This announcement meets the requirement of Article 61 of the AFGE contract. This will allow employees to have first consideration for positions within the facility and promote fair and equitable opportunity for career enhancement. If you are interested in future opportunities in other departments within this health care system you are encouraged to apply here. This Open Continuous Announcement will serve as the only notice of these potential vacancies within these nurse 'specialty' areas. Major duties will vary based on unit hired for but may include; Completes admission assessment on assigned patients within 24 hours of admission. Documents reassessments of patient condition every 8-12 hours or more frequently as needed. Verifies physicians' orders using CPRS. Documents vital signs and assessments using CPRS. Take verbal and telephone orders per policy. Completes patient care plans according to policy. Plans for discharge/transfer of patients including completing discharge/transfer note in CPRS. Documents medications using BCMA (Bar Code Medication Administration). Provides individualized patient care consistent with identified knowledge of patient's strengths and limitations. Is proactive in identifying potential crisis situations and responds appropriately in emergency/code situations. Initiates referrals and/or consultations as appropriate to achieve the multidisciplinary plan of care. Functions independently in performing more complex treatments, procedures and advanced technology specific to the scope of care on assigned unit according to the Procedure Manual (ie chemotherapy administration). Recovers post procedure patients (ie heart caths, vascular, G.I., Renal, angios). Performs blood draws and venipuncture for IV therapies, IV push medications, and TPN and blood products according to policy using a variety of access devices. Sets up and monitors a variety of pumps, including PCA. Promotes and provides health care teaching to patient and significant others. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Dependent upon unit however most will be rotating shifts which may include nights, weekends and/or holidays. Some units require on call. Compressed/Flexible: May be available per management's discretion. Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): 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.