A recruitment/relocation incentive is NOT authorized for this position. The Med/Surg Nurse is a highly skilled individual who functions within the Acute Care areas of Nursing and Patient Care, and various patient care areas to provide clinical nurse expertise, care, and education to diverse patient populations. Duties include, but are not limited to: Collaborate with other health team members to assure quality care is provided to various Veteran patients. Required to work and support multiple inpatient areas within the medical center as staffing and patient acuity needs acutely arise. Analyze patient care and systems problems and bring these problems to resolution. Anticipate and implement preventive patient care measures. Documents on approved VA forms/computer programs. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients in the medicine/telemetry environment. Assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs. Develops teaching plans based on assessment of individual needs. Capable of relieving the Patient Care manager during his/her absence; and may function as Charge Nurse. Work Schedule: Full time Weekend/holiday/Off Tour rotation required Day Shift 5:45am - 6:15pm 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.