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. The Emergency Department RN works with all services within the medical center and beyond the walls of the facility including all VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), patients from any VA facility within the nation, and with local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Preparedness operations via the Metro Compact within the community and greater Minnesota. The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day/365 days a year. Major Duties include but are not limited to: · The nurse is responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse's obligation to provide optimal care (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses). · Leads and organizes delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning. · Uses sound clinical judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating nursing care, based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice. · Guides staff in the application of critical thinking and process improvement to improve patient care. · Anticipates and recognizes medical/surgical/psychiatric emergencies and initiates or leads others to implement appropriate and timely actions. · Uses advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes. · Functions as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities. · Systematically evaluates current practice and formulates outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within area of expertise. · Guides, develops, and supports staff from a leadership perspective. · Uses professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs/service activities. · Demonstrates grade-appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills. · Position-specific Competency Checklist is completed annually and is rated competent in all measured areas. Work Schedule: Day/Evening/Night (Multiple Tours available). Full time and Part Time available 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.