The incumbent is able to handle complex patients and patient situations. The incumbent is self-directed and is involved in the workings of the unit/work group/team. The incumbent at this grade/level provides safe, quality care to patients and has the ability and skills necessary to assume charge duties. This incumbent is responsible for guiding, directing and appraising the performance of support staff. The incumbent uses the nursing process to guide patient care for self and others. The incumbent communicates well with the members of the interdisciplinary team and collaborates with the team for patient care. The incumbent provides education to patients, families and significant others; administers medications and treatments; participates in the quality improvement process; and is attuned to the needs of adult and geriatric patients. The incumbent is responsible for practicing in accordance with and adhering to regulations such as the Nurse Practice Act, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) policies and procedures, and non-VHA accrediting bodies. The incumbent is familiar with and follows practice guidelines and recommendations of Adult, Geriatric, Hospice and Palliative care. The incumbent is expected to provide resident care that is individualized and patient centered. This incumbent demonstrates dedication to the nursing profession and represents nursing in a positive professional manner in community and professional activities. Work Schedule: Rotational Compressed/Flexible: Rotational Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Discloser Report: Not required Pay Scale: NG42
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.