This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Patient-care duties as specifically outlined in the CLC RN Orientation Checklist. Including but not limited to equipment, procedures, resident care needs and CLC unit work flow in order to provide care to the residents. Use appropriate customer service guidelines as listed in the orientation check-off packet. Including, but not limited to CLC Veteran-Centered Care, resident preferences, and Cultural Transformation. Working knowledge of shower/tub room processes in order to delegate duties. Understands resident preferences and respect/dignity in implementing those preferences. Maintain a working knowledge of each neighborhood on unit, processes, and residents. Proper process of entering and exiting rooms. Assist other staff as necessary to ensure proper care. Understanding and use of nurse call system, answering alarm/phone appropriately, responding promptly to resident situation. Understanding of the Wanderguard system process, policy, and prompt response to alarm. Ability to utilize VA computers and programs in order to complete CLC RN duties, enter leave as required, and access work schedule. Documents accurately and in a timely manner. Completes all mandatory and other training, including, not limited to TMS, orientation, in-service, Interdisciplinary Care Plan meetings as assigned, annual competencies, and staff meetings. Understands, participates, and ensures completion of Purposeful Rounding in assigned neighborhood to ensure resident safety. Understands, verbalizes, adheres to, and documents Fall Prevention guidelines, interventions, policies, and protocols. Demonstrates understanding regarding the pain scale, asking residents about their pain level, performing non-pharmacological measures to alleviate pain. Reports pain level concerns to charge nurse or provider. Demonstrates proper use of safety and lift equipment. Ensures the safety of residents and staff. Participates as assigned in fire safety, emergent needs, and environmental safety as described in orientation validation paperwork. Complete new admission package and document within eight hours of resident arrival following the admission checklist. Verbalizes and demonstrates understanding of skin breakdown, pressure injury preventative measures, and notifying charge nurse of new/worsening areas of redness, skin breakdown, and concerns. Complete all assessments and document as required. Complete wound care treatment as ordered by physician. Including documentation and assessment for preventative wound care treatment. Administer medication, complete D-sticks, and other orders required, as ordered by providers. Complete daily, weekly, monthly, and PRN documentation as required in an accurate and timely manner. See orientation checklist for specifics. Serve in the CLC charge position. See charge nurse duties on the orientation checklist sheet. Working with staff to ensure appropriate work flow. Use appropriate infection control measures as listed in the orientation check-off packet. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts, 07:00am-08:00pm or 07:30pm-08:00am Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN17EDRP2@va.gov , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.