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Registered Nurse (4 Main, 5 Main, 6B, Safe Harbor)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Birmingham, AL
Date:
09/12/2017
2017-09-122017-10-11
Job Code:
4988de
Categories:
  • Engineering
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Nurse Manager
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Telemetry
  • IV Therapy
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Registered Nurse (4 Main, 5 Main, 6B, Safe Harbor)
Birmingham, AL
Duties:

The Inpatient Registered Nurse (RN) positions are located in Patient Care Service at the Birmingham VA Medical Center.  The incumbent is under the supervision of a Nurse Manager or other immediate supervisor of assigned unit.  RNs selected for and assigned to 4 Main, 5 Main, 6B and Safe Harbor will manage patients on Telemetry.  RN(s) selected for and assigned to 5 Main (Medical/Oncology) will obtain chemotherapy certification.  RN(s) selected for and assigned to Safe Harbor will manage patients receiving palliative care and end of life care.  Selections will be determined by Supervisor / Manager and will be based upon the needs of Patient Care Service.  The RN positions potentially require flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • 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 patient care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction.
  • Administers medications and treatment procedures per established policies and guidelines.
  • Considers all characteristics of the individual, including sex and sex role identification, age and life stage, state of health, race and culture, socio-economic status, values and previous experience with similar events, in order to assist each patient to identify and meet basic health needs and improve his/her  health status to the individual's maximum.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of VA policies, procedures and clinical protocols.
  • Influences outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team.  Core elements of performance includes knowledge and active participation in unit / program level quality improvement processes, initiatives, and customer service.
  • Takes initiative in developing and evaluating unit level and/or disease specific to standards of care, policies, procedures and nursing programs that guide nursing practice and/or measure performance.
  • Completes all required education in prescribed timelines, including Talent Management, recertification and continuing education.
  • Responsible for ensuring his/her actions contribute to a mode of continued accreditation readiness regarding Joint Commission (TJC), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), VA surveyors, Laboratory College of American Pathologists (CAP), and other survey teams. 
  • Consistently protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Action of 1974 and other applicable laws, federal regulations, statues and policy, and VHA policy.

ENHANCED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Demonstrated ability to be dependable, self-directed and flexible

Work Schedule:  Day, Evening and Night Tours available.  Selectee's specific tour will be determined by Supervisor/Manager upon hire, and will be based on the needs of the unit.  May be required to work weekends, holidays, and during the week, but must be able to change schedule to accommodate the needs of the service. 

Functional Statement/#:  Registered Nurse, 000000 

If you are not a permanent current VA employee, you should apply under Vacancy ID Number OB-17-JSt-1815988-BU from 10/21/2016 to 09/29/2017.

 

Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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