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 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: Functions as a clinical, educational, or administrative leader, pacesetter and a performance improvement role model. Analyzes data and recommends action for the purpose of improving patient care management at the service level. Performs data retrieval (i.e. chart reviews / focus studies) as required, analyzes data, and reports information to identify the need for change in subscribed areas. This may include the need to minimize risk, and ensure effectiveness of clinical performance improvement. Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process to client care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level. Provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff, including initiating and participating in ethic consultations. Manages program resources (financial, human, material, or informational) to facilitate safe effective, and efficient care. Performs other duties as assigned. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Current ACLS and BLS certifications. 2-3 years of Emergency Department experience. Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) preferred. Strong computer, assessment, and teaching skills preferred. Work Schedule: (6)-12 Hour Shifts and (1)-8 Hour Shift With Possible Day to Night & Weekend Rotation. 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.