This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file until September 30, 2021. The Nurse provides patient care to Veterans in a Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) for post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and chronic homelessness. Duties will include, but are not limited to: Demonstrates effective decision making skills, identifies and resolves complex problems related to coordination of care. Medication administration. Assessing level of risk and initiating and coordinating emergency care. Provides comprehensive patient education and complex therapeutic care based on patient needs. Safely assesses and implements nursing care, including delegated medical functions. Evaluates effectiveness of planned interventions and outcomes. Provides accurate information to Veterans and other staff when ethical issue arise. Utilizes information management technologies inappropriate manner, safe guarding security and confidentiality. Demonstrates effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation and interdisciplinary teamwork. Conducts a comprehensive assessment of the patient's health and psychosocial needs, including health literacy status and deficits, and develops a plan with the Veteran. Empower the Veteran to problem solve by exploring options of care and alternative plans to achieve desired outcomes. Lead evidence-based psychoeducation groups and provide valuable input to the health care team. Work Schedule: The hours of this position could vary between 8 and 12 hour shifts, to include days, nights, 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.