The Community Living Center/Palliative Care Unit of the Nursing and Patient Care Services in VA San Diego Healthcare System is primarily located in VA Medical Center, La Jolla, CA. The RN provides patient and family centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering according to the Scope and Standards of Practice Palliative Nursing. The duties of the Community Living Center (CLC)/Palliative Care Registered Nurse are, but not limited to the following: 1.Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the patient's health and/or the situation. 2.Analyzes the assessment data to determine the patient's diagnoses or issues. 3.Identifies in partnership with the interdisciplinary health care team, expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the patient or situation. 4.Develops a plan that defines strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes. Also act as an advocate at the CLC/Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Care Team meetings, ensuring the continuum of care is addressed and readdressed based on the patient's needs. 5.Implements the identified plan. 6.Evaluates progress towards attainment of outcomes. 7.Primarily responsible for physical care, including the patient's physical condition and comfort, yet must also possess some level of expertise in psychosocial and spiritual aspects of care, to address the patient and family form a holistic perspective. 8.Performs an end-stage physical assessment, disease progression and pain and symptom management. 9.Educates the patient and family regarding physical care, which includes such things as medication administration, equipment uses, skin care, nutrition, catheter care and transfers. 10.Documents using the CARIBOU software system. Work Schedule: Monday - Sunday, 1930-0800 & 0730-2000. Overtime, Weekends, and Holidays may be required to meet patient care needs. Specific working hours will be discussed during the interview. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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