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VA Medical Center

Wilmington, DE
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  • Medical/Surgical
  • Engineering
  • CNO/Nurse Executive
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Nurse Manager
  • Telemetry
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  • Wound Care
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Job Detail - VA Careers

Wilmington, DE

Wilmington VA Medical Center is seeking innovative Registered Nurses to become part of our Healthcare Team. This is an open and continuous posting in which you will identify the areas in which you are interested in working. Areas include inpatient and outpatient areas to provide care to our Nation's Veterans.


The Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. She/he 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, 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 RN works at all times within the parameters of her/his license and reports to the Nurse Manager; the Associate Chief Nurse; and the Chief Nurse Executive/Associate Director for Patient Care Services.


This announcement covers multiple areas within the Wilmington VAMC. Eligible applicants will be referred based on answers to the Occupational Questionnaire (Area of Specialty)

The specific areas of specialty include:

--Ambulatory Surgery

--Community Health
--Community Living Center - Hospice/Wound Care
--Emergency Department

--Medical Surgery/Telemetry
--Operating Room
--Pain Management
--Primary Care/Ambulatory
--Home Based Primary Care
--Specialty Clinics (Audiology, Chemo, Dermatology, etc)


Work Schedule: Work schedules will vary based upon the current vacancy and the needs of the Service, to include weekends, nights & holidays.

Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse I, II, III

Bargaining Unit:  AFGE 1276

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.