The Registered Professional Nurse in the Community Living Center (CLC) is qualified by education and experience to provide care for assigned residents and supervision of subordinate direct care staff in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying, and evaluating the effectiveness of interdisciplinary care plan interventions and treatments and/or services to improve the quality if resident care. The CLC RN executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of the long-term care resident. The RN functional role includes organizing and coordinating the clinical components in response to individual healthcare needs along the illness and care continuum while a resident within the Community Living Center. The goals are to center services around resident, to foster resident independence to their highest functional capacity, and maximize efficient and cost-effective use of health care resources. The RN utilizes all avenues of resources available to provide safe and efficient timely coordination of quality health care and interdisciplinary services. Major Duties and Responsibilities The function of the Registered Nurse is to provide, direct and supervise the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran population. The RN possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within the collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting of the Community Living Center. This broad based clinical knowledge enables the RN to effectively implement health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic illness states, assist veterans in the attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation, and provide palliative care for the resident and their significant others. Plans for personal growth as related to professional goals based on self-assessment, evaluation, and feedback. Assumes responsibility for acquiring knowledge and experience to meet goals. Actively participates in professional organizations. Provides guidance and information on nursing interventions to providers and staff at the FHCC. Conducts training for professional and paraprofessional personnel within the department and the FHCC, as requested or through individual assessment of need in "just in time" training. Collaborates with the health care team and other providers within the outside the command to ensure continuity of the patient's care through all health care settings. Promotes effective communication among health care team members, including the resident, family, and significant others. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings as scheduled. Integrates recommendations of the multidisciplinary team members into a single plan of care. Participates in Quality Assurance activities by evaluating resident care systems that may include standards, protocols, and documentation for efficiency, safety, and quality. Incorporates evaluative date in the provision of ongoing care for residents in the Community Living Center. Serves as a resource to physicians, nurses and other professional personnel at other medical treatment facilities used as referral sources for patients. Shares experience, knowledge and skills. Work Schedule: 12 nights with rotation to other shifts as needed to include weekends and holidays 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.