The RN will perform a wide range of clinical and/or administrative duties and will utilize nursing skills when assessing and triaging unscheduled patients as walk-ins, over the phone or via secure messaging. The primary base location for this position will be located at the Frank Tejeda Outpatient Clinic, San Antonio, TX. The RN will perform a wide range of clinical and/or administrative duties and will utilize nursing skills when assessing and triaging unscheduled patients as walk-ins, over the phone or via secure messaging. The duties include but are not limited to the following duties: Assures current, comprehensive, and timely documentation is contained in the patient's medical record and any other pertinent records. Uses the nursing process, evidence-based practice, and effective communication to collaborate with healthcare providers, family and/or caregiver as well as internal VHA and community-based services. Works collaboratively within an intra-disciplinary team to assist in the care of complex populations. Performs a variety of tasks to include but not limited to: Vital signs, EKGs, immunizations, injections, blood cultures, setting up and assisting with procedures, wound care and other tasks as required. Promotes patient self-management, prevention, and wellness; while incorporating critical thinking and customer service skills into all aspects of the role. Oversees the duties and performance of the LVNs. May function as charge nurse and preceptor; prepares schedule, makes/adjusts staffing assignments, etc. They will foster/support a learning environment by participation in the orientation of new employees, providing feedback as appropriate and seeking opportunities for self-improvement. Must be able to participate in all patient aligned care team activities, huddles, and training. Work Schedule: Full Time, Permanent, Monday - Friday, 0800 Am to 0430 Pm. Monday- Friday generally but may include Saturday clinics on occasion. 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.