The Nurse, Medical Officer of the Day (RN-MOD), will assist the daily triage of veterans in the MOD clinic. The RN-MOD is located on the Tuskegee Facility to assist staff RN during Rapid Response, Code Blue and as a backup when other nurse is on leave. The RN-MOD reports directly to the Nursing, Acute Care & Specialty, Specialty Clinics Nurse Manager. The RN-MOD 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. The RN-MOD duties include but are not limited to: 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. He/she considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. According to established Standard Operating Procedures, polices, and guidelines for the Acute Care and Specialty Clinics, he/she administers medications and perform procedures. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The registered nurse is an EXPERT nurse, "with an enormous background of experience, who now has an intuitive grasp of each situation and zeroes in on the accurate region of the problem without wasteful consideration of a large range of unfruitful, alternative diagnoses and solutions" (Benner). The registered nurse demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients. The Nurse is responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level. Program or service level outcomes must be broad and complex and can be demonstrated at any organizational level within a facility, VISN, or VACO. Program is defined as a substantial coordinated group of activities impacting patients and/or employees. Performs other duties as needed. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM or 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Subject to change based on agency needs. 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.