This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until June 30, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be January 26, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. The Birmingham VA Medical Center is actively recruiting for Registered Nurses to work for the Emergency Department. As a responsible member of the Emergency Department, the Registered Staff Nurse's manage the care of patients who present to the Emergency Department with a wide range of problems, from non-urgent complaints to the life-threatening emergent crisis. Working in conjunction with other nursing staff, physicians and health care provides from all services, the Emergency Department Staff Nurse assesses the patient's immediate needs, prioritizes care and organizes and plans the patient's treatment from admission into the Emergency Department through discharge. The Emergency Department Staff Nurse coordinates and facilitates care to restore optimal patient health, minimizing complications, to achieve a positive patient outcome. The Staff Nurse uses the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the many patients that are treated in the Emergency Department. The Staff Nurse (depending on education, experience, and competency) may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor, educator, or charge nurse. NOTE: ACLS is a must. Work Schedule: We are a 24/7 Medical Center with various tours of duty. Selectee will work 12 hour shifts and may be required to work off tours, nights, holidays and/or weekends to meet the mission of caring for the Veterans. Selectee's specific tour will be determined by Supervisor/Manager upon hire, and will be based on the needs of the unit. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment Incentive: Not authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position is eligible for Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility requirement, and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. For additional information, contact Human Resources, 205-933-8101 extension 4597 to speak with the EDRP Coordinator.
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.