by advocating resident choices while maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu. Demonstrates proficiency in managing challenging behaviors. Serves as a liaison with family and community agencies. Floating to the Extended Care Community Living Center may be required as needed for staffing. Work Schedule: Full time Tour of Duty: All Shifts Financial Disclosure Report: Not required *Incentives: Recruitment Incentive: $5000 recruitment incentive for 2 year commitment authorized for highly qualified candidates.
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.