Registered Nurse-Inpatient Community Living Center
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Internal Number: 616868800
The Community Living Center at American Lake is a lakeside facility and features 83 beds. Breaking from the traditional nursing home concept of a hospital wing with standard nursing stations, the American Lake Community Living Center is designed around one main street corridor with a series of branching neighborhoods. This reflects the emphasis on the social environment of care and is important to a patient's well-being and ability to heal. Duties include but are not limited to: Performs comprehensive physical, psychological and social assessments; detects early clinical changes in the patient's condition; prioritizes actual and potential problems and needs Develops realistic and measurable outcomes for identified patient needs and evaluates patient's progress toward outcome; revises plan of care when appropriate provides and manages safe, therapeutic care for groups of patients intervenes in critical patient care situations documents and reports patient care that reflects critical thinking; documents according to policies and procedures and Resident Assessment Instrument/Minimum Data Set (RAI/MDS) supervises and guides all levels of nursing and ancillary staff assigned to work the unit; delegates and adjusts nursing assignments for delivery of care based on patient acuity and available staff problem solves strategies to promote unit efficiency Work Schedule: Shifts available 6:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m. -6:30 a.m.. Shift will be determined by NM depending on needs Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. Recruitment Incentive/Relocation Incentive is not authorized for this position. This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more
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.