This is a COVID position not to exceed one (1) year. The Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse who is accountable for the provision of patient care. The Staff Nurse is directly responsible to the Head Nurse/designee of the unit. Delivers fundamental, knowledge-based care appropriate of standard of practice to assigned patients. ***This position is eligible for a recruitment incentive.*** This PACT RN uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the Teamlet (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager, Clinical Associate, and Clerical Associate) and expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal, and community -based services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven care plan for life. The PACT RN is a member of the Teamlet team. He/She is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patients' needs. The PACT RN provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's personalized health plan/goals. The PACT RN demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for patients, and a team leader with colleagues as she/he continues to enhance his/her own and the team's professional growth, development, and practice. He/she possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting to facilitate the effective care of patients. Within the framework of the nursing process and through highly developed clinical expertise, the RN is able to assess, monitor and treat patient responses to life-threatening health problems. He/she is responsible for collaboration with administrative and clinical staff in actively managing and planning for actual and potential needs of patient population groups The duties and responsibilities for the Community Based Outpatient Clinic Registered Nurse include but are not limited to: COVID front entrance Screening COVID Vaccinations/Clinic PACT team ambulatory care nursing duties including Care manager for Teams Triage Education Performs other duties as assigned by NM/ANM. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday : Tours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or 7:30 am to 4:00 pm or 7:00 am to 3:30 pm (as needed) with occasional Saturday COVID Clinics Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse/000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Recruitment Incentive: May be Authorized for highly qualified candidate PCS Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
Internal Number: 599710500
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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.