This is a full-time Inpatient Behavioral Health RN position located at the Buffalo campus of the VA Western NY Healthcare System. 1. Leads and organizes delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning. 1.1. Uses sound clinical judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating nursing care, based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice. 1.2. Guides staff in the application of critical thinking and process improvement to improve patient care. 1.3. Anticipates and recognizes medical/surgical/psychiatric emergencies and initiates or leads others to implement appropriate and timely actions. 2. Uses advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes. 3. Functions as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities. 4. Systematically evaluates current practice and formulates outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within area of expertise. 5. Guides, develops, and supports staff from a leadership perspective. 6. Uses professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs/service activities. 7. Demonstrates grade-appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills. 7.1. The nurse can recognize the patient has a problem. 7.2. The nurse can manage the problem safely and effectively, recognizing his/her scope of practice. 7.3. The nurse has a relative sense of urgency. 7.4. The nurse takes the right action for the right reason (del Bueno). 7.5 The nurse responds and intervenes appropriately to emergency situations. 8. Role-specific Competency Checklist is complete and is rated competent in all measured areas. Work Schedule: Full time, nights. Tour to be discussed during interview. 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.