The Spinal Cord Injury/Rehabilitation unit is a challenging specialty bed unit. Patients on this unit may require Central/peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC IV) lines, and bowel/bladder and wound care. Nursing experience encompasses quadriplegia, paraplegia, surgery, new injury rehabilitation, etc., to meet the needs of our complex patients. As a Staff Nurse you will provide emergent/urgent care to acute and chronically ill Veterans. The professional RN has experience in acute, ambulatory care or rehabilitation nursing. The spinal cord injury patient population is likely to present with chronic medical conditions specially related to bowel, bladder, skin, mobility, and chronic pain issues; and functional decline.
The Spinal Cord Injury/Disease, SCI/D, Nurse collaborates with the patient/family and the interdisciplinary home care team with the goal to reduce admissions, inpatient days, decrease length of stay, and reduce number of urgent care visits
The SCI/D Nurse assesses, plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates the holistic care of patients enrolled in the SCI/D Registry. The SCI/D C Nurse will coordinate the complex physical and psychosocial needs of these patients. The SCI/D Nurse uses advanced clinical, interpersonal, and communication skills to assist patients/families to use services appropriately, to enhance the continuity of care and to achieve desired patient outcomes. The registered nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process.
We are seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an onboarding process
Must pass pre-employment physical examination
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About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Nursing
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.