Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The registered nurse is an EXPERT nurse, "with an enormous background of experience, who now has an intuitive grasp of each situation and zeros in on the accurate region of the problem without wasteful consideration of a large range of unfruitful, alternative diagnoses and solutions" (Benner). The Registered Nurse demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients. The Nurse is responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level. Program or service level outcomes must be broad and complex and can be demonstrated at any organizational level within a facility, VISN, or VA Central Office. Program is defined as a substantial coordinated group of activities impacting patients and/or employees. Career path roles may include, but are not limited to clinical nurse leader, clinical nurse specialist, nurse manager, nurse educator, expert clinician, assistant nurse manager, nurse practitioner, nurse recruiter, or researcher. The registered nurse demonstrates (a) Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning; (b) using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes; (c) functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities; (d) systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise; (e) guiding, developing, and supporting staff from a leadership perspective, and (f) using professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am- 4:00 pm/8:00 am - 4:30 pm 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.