This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of critical hiring shortages in the VA and is open for an extended period for the receipt of a wider applicant pool. Applicants whom meet basic qualifications, grade requirements and submit a complete application will be sent to hiring manager every 15 days until selections are made. NOTE: This is a TEMPORARY - INTERMITTENT appointment. An intermittent employee may not be scheduled for employment which will exceed 1820 hours or seven-eighths of full-time employment during a service year. Intermittent RN's are needed for the following areas which includes: Medical Surgery/Telemetry, Community Living Center, Outpatient Clinic, Mental Health, Critical Care, Emergency Department at the Miami VAMC to include: Using the nursing process to guide patient assessment and care, documentation and medication administration. The RN delivers the highest quality patient care to a wide variety of patients in accordance with policies, procedures, and professional standards of care. The Intermittent RN collaborates with an interdisciplinary team to continuously improve quality, productivity and efficiency. The RN provides continuous observation and assessment patients using physical examination, physiologic monitoring, verbal and written communication from patients, family and other healthcare team members. 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; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community. The Registered Nurse demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. S/he demonstrates proficiency in decision-making and using the nursing process for complex situations that affects performance outcomes at the point of care. The RN utilizes nursing skills and knowledge in an independent manner in areas of patient assessment and planning. The RN collaborates with the interdisciplinary health care team, community agencies/facilities, and patient/families/significant others to ensure continuity of care across all levels of care as well as ensuring timely placement of VA patients into the appropriate level of care. Practice is enhanced through development of collegial relationships. S/he demonstrates collaboration by using the group process to solve problems. The focus is on leadership in strategically planning long-term goals for the microsystem (unit, team, or workgroup) that impacts operations or resources. There are vacancies for Registered Nurses in a variety of specialty areas to include: Medical Surgery/Telemetry (Medical Surgery, Telemetry, Rehab, Surgery) Community Living Center (CLC-1 Long term Care, CLC-2 long term , CLC-3 Hospice) Outpatient Clinic (Miami Clinic, Broward Clinic) Mental Health (Acute Mental Health) Critical Care (MICU, PCU, SICU) Emergency Department (Emergency Room) Duties include, but not limited to: Applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve care. Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care. Supports and enhances patient self-determination. Serves as a resource for patients and staff in addressing ethical issues. Identifies and assesses resource utilization and safety issues, taking appropriate action. Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice. Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance. Evaluates practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statutes, and regulations. Takes action to improve performance. Uses group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems. Educates colleagues and/or students and serves as a preceptor or mentor. Initiates/participates in quality improvement activities that result in approved outcomes. Uses body of research to validate and/or change work group practice. Work Schedule: Evenings, Nights and mid-shift needed. A least a minimum of eight (8) tour of duty per month, this include at least on (1) schedule weekend per month and one (1) Holiday per year Virtual: This is not a virtual position. 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.