First Area of Consideration (AOC) will be given to AFGE bargaining unit employees, Topeka VAMC. Second AOC will be given to permanent employees of EKHCS. Third AOC will be given to the public (U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals). This RN position is in the Community Living Center (CLC) at the Topeka VAMC. The Community Living Center staff nurse is responsible and accountable for providing direct and indirect care. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team. Excellent communication and customer service skills are required. The CLC staff nurse is responsible to the Nurse Manager both clinically and administratively. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8 Hour shift availability: 0730-1600 (days), 1530 - 2400 (evenings), 2345-0745 (overnights): all shifts include rotating weekends and holidays. Compressed work schedules may be available; work schedules will be determined upon selection. NOTE: Will be expected to work rotating weekends and holidays.
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