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 This position is located on the mental health and substance abuse recovery unit (sub-acute psychiatry). The purpose of the work is to provide basic nursing care and documentation which fosters the accomplishment of interdisciplinary goals identified on the interdisciplinary plan of care. Veteran care performed is of such a quality that it contributes to the total plan of care for the Veteran and aids in the completion of further ward routines. The scope of the Nursing Service involves an understanding of the Veteran treatment plan and history, as well as standards established by the nursing care team. Applies knowledge of human behavior, motivations and reactions to situations in the provision of nursing care for an aging population. Incumbent will plan and prioritize daily work with minimal supervision. Incumbent must be capable of exercising sound judgment in assigning a priority order for additional requests. The incumbent performs a variety of support duties that facilitates the work of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nursing assistants and other members of the medical facility who provide Veteran care. The incumbent has the ability to work independently including setting priorities and coordinating work. Incumbent must be capable of exercising sound judgment in assigning a priority order to those requests which best serves the interest of the Veteran and the unit. The incumbent must be flexible enough to adjust work plans to include the demands received in the form of an administrative problem to which they usually independently applies a solution. Processes Veterans for admissions, transfer, or discharge following established written nursing program guidelines. Work consists of personal nursing care duties, treatments, diagnostic support, recording, Veteran teaching and rehabilitation. Recurring duties are carried out independently and employee is able to vary basic procedures to meet the individual needs and capabilities of the Veteran. Work consists of several related processes such as compiling, recording, reviewing, selecting and interpreting medical data and information incidental to a variety of Veteran care and treatment activities. Work Schedule: Evenings 3:30pm - 12:00am Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Licensed Practical Nurse/PDF01830, PDF1829, PDF1828, and PDF1827 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Sean.Moser@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized 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.