VHA Nursing brochure https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Careers/Nursing/ Since 1946 Richmond VAMC has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. Services are available to more than 200,000 Veterans coming from 52 cities and counties covering 22,515 miles of central and southern Virginia. Leadership page linked. Community-Based Outpatient Clinics: We offer services in our Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Emporia CBOCs. Responsibilities of the Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder (SCID) Registered Nurse: Functions as an integral member of the spinal cord injury interdisciplinary team and responsible for accurate clinical assessments, interventions, evaluations and documentation of care for SCID patients. Demonstrate an organized and systematic process for problem solving and prioritizing the needed delivery of care. Perform nursing physical and psychosocial assessments, utilizes nursing process to achieve individualized patient outcomes. Direct the care provided by Licensed Practical Nurse, Nursing Assistants, and Health Technician. Have knowledge and ability to provide safe holistic patient centered care to veterans and active duty service members with the Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders. Assists with Activities of Daily Living(ADL) , patient, family and caregiver training. Provide direct care services to a culturally diverse group of patients with medical/surgical and rehabilitation needs through coordination of services within the Medical Center. Provide nursing care for active duty and veteran patients with Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders. Patient population includes Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS), as well as ventilator dependent patients and patients with complex wounds. Responsible for the management the nursing care of rehab/non-rehab/ medical/surgical Spinal Cord Injury patients as well as newly injured rehabilitation patients. Will Collaborate with diverse interdisciplinary team to include rehab, non-rehab, and acute medical services. The registered nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community. Richmond VAMC (RV AMC) is a Level 1 a major interdisciplinary teaching facility with service-lines serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients, with a Level Ill Emergency Department, and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. The Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program Center and Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP) provides services in a residential setting. Home-Based Primary Care is provided in the veteran's home.VA Nursing Practice provides Veteran healthcare across a continuum of services for acute and chronic conditions in hospital, ambulatory, and skilled nursing settings. To improve Veteran access to care, nurses help create new models of care like the Primary Care Patient Aligned Care Teams (VA's Patient Centered Medical Home), introduce new nursing roles like the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), and advance existing roles, like the use of RN Care Managers to coordinate care. VA Nurses share lessons learned, tools, and evidence-based practices across the system. They engage in emergency management and disaster preparedness both in VA and beyond. And VA Nurses are integrally involved in the greater federal, national, and international communities of nursing: advocating for informed nursing practice so we can constantly improve nursing care for our nation's heroes with our nursing colleagues. Work Schedule: Work schedule: 7:30am-4p/7:30am-8pm/7:30pm-8am/11:30pm-8am/3:30pm-12mn Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized Telework schedules: Not authorized Virtual work schedules: Not authorized FLSA: Nonexempt BU Status: BU Recruitment Incentives: NOT authorized Relocation Expenses: NOT authorized Financial Disclosure Report: NOT required Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses: will not be paid PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Receive 13 to 26 days paid time off per year, including 10 paid federal holidays; 13 sick days annual with no limitation on accumulation. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). For More Information on Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits Functional Statement RN I, II, III FS# 000000 VHA Nursing brochure https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Careers/Nursing/
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.