Home Sweet Home Neighborhood is staffed 24 hours a day to provide medical care for long term care Veterans. The nursing staff includes RNs, licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants. The population served includes Veterans with a variety of medical and psychiatric diagnoses. Veterans range in age from adult to frail elderly. This nursing neighborhood has a staff that provides care for clinically complex Veterans. The length of stay is considered long term or indefinite. The Community Living Center RN is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct Veteran care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. The CLC RN assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on Veteran transition through the continuum of care, Veteran and family education, and Veteran self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. The CLC RN considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. The CLC RN administers medications including intravenous therapy (IV insertion and IV infusions), carries out other procedures per established policies and guidelines. On a daily basis all RNs in this position are expected to perform the usual and customary duties of a front-line nurse. The nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation is applied on an ongoing, systematic manner to all Veterans. RNs are actively involved in providing, developing and facilitating Veteran education. The CLC RN participates in discharge rounding and provides clinically relevant information to the clinical team. The neighborhood and nursing staff also support other areas within the medical center as needed and accompany Veterans upon transfer to other facilities if necessary. Work Schedule: There are several shifts available. 12 hour nights 1930-0800, Evenings 1530-2400, and Nights 2400-0800. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. 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.