This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Recruitment incentive of up to $5,000 for a 1 year commitment may be authorized. Position located in the Rehabilitation and Extended Care Service Line in the Community Living Center. The Community Living Center is a 38 bed unit that specializes in caring for veterans in need of transitional care for veterans in need of wound care, placement, radiation, chemotherapy, rehabilitation, antibiotic therapy, and hospice care. The Registered Nurse will report to the designated Nurse Manager in the Rehabilitation and Extended Care Integrated Clinical Community. Registered Nurse must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. This broad based knowledge enables the Registered Nurse to: Effectively implement health promotion and prevention interventions. Manage acute and chronic illness states. Assist veterans in the attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation. Provide supportive measures for the dying patient and significant others. Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers. Maintain confidentiality of patient/employee information electronically, verbally, and written. Work and function within a safe manner including infection control and operation of equipment. Integrate and apply pertinent aspects of the Medical Center performance improvement programs into his/her professional practice Utilize nursing research and literature in daily practice. Work Schedule: 12 hr night shifts (1930-0800), rotating weekends and holidays Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: $5,000 recruitment incentive may be authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.