A recruitment/relocation incentive is NOT authorized for this position. Practice as a registered professional nurse means the full scope of nursing, with or without compensation, that incorporates caring for all patients in all settings, through nursing standards recognized by the Division, and includes all of the following and other activities requiring a like skill level for which the registered professional nurse is properly trained. You will also administer a full range of immunizations and provide medical information to those traveling overseas. Utilizing your experience and education, you will respond to medical emergencies, provide emergency medical assessments and interventions independently, plus inspect and maintain emergency supplies and equipment. You will also be involved in implementing health education programs to comply with federal regulations and to meet organizational needs. This entails conducting and supporting OSHA mandated programs, administering spirometric testing, hearing exams, etc., in addition to providing individual counseling to employees on disease prevention and health promotion. Occupational Health Nurses support clinical requirements as mission needs mandate and are expected to maintain required certifications along with knowledge, skills and expertise through professional development activities. As part of our team you will receive excellent benefits and a variety of medical and non-medical training will be provided. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: The comprehensive nursing assessment of the health status of patients that addresses changes to patient conditions. The development of a plan of nursing care to be integrated within the patient-centered health care plan that establishes nursing diagnoses and setting goals to meet identified health care needs, determining nursing interventions, and implementation of nursing care through the execution of nursing strategies and regimens ordered or prescribed by authorized healthcare professionals. The administration of medication or delegation of medication administration to licensed practical nurses or medication aides in a qualified facility (see Section 80-20 of the Act). Delegation of nursing interventions to implement the plan of care. The provision for the maintenance of safe and effective nursing care rendered directly or through delegation. Advocating for patients. The evaluation of responses to interventions and the effectiveness of the plan of care. Communicating and collaborating with other health care professionals. The procurement and application of new knowledge and technologies. The provision of health education and counseling. Participating in development of policies, procedures and systems to support patient safety. Assist with PACT Team duties as needed. Work Schedule: Full time Mon. - Fri. 7:45am - 4:15pm 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.