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 *Transcripts (official / unofficial) MUST be submitted by each applicant to meet basic qualifications of this position. The RN Covid Screener will assist in secondary screening and evaluation of patients identified at the primary screening area needing further evaluation. Will document in CPRS (electronic medical record) any additional evaluation performed at secondary screening to include a temperature and O2 saturation, and any other vital signs required/performed. Will swab symptomatic and asymptomatic patients presenting to the external COVID operations area and assist with patient disposition. Will provide patients with discharge instructions and any prescribed medications deemed necessary by ordering provider. Will communicate with primary screeners, COVID-19 ED staff, admissions and any other medical services concerning incoming patients, their disposition needs and requirements. Will utilize clinical lead and other clinicians as back up in decision-making concerning the evaluation and disposition of patients. Will oversee and direct the associated nursing assistants (NAs) and MSAs assigned to the external COVID operations in absence of the provider. Will monitor all testing supplies including PPE and equipment and report any issues to the clinical lead. Will monitor scheduling of patients directed for both asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 testing. Will transport STAT specimens to the lab in absence of LNA/MSA. Occasional phlebotomy may be required on a person under investigation (PUI) that is not allowed in the facility. Will help train any new staff assigned to the external COVID- 19 operations area and ensure all requirements are met before new personnel begin testing. Performs other related duties as assigned by clinical lead or provider on duty. May be responsible for triaging calls from Veterans and carry a pager. Will cross-cover to Medical-Surgical Specialty Clinics as necessary. The covid screener position is a permanent position and will transition to a fulltime, Outpatient Specialty Clinic position when screening is no longer required. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday days Compressed/Flexible: Not Authorized Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position Relocation & Travel Incentives: Not Authorized Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
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.