The Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) RN provides care for a population of Veterans, ranging from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult,. The Bath VA Medical Center has in-patient medical settings, outpatient settings, Community Living Centers and a Domiciliary. The Bath VAMC and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) provide primary care, specialty care, mental health care, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, routine lab work, immunizations, and wellness and disease management programs. Duties Include However Are Not Limited To The Following: Provides a full range of nursing care to patients with complex care needs utilizing the nursing process based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice. Demonstrates consistent clinical competence in providing nursing care. Uses equipment correctly and accurately interprets data. Recognizes subtle changes in patient's condition and responds timely, choosing the correct interventions. Demonstrates evidence of critical thinking skills in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems on the unit. Initiates and implements an interdisciplinary plan of care based on assessments. Performs ongoing assessment of patient condition and response to treatment. Provides leadership in establishing goals, evaluating the plan of care, and in discharge planning. Initiates referrals to other disciplines and/or services as appropriate. Assesses the patient's learning needs, learning preference, and readiness to learn. Modifies teaching approach based on knowledge of human behavior, motivations, and reactions to situations. Accurately documents in the medical record patient findings, assessments, and care provided. Documentation is technically informative, complete, accurate, consistent, concise, and timely. Evaluates and documents patient response to interventions and progress towards attainment of goals and expected outcomes. Revises interdisciplinary plan of care based upon on-going patient assessment and evaluation. Uses the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and the Bar Coded Medication Administration (BCMA) software per policy. Effectively functions as the charge nurse, team leader, or in other leadership role that guides and directs others who provide patient care. 3.1. Delegates assignments and directs activities of other unit staff, (RNs, LPNs, students, PSAs,other team members).3.2. Delegates patient care responsibilities based upon competencies of staff and patient needs . Organizes and completes own assignments in a safe and timely manner, assisting team members as necessary. Provides direction to staff for unit activities in meeting patient care needs. Ensures that delegated tasks as assigned are completed by other staff. Ensures the physician and/or the nurse manager/ immediate supervisor/coordinator are immediately notified of untoward events involving patients and staff, either by assigned RN or by self. Uses a team approach to identify, analyze, and resolve patient care problems that result in improved patient outcomes. Demonstrates grade-appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills. The nurse can recognize the patient has a problem. The nurse can manage the problem safely and effectively, recognizing his/her scope of practice. The nurse has a relative sense of urgency. The nurse takes the right action for the right reason (del Bueno). The nurse responds and intervenes appropriately to emergency situations. Adheres to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice. Practices within "Scope of Practice" based upon state licensure. This position requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 facility. Some positions require rotation of tours or indefinite work on non-administrative tours as established by immediate supervisor. The incumbent must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. Willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments. Makes caring for the Veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards. Maintains all licensure requirements and education/training as determined by the facility including BLS/ ACLS as required. Work Schedule: 12 Hour Day Shifts with one 8 hour shift per week. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599999900
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.