The RN, Transition to Practice (TTP) job opportunity is an educational program designed for new graduate nurses who will earn a RN degree and gain licensure prior to the start date of employment. Qualifying for this position is in compliance with the Registered Nurse Qualifications Standard. **The Transition to Practice residency is a 12-month program, targeted at placing the selectee in a permanent hard to fill position at the conclusion of the residency.** This is an Open Continuous Announcement. Applications will be reviewed weekly or at the request of management. This announcement will remain open until filled or until closed at the request of management. **The Transition to Practice residency is a 12-month program, targeted at placing the selectee in a permanent hard to fill position at the conclusion of the residency.*** The West Texas Veterans Healthcare System Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Program is an educational program designed for the graduate registered nurse who has completed an entry level nursing degree at the Associate, Diploma, Baccalaureate, or Master's level. Post graduate registered nurses in their first licensed RN role, or RNs with less than one year of professional experience are eligible to apply. Qualifying for this position is in compliance with the Registered Nurse Qualifications Standard. The nurse residency program was developed to support post graduate registered nurses during the first year of practice in an outpatient, behavioral health, long-term care, and limited operating room areas within the facility. The post graduate registered nurse will participate in an orientation program under the guidance of a qualified preceptor. The length of clinical orientation will vary according to the needs and progress of the nurse. Clinical areas are assigned based on organizational needs. Didactic sessions are scheduled during the year to facilitate transition and achieve competency in key knowledge, skills and responsibilities of a registered nurse. Transition to Practice Registered Nurses are guided in their professional development through precepting and mentoring in the clinical setting. The program design and content are guided by: VHA Directive 1077, VHA Registered Nurses (RN) Transition-To-Practice Program, April 26, 2019. Duties include the following: Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Duties also include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborates with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; provides a full range of nursing care to patients with and variety of physical and/or behavior problems. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0800-1630 Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.