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 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. This nurse provides coverage in both Specialty Clinic and Urgent Care. This registered nurse manages care for unscheduled Veterans presenting to the Urgent Care Department including accurate triage using the researched based Emergency Severity Index (ESI), efficient management and treatments of Veteran's presenting for treatment and rapid facilitation who have acute and chronic conditions including hypertension, diabetes, respiratory disease, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer or substance abuse. This registered nurse provides care for patients assigned to Specialty Care Licensed Independent Practitioners (LIP's). This includes initial assessment and discharge. It also includes providing consult management according to service agreements. The nurse identifies barriers to care, exploring motivational and adherence issues, evaluating support systems, examining patterns of over or under utilization of services, and communicates ongoing patient status to LIP's. The nurse may utilize tele-presentation equipment to facilitate remote visits for Veterans with distant providers. The nurse reports to the Specialty and Urgent Care Nurse Manager. Work Schedule: DAYS 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM or 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM, MIDS 11:30 AM to Midnight, 3:30 PM to Midnight, and 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM, NIGHTS 7:30 PM to 8:00 AM and 11:30 PM to 8:00 AM (Monday through Friday, rotating weekend and holidays) Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Medicine and Surgery Service Registered Nurse Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
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.