First Cutoff. February 25, 2021. This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on a ongoing basis. Applications received by the first cutoff will be referred first. Applications thereafter of qualified applicants will be referred as needed to the selecting official Monday of each week until the closing date of announcement (or until filled). The Birmingham VAHCS is recruiting for Intermittent RNs within Patient Care Services who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, and visitors. Services include ASF, Dialysis, and Float Pool. Intermittent RNs selected for the float pool may be required to float in all areas within Patient Care Service. The position is temporary intermittent not to exceed 1- year. Please read announcement carefully before applying. Duties include but are not limited to: Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care on medical surgical units, Intensive Care Units, Ambulatory Surgery, and/or Dialysis . Intermittent float pool nurses will report to the float pool nurse manager, Ambulatory Surgery and Dialysis Intermittent nurse will report to the nurse managers in the respective area Assess, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assume responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of patient care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Administer medications and treatment procedures per established policies and guidelines. Consider all characteristics of the individual, including sex and sex role identification, age and life stage, state of health, race and culture, socio-economic status, values and previous experience with similar events, in order to assist each patient to identify and meet basic health needs and improve his/her health status to the individual's maximum. Demonstrate knowledge of VA policies, procedures and clinical protocols. Influence outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance includes knowledge and active participation in unit / program level quality improvement processes, initiatives, and customer service. Take initiative in developing and evaluating unit level and/or disease specific to standards of care, policies, procedures and nursing programs that guide nursing practice and/or measure performance. Complete all required education in prescribed timelines, including Talent Management, recertification and continuing education. Responsible for ensuring his/her actions contribute to a mode of continued accreditation readiness regarding Joint Commission (TJC), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), VA surveyors, Laboratory College of American Pathologists (CAP), and other survey teams. Consistently protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, federal regulations, statues and policy, and VHA policy. Work Schedule: Must be available to work as needed including Holidays, Nights, and Weekends. Telework: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized
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