The Registered Nurse is responsible for managing complex patient situations, acts as a patient advocate, and provides supportive assistance to all members of the healthcare team. The incumbent is a Registered Nurse who is responsible for the clinical, administrative, research and educational aspects of the assignment. Duties and or responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: Initiates problem identification; seeks resolution; follows through with implementation; evaluates by defining in terms of improved health care. Identifies potential problems and writes appropriate Nursing/medical orders/interventions as per clinical privileges. Evaluates the nursing and medical care delivered to each patient and modifies plan of care. Consistently records and reports patient care. Documents in a timely, concise, clear manner. Consults with appropriate staff in addressing ethical issues. Takes in consideration, cultural, religious values and beliefs when planning and providing care. Consults appropriate resources to assess the needs of patients; integrates nursing consultation recommendations into the plan of care. Assumes responsibility for providing and/or arranging for learning needs of self and co-workers in collaboration with Nursing Administrative Staff and Nursing Education. Objectively evaluates the work performance of others as evidenced by written/verbal communication to appropriate supervisor(s). Functions as a clinical, educational or administrative leader, pacesetter or role model for peers and personnel under their supervision. Maintains a satisfactory level of practice consistent with requirements as defined by clinical privileges. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Current AHA BLS Certification. 3-5 years of Behavioral Health Inpatient experience preferred . Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM (All 8-Hour Shifts: Day, Evening, Night - This Includes All 3 Shifts & Rotating 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.