The Registered Nurse in the Step-Down Unit is responsible for administering, monitoring, documenting, and evaluating therapeutic interventions and regimens specific to Step-Down Unit Patients. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Responsible and accountable for the management of population groups or programs within the Progressive Care or Medical Center to optimize patient care, patient safety and operational efficiency. Responsible for development of strategies to actively manage patient care and follow up if necessary. Lead and organize delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning. Collect and analyze data related to patient population, report findings and make recommendation for improvement. Advances the health care of the progressive care patient through administration, education, research and theory-based clinical practice. Collaborate with administrative and clinical staff in actively managing and planning for actual and potential needs of patient population groups. Diagnose, monitor, and treat patient responses to life-threatening health problem and coordinate the care delivered by various health care providers. Assess patient's potential for wellness and responses to various treatment strategies. Perform other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 7:30pm-8:00am; Rotating Weekends and Holidays (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.