The RN provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being. Functions and Responsibilities of the Spinal Cord Injury/DisorderlResidential Care Facility Registered Nurse 1. Displays an in-depth knowledge of clinical care of the spinal cord injury or neurologically impaired patient. Also,maintains knowledge in the care of geriatric patients. 2. All SCl/D nurses are required to be competent in the standards of practice for the care of all SCl/D orneurologically impaired patients. 3. The SCl/D nurse performs assessments, provides treatment and emergent care and utilizes critical thinking toprovide treatment for SCl/D patients susceptible to Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD). 4. The SCl/D nurse must have knowledge and the ability to provide safe patient handling and rehabilitation to the SCl/D veterans with mobility deficits and muscle spasticity. 5. The SCl/D nurse assists with activities of daily lining (ADLs), minimal to total physical patient care, bowel and bladder care, range of motion activities, patient and caregiver teaching, and women's health. 6. The SCl/D nurse effectively implements activities towards health promotion and prevention, management of acute and chronic illness states, assisting the veterans in attainment of optimal levels of functioning. 7. Collaborates and communicates with the care team to facilitate patient appointments, admissions, transfers and discharges. 8. SCl/D nurse will provide education and support to the spoke sites in accordance with VHA handbook 1176 as needed. 9. Works collaboratively as a patient centered advocate and build strong alliances with multiple levels of interdisciplinary team members. 10.The SCI/D nurse provides supportive measures for the dying patient and their significant others when necessary. 11.Knowledge of Resident Assessment Instrument Minimum Data Set (RAI/MDS) fall prevention, wound care, restorative nursing and Holistic Approach to Transformational Change model of care to support the Residential Care Facility goals. (RCF) Work Schedule: Days and Nights, (12 hours) compressed tour with rotating weekends and holidays. (Please provide a cover letter expressing preference for shift, i.e days or nights.) 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 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.