The registered nurse is responsible for managing complex patient situations, acts as a patient advocate, and provides supportive assistance to all members of the healthcare team. The incumbent is a Registered Nurse who is responsible for the clinical, administrative, research and educational aspects of the assignment. The nurse is responsible for patient advocacy and collaborates with nursing staff and other interdisciplinary team members responsible for patient care as assigned and may act as the designated Charge Nurse on the unit. The nurse provides direct patient care, promotion and maintenance of health, and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments. This area serves critically ill adult and elderly Veterans requiring both short-stay and long-stay rehabilitative/restorative services. Patients often present with multiple chronic medical conditions and includes psychiatric components including age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia, and chronic diseases such as depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia and substance abuse. Work Schedule: Nights - 11:30pm - 8:00am with every other weekends 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.