The registered nurse provides care to veterans at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Health Care System. OKCVAHCS is a Level 1b major interdisciplinary teaching facility with service-lines serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients, with a Level III Emergency Department, and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, an inpatient behavioral health unit and plans to open an acute gero-psych unit. Provide organized and efficient patient care. Look beyond their individual assignment to address concerns and issues occurring on the unit and within the service. Manage multiple competing priorities successfully. Demonstrate accurate and timely documentation of patient care according to the Standards for the Emergency Department. Use advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision making and evaluating outcomes. Ability to demonstrate active leadership and participation in customer service improvement processes and initiatives in the Emergency Department. Maintain current (not expired) licensure, certifications (BLS/ACLS), competencies, and mandatory trainings Obtain Nurse Manager approval and assistance to schedule at least two educational presentation to Emergency Department staff regarding relevant Emergency Department or Emergency Management topics per year. Consistently demonstrate effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers, team members, and supervisors. Notify the nurse manager of any safety incidents, employee injuries, or concerns of team members not providing care according to the appropriate Standards of Care. Attend monthly staff meetings and unit specific education. Assist with all non-supervisory operations on the unit in the absence of Charge Nurse or Nursing Leadership and involve the Acting Supervisor for supervisory issues. Serve as a mentor to new ED RNs. Provides feedback of new employee's progress to nurse manager. Maintain a professional and respectful attitude towards patients, families, and co-workers. When functioning as Team Lead, ability to adjust staffing according to the needs of the Emergency Department, this includes floating staff to assist other units and cancelling scheduled overtime when not needed and addressing future staffing needs related to call-ins for sick leave or emergency annual leave. Assign staff (when functioning as the Team Lead) and assist to clean/check for outdates/ensure unit is in compliance with all national directives and accrediting agency guidelines, follow-up on any areas of concern Assume leadership role and actively participates in patient discharge education. Evaluate current standards of care and identifies areas of practice that are not evidence-based. Lead change based on findings through current policies and procedures. Unit representative at interdisciplinary meeting as assigned by nurse manager. Understand unique needs of the Emergency Department and the patient population. Propose needed change to nurse manager and is self-directed change agent among peers. Complete two Nurse Manager approved educational presentations to ED staff per year. Work Schedule: Dependent upon unit most rotating to include nights, weekends, and holidays. Some units require on call. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 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.