The Registered Nurse, Community Living Center (CLC) 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. NOTE: 659--Salisbury facility employees (submit resume and most recent SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action for verification of facility) The Registered Nurse (CLC) performs the following nursing process: systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case findings. Case findings includes 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 (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses). Performs the following duties and responsibilities: Collaborates with Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) in establishing, maintaining and updating an individual written plan of care for each Community Living Center resident. Provides skilled Nursing care to Community Living Center Residents and families within the scope of accepted nursing standards of practice. Performs a comprehensive initial assessment of the Veteran's disease process and/or co-morbidity factors, including medical history, medication and allergy history, Veteran's symptoms, pain rating and psychosocial assessment. Completes all documentation in accordance with regulations and Agency policy and procedure. Performs ongoing assessments of Veterans disease process and updates the plan of care as necessary in consultation with the physician and other members of the IDT. Provides direct nursing care based on Community Living Center standards and clearly defined treatment protocols. Performs ongoing assessment of the impact of the terminal diagnoses on the Veterans' physical, functional, psychosocial and environmental needs and activities of daily living. Coordinates care with other healthcare providers, including spiritual counselor, medical social worker, bereavement services and rehab services as appropriate. Provides ongoing education and consultation on Veteran care issues. Explains to the Veteran/family the palliative care focus of Community Living Center at the time of admission to service. Educates the Veteran/family regarding the disease process, self-care techniques, end of life issues and the process for resolution of care and complaint issues. Provides Death Pronouncement to Veterans receiving inpatient Community Living Center service. Participates in education efforts to promote the Community Living Center philosophy of care and to improve general community and professional understanding of Community Living Center services. Assures Resident dignity is maintained, such as coverage of drainage bags, clean/shaven/nails clean and trimmed, incontinent pad are not visible on beds, Residents are clean and neat in appearances at all times, privacy during provision of care. Performs other assigned duties listed in functional statement Work Schedule: Day, Evening and Night shifts to include weekends and holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized 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.