The CLC Post-Acute Rehabilitation, Polytrauma and Long Term Care Nurse considers all characteristics of the individual, including gender and role identification, age, life stage, state of health, race, culture, socio-economic status, values and beliefs in order to assist each patient with the improvement of his/her health status to the maximum potential. Utilizing Benner's Model of Novice to Expert, the CLC Post-Acute Rehabilitation, Polytrauma and Long Term Care Nurse Registered Nurse (RN) is an EXPERT. "The expert performer no longer relies on an analytic principle (role, guideline, maxim) to connect her or his understanding of the situation to an appropriate action. The expert nurse, with an enormous background of expertise, now has an intuitive grasp of each situation and zeroes in the accurate region of the problem without wasteful consideration of a large range of unfruitful, alternative diagnosis and solutions. The expert operates from a deep understanding of the total situation" (Benner). The CLC Post-Acute Rehabilitation, Polytrauma and Long Term Care Nurse demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients. He/she is responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level. Program or service level outcomes must be broad and complex and can be demonstrated at any organizational level within the facility, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), or Veterans Administration Central Office (VACO). Program is defined as a sustainable coordinated group of activities impacting patients and/or employees. He/she demonstrates (a) Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning; (b) Using advanced clinical knowledge judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes, (c) Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities, (d) Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of practices and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise, (e) Guiding, developing, and supporting staff from a leadership perspective, and (f) Using professional standards of care scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities. The primary purpose of the CLC Post-Acute Rehabilitation, Polytrauma and Long Term Care Nurse RN position is to demonstrate leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaboration strategies with others to provide comprehensive nursing care to patients assigned to the assigned unit where conditions are usually of a non-critical nature The CLC Post-Acute Rehabilitation, Polytrauma and Long Term Care RN demonstrates clinical competence in performing initial history and assessment, care planning to include but not limited to discharge planning, pain management, nutrition, Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA), and Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) documentation. Other major duties include but are not limited to: patient teaching and care, tube feeding, Electrocardiogram, intravenous access and pump management, verification of informed consent, use of ceiling lifts, care of the patients with tracheostomies, glucometer management, wound care and management and pulse oximetry. He/she demonstrates clinical competence and leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others such as patients, their family members/significant others and members of the interdisciplinary team. He/she is self-directed in goal setting, and in the management of complex patient situations utilizing the nurse process. He/she demonstrates the ability to identify an issue, analyze it, develop and implement interventions. The CLC Post-Acute Rehabilitation, Polytrauma and Long Term Care RN completes initial assessments and reassessments of patient condition and response to treatment. He/she initiates follow-up as recommended while administering the prescribed therapies using appropriate judgment; evaluation of therapies is pertinent and timely. The CLC Post-Acute Rehabilitation, Polytrauma and Long Term Care RN provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the adult or elderly patient and family's diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights. Work Schedule: Days or Evenings (To be discussed during interview). Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599610200
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.