Community Living Center (CLC) Charge Nurse will have an expanded role with increased responsibilities to function as a liaison to CLC Nurse Manager, providers, CLC staff, interdisciplinary team, the Veteran and their family, and other members of the VA team. Community Living Center (CLC) Charge Nurse responsibilities include but not limited to: Ensure all staff assigned appropriately on a daily basis and overage of floor for staff breaks. Introduces self to all new admissions on the unit and communicate with Veterans and staff as needed. Be available for Veteran and staff concerns and follow up in a timely manner and report management concerns to nurse manager for follow up. Offer input into employee evaluations. Assigns orientee to a consistent staff member during orientation and serve as resource to established staff. Participate in monthly narcotic count. Actively participate in fall rounds and monitor falls as they happen making sure proper protocol is followed with correct forms being completed. Actively participate in skin care rounds on the floor, along with Wound Care nurses, and ensure that appropriate staff are involved. Champion skin care protocol to prevent and treat wounds. Encourage and remind staff to complete appropriate forms and documentation. Lead weekly interdisciplinary team meetings. Lead daily interdisciplinary morning huddles. Coordinate discharge planning for Veterans on the unit. Complete "Transfer Communication Note" upon discharge and communicate with a member of their primary care team. Additional duties as deemed necessary by nurse manager or assistant nurse manager. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 06:30 - 1500 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Internal Number: 600172200
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.