The Syracuse VAMC is recruiting for one (1) full-time Registered Nurse for the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)/Hospital in Home (HIH) program. The Registered Nurse in Home Based Primary Care, inclusive of the Hospital in Home (HIH) program, provides outpatient clinic services to patients in their homes. He/she assumes accountability and responsibility for his/her nursing practice and decisions affecting patient care. The registered nurse will drive a government vehicle in the performance of their HIH/HBPC duties. The applicant must possess a valid driver's license. Registered Nurses are responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. He/she administers medications and procedures per established policies, protocols and guidelines. The Registered Nurse functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team providing patient care in the home. Responsibilities include in home physical assessments, Point of Care testing, providing wound care, catheter care, IV therapy and phlebotomy within patient's homes. The assessment will include planning, intervening and evaluating indicated actions; IV therapy and phlebotomy within patient's homes. The Registered Nurse also functions as a Case Manager and coordinates the patient care with interdisciplinary team members and nursing staff of outside agencies that may be providing additional nursing, hospice and/or IV therapy services to the patient. The Registered nurse considers all characteristics of the individual, including sex and sex role identification, age and life stage, state of health, race and culture, socio-economic status, values and previous experience with similar events, in order to assist each patient to identify and meet basic health needs and improve his/her health status to the individual's maximum potential. The Registered nurse functioning as a preceptor assumes accountability and responsibility for the clinical development of assigned orientees. He/she is responsible for demonstrating and maintaining full competency in the use, pre-cleaning and/or reprocessing of reusable medical equipment. The employee must ensure that the appropriate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and manufacturer's instructions are followed for any step in the use of RME (pre-cleaning, reprocessing, disinfection, sterilization, maintenance) in which he/she is involved. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as the customer service program. The incumbent interacts with customers, including veterans, employees, peers, and general public and utilizes the following customer service values: Respect by recognizing the worth of customers and treating them with dignity. Listening by continually learning and not assuming what is not important to customers. Compassion by responding to customers' feelings and needs in a caring manner. Integrity by serving customers with honesty, professionalism and accountability. Quality by promoting customers' health and well-being in a manner that is competent, beneficial, cost-effective, timely, and caring. Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm, with rotating holidays and weekends 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.