The Registered Nurse (RN) will support the VA response efforts to COVID-19 and will float in all departments of the Wyoming Outpatient Clinic providing patient care and supporting providers in all areas. The Registered Nurse is a professional nurse with a broad-based clinical knowledge enabling him/her to effectively assess, plan, implement and evaluate care based on patient's specific requirements associated with age, health promotion, prevention and management of adult patients in an outpatient setting. The Registered Nurse will utilize problem-solving methodologies in resolving problems that impact patient care or staff performance. Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. The Medical staff nurse will utilize the nursing process to include patients family/significant other/health care provider in establishing realistic, measurable goals related to health education and in planning care on a continuum; and assists staff in the process of mutual goal setting. He/she will administer medications and treatments according to the nursing guidelines and documents administrative and clinical information in a thorough and accurate manner. The Medical staff nurse will identify problem areas for monitoring and evaluating, and analyze findings and change practice based on quality improvement findings having the potential in improving patient care. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts determined by the supervisor- 8-12 hours per pay period (bi-weekly) Note: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary Financial Disclosure Report: NOT REQUIRED
Internal Number: 600255700
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.