This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS announcement until December 31, 2021. Qualified applicants will be considered & referred on a bi-weekly basis. This announcement will close when filled. Intermittent RN will provide a means to supplement nursing staff coverage for planned & unplanned absences &/or workload that cannot be accomplished by regularly scheduled staff. The incumbent will be aligned under Nursing Service & is responsible to provide direct patient care at all locations within the WTVAHCS. The Intermittent Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. The incumbent is a self-directed professional nurse with a broad-based clinical knowledge appointed to effectively implement health promotion, prevention, and management of Primary Care, Urgent care, skilled long-term care,Hospice, Palliative Care, short term skilled care, short-term rehabilitation, and respite patients, etc. The incumbent demonstrates the skills and abilities to manage and coordinate appropriate patient documentation reflecting assessment of patient needs, interdisciplinary treatment plans, interventions, prescribed medical treatment, consults, personal care services and evaluation of patients' responses to treatments. The incumbent demonstrates critical thinking skills with efficiency and accuracy in assessing and managing all situations. The incumbent possesses good organizational skills and demonstrated ability to lead patient centered care. The incumbent demonstrates the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors, and members of the interdisciplinary team. The intermittent Nurse serves as an advocate for patients. The incumbent uses the nursing process and evidence based practice to collaborate extended team (Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), Provider, Social Work, family/caregiver, internal and community based services, etc.) to provide proactive, personalized, and patient centered care. The incumbent is responsible for collaborating with internal and external services to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patients' needs and provides a robust interdisciplinary approach to care; health promotion or disease prevention, acute, chronic, and long-term needs, education, and coordinates discharge follow-up. The incumbent provides patient and family health education with a focus on acquiring self-care and self-management, based on the individual patient's goals and resources. Provides Veterans with ongoing support and coaching needed to succeed in making and sustaining changes. Work Schedule: Intermittent on an as needed basis. Various schedules are available. Flexibility in tours and assignments is required. 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.