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 The responsibility of the Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse is to provide, direct, and supervise the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran population of varying complexity in the Acute Medical-Surgical-Critical Care settings. Diagnose and treat a patient's unique responses to diagnosed health problems; perform health assessments to identify new symptoms of possibly undiagnosed conditions or complications; teach and counsel patients about maintenance of health and prevention of illness or complications; execute medical regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and podiatrists, and contribute as members of an interdisciplinary health care team and as consultants on health related committees to plan and implement the health care needs of consumers. Assist, through in-depth assessment, a patient's ability to adapt to new situations and circumstances created by changes in health status, Teach and counsel on health procedures, emotional adjustment and adaptation of the patient and their families. Identify, through case-finding and critical analysis, a patient's, families, or community's deviation from health and wellbeing and advocate for, initiate and recommend appropriate actions including the establishment of safe environments. Manage and deliver restorative or palliative care to the ill, disabled and dying, Participate in research, shaping health policy and inpatient and health systems management, and embrace fundamental values and obligations beyond that of a private citizen including ethical obligations and a recognition of patients' rights to confidentiality. JJP VAMC is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility with service-lines serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients, with a Level Il Emergency Department and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical comorbidities. Work Schedule: 7:00 pm to 7:30 am Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN2EDRPCoordinators@va.gov., the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.