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 Nurse position offers a 10% Recruitment Incentive with a 2 year service agreement (20% total!); only applicable to candidates external to VA Central Iowa). ** This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS announcement. Applicants will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis. This announcement will close when filled. The Registered Nurse assigned to the Community Living Center is a professional nurse with a broad-based clinical knowledge that enables him/her to effectively provide skilled care to a veteran population with widely diverse medical, mental health and end-of-life diagnoses. - Accountable for all elements of the nursing process - Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care based on age specific components - Responsible for coordination of care focused on the veteran's transition through the continuum of care, including transition through end-of-life - Responsible for veteran and family education - Responsible for veteran self-management after discharge - Responsible for supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction - Considers all characteristics of the individual including age, life stage, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences to provide optimum veteran centered care. - Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines - Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to positively influence veteran care outcomes - Work with team members supporting veterans and family members utilizing a holistic approach through end-of-life - Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Days/nights, off-shift rotation, including weekend and holidays. Multiple shifts available. Compressed/Flexible: Available. Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized. The Nurse position offers a 10% Recruitment Incentive with a 2 year service agreement (20% total). Incentive is applicable to candidates external to VA Central Iowa. Recruitment incentives may be authorized to part-time or full-time individuals in their first appointment as a Federal employee or to a newly appointed former Federal employee with at least a 90-day break in service (possible exceptions). Relocation incentives may be authorized to federal employees who must change worksites and physically relocate to a different geographic area within VISN 23. EDRP Authorized: Contact Beth.Spitzer@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator, for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. Financial Discloser 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.