This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file until September 30, 2021. The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to patients of a Community Living Center (CLC) environment. The Veterans within the Community Living Center (CLC) are in various stages of recovery/illness. The Long Term Care Units of the Cheyenne VA HCS offer long term care to residents with a variety of chronic illnesses. Additionally, residents may be offered rehabilitation, as well as temporary placement if they are unable to return to their homes. The skilled units provide care to residents with acute and chronic medical, as well as surgical diagnoses. The majority of these residents have complex needs requiring skilled nursing assessment and resident monitoring and IV infusions. The CLC also provides palliative and hospice care, offering comfort rather than cure to the residents with extensive disease that is life-limiting. The focus of care is pain control, symptom management and relief of suffering. In addition, nursing staff provide spiritual and emotional support to both residents and families. Tasks are as follows, (but not limited to): Records patient histories, performs various diagnostic tests, administers medications, and develops patient care plans in conjunction with an interdisciplinary team. Prepares and administers prescribed medications. Assists residents with Activities of Daily Living. Facilitates residents active participation in all aspects of their own health care Promotes patients' independence by teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills. Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner. Performs other position-related duties. Work Schedule: Various Shifts to include possible rotating shifts, nights, weekends and holidays. 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.