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 Announcement closing date is extended due to additional vacancies. Applicants who previously applied need not re-apply. The Registered Nurse will work in the CLC-Hero's Haven/Hospice unit. You will function as a team leader in providing for the nursing care of resident Veterans. You will use the nursing process to assess the needs of residents and then provide direction to the LPNs, NAs and other staff as appropriate to ensure care is provided. Some common duties of the position include, but are not limited to: providing clinical oversight of nursing care provided on the unit and is knowledgeable of regulations, VHA guidelines, unit specific policies and TJC guidelines; function as Charge nurse, assigning staff to care for residents, ensuring adequate staffing in terms of breaks and appointments; providing medication administration using the Bar-code Medication Administration module (BCMA); providing case management for resident Veterans to ensure that all care needs are met and that the care provided is coordinated with the multidisciplinary team; documenting care provided in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) in a professional manner that is consistent with policies set forth by the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System; collaborating with multidisciplinary team to provide interventions tailored to each resident's needs to improve engagement, optimize function and decrease distress. Work Schedule:Full-time Rotating Shift; 0730-1600, 0730-2000, 1130-2000, 1130-0000, 1530-0000, 1930-0800, 2300-0800 Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Available EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN17EDRP2@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Available 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.