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 RN VA Pay Scale N031 This position is located on the long term care unit CLCE at the Alvin C. York VA in Murfreesboro, TN. The specific resident population to whom direct care is provided includes adults with a variety of different conditions, including hospice residents. The incumbent must also be able to direct non professional staff's lifting, moving, and/or transferring of residents, and use equipment to provide resident care which usually involves lifting and/or pushing the equipment. The RN is responsible for the storage, proper cleaning techniques, and use of reusable medical equipment (RME). He/She is responsible for carrying out proper procedures for caring for residents in an isolation environment by following proper infection control procedures. Communicates regularly with nurse managers, physicians, nursing supervisors, charge nurses, transfer coordinators, allied healthcare staff, healthcare technicians, Pharmacy, and the business office. The RN's role will include, but is not limited to the following duties: Establishing nursing diagnoses. Direct patient care Providing health education and procedural teaching to resident and significant others. Administering and evaluating pharmacological and other therapeutic treatment regimens, including wound care. Administering medicine Establishing priorities and making ethically-sound decisions to ensure safe patient care. Assisting the physicians during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to promote optimal patient outcomes by team collaboration. Responding to emergency situations to promote optimal patient outcomes by recognizing changes in patients' health status. Performing diagnostic studies within the scope of nursing practice as ordered by the physician. Documenting patient data to ensure continuity in the provision and coordination of patient care. Collaborating with other health care professionals. Communicating with veterans and family members regarding veteran's care. May be responsible for charge nurse duties/supervision and coaching of staff Managing follow-up care. Acting as resource and example to others. Participating in continuing education achieving/maintaining certification. Possess knowledge of unit level monitors and quality improvement findings. Additional duties as assigned Work Schedule: Based on the needs of the service Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN9HREDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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