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OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The Vascular/Interventional Radiology Nurse is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Provide safe direct patient care with the ability to manage complex patient situations. Provides organized and efficient patient care. Looks beyond their individual assignment to address concerns and issues occurring on the unit. Ability to manage multiple competing priorities successfully. Manage complex patient situations and acts as an expert in the area of Vascular/Interventional Radiology Procedures Assesses care provided by team members. Provides constructive criticism and praise to team member. Demonstration of Accurate and Timely documentation of patient care according to hospital standards. Ability to demonstrate understanding of and compliance with patient safety guidelines, accrediting body guidelines, VHA Directives and Facility Center Memorandums that pertain to Vascular/Interventional Radiology and direct patient care. Ability to demonstrate understanding of facility SAIL metrics that can be influenced by care provided in the VIR (Vascular/Interventional Radiology department). Ability to demonstrate active leadership and participation in unit level quality improvement processes and initiatives Ability to demonstrate active leadership and participation in customer service improvement processes and initiatives in the VIR. Consistently demonstrates effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers, team members, and supervisors. Notifies the nurse manager of any safety incidents, employee injuries, or concerns of team members not providing care according to the appropriate Standards of Care. Attend monthly staff meetings and unit specific education. Active participation in assigned committees. Ensure staff complete assigned duties, and follow-up on incomplete assignments, notify Nurse Manager when problems are unable to be resolved and/or continues to be an issue. Serves as a mentor to new VIR RNs. Provides feedback of new employee's progress to nurse manager Serves as a preceptor for nursing students. Providing feedback to the student, faculty, and nurse manager regarding students' progress. Active participant in the students learning process. Maintains a professional and respectful attitude towards patients, families, and co-workers. Understands the facility staffing model and the need to adjust staffing according to the needs of the VIR department. Floats to other units when asked by Nursing Leadership. Self-Directed to ensure that they have been oriented to unit and have competencies for unit, and if this is not the case, notifies nursing leadership immediately. When functioning as Team Lead, ability to adjust staffing according to the needs of the VIR department, this includes floating staff to assist other units and cancelling scheduled overtime when not needed, and addressing future staffing needs related to call-ins for sick leave or emergency annual leave. Assign staff (when functioning as the Charge Nurse) and assist to clean/check for outdates/ensure unit is in compliance with all national directives and accrediting agency guidelines, follow-up on any areas of concern Clinical Champions for service specific projects. Provide nurse manager with monthly reports, documenting current data, trends, and action plans. Work Schedule: Varying shifts and hours to meet the needs of the department including rotating on-call schedule. 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.