VHA Nursing brochure https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Careers/Nursing/ Since 1946 Richmond VAMC has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. Services are available to more than 200,000 Veterans coming from 52 cities and counties covering 22,515 miles of central and southern Virginia. Leadership page linked. Community-Based Outpatient Clinics: We offer services in our Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Emporia CBOCs. VA Nursing Practice provides Veteran healthcare across a continuum of services for acute and chronic conditions in hospital, ambulatory, and skilled nursing settings. To improve Veteran access to care, nurses help create new models of care like the Primary Care Patient Aligned Care Teams (VA's Patient Centered Medical Home), introduce new nursing roles like the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), and advance existing roles, like the use of RN Care Managers to coordinate care. VA Nurses share lessons learned, tools, and evidence-based practices across the system. They engage in emergency management and disaster preparedness both in VA and beyond. And VA Nurses are integrally involved in the greater federal, national, and international communities of nursing: advocating for informed nursing practice so we can constantly improve nursing care for our nation's heroes with our nursing colleagues. Key Responsibilities and Deliverables - Co-ordinates and directs the daily patient care operations of the Critical Care Unit. - Analyses workloads and skill requirements to meet patient care needs. - Assesses staff competencies and makes patient care assignments. - Delegates appropriate tasks to appropriate personnel, consistent with legal and professional guidelines and departmental standards. - Maintains clear communications with the Clinical Nurse Manager regarding unit needs and/or incidents. - Serves as a resource person on the unit. - Assists with patient care as needed. - Identifies appropriate internal controls for department; provides mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance. - Performs related duties as required. The post holder will partake in the Total Quality Management processes thereby contributing to: - The identification of quality/policy/guideline issues. - The evaluation of current practices to best practice. - The setting of standards utilizing structure, process and outcome. - All hospital, regional and national audit processes. Work Schedule: Full-Time Evening/Nights; to be discussed during interview Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized Telework schedules: Not authorized Virtual work schedules: Not authorized FLSA: Nonexempt BU Status: BU Recruitment Incentives: NOT authorized Relocation Expenses: NOT authorized Financial Disclosure Report: NOT required Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses: will not be paid PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Receive 13 to 26 days paid time off per year, including 10 paid federal holidays; 13 sick days annual with no limitation on accumulation. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). For More Information on Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits Functional Statement RN I, II, III FS# 000000 VHA Nursing brochure https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Careers/Nursing/
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.