The incumbent practices as a RN in the Hemodialysis Unit; Hemodialysis is unique, it serves inpatient/outpatient veterans who are experiencing End State Renal Disease (ESRD). The Dialysis Unit is both Hemodialysis and Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD). The staff nurse is responsible as a team leader or nursing team member for a group of assigned patients on his/her shift. The RN delivers theoretically and scientifically based nursing care to an assigned group of veterans. - Demonstrates leadership in collaborating with others to deliver nursing care according to the principles of the Veteran Centered Care Model. - Observes and interprets patterns of Veteran behavior and/or problems in operational systems or processes. Discriminates complex Veteran/family symptoms and needs and/or systems issues during assessment. Identifies intricate Veteran/systems problems and accurately focuses on these problem areas. - Provides population-based care for young adult through elderly Veterans. Assesses population-based care requirements. - Determines desired outcomes consistent with Veteran care (and/or systems/operational) issues and institutes a plan of care/action to achieve outcomes. - Anticipates emergencies, coordinates prevention and evaluates responses through critical analysis of Veteran situations. Maintains current BLS certification and initiates and performs when necessary. Demonstrates knowledge and/or required safety skills in area of assignment and, when appropriate, in the following: emergency preparedness plan, hazardous materials, fire plan, equipment failure emergency plans, and utility outage response procedures for their area. - Acts as a consultant in the application of the critical thinking process in documentation and reporting. - Maintains all practice-specific and specialized competencies for the Hemodialysis Unit. - Supervises assigned care based on scope of practice, abilities and position description of LPNs and NAs with consideration to Veteran needs and acuity. Analyzes the impact of staff assignments on unit efficiency and adjusts assignments, as appropriate, to improve efficiency. - Evaluates impact of problem-solving strategies on unit productivity. - Complies with the instructions provided by the manufacturer and the Dayton VAMC Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for cleaning and preparing Reusable Medical Equipment for reprocessing. - Serves as a team leader or charge nurse. - Makes assignments appropriate to unit staffing, Veteran acuity, and census. Work Schedule: Monday thru Saturday, 6:00 am to 6:30 pm, every other weekend, on-call required Compressed/Flexible: Not available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Discloser 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.