The Registered Nurse (RN) uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice in collaboration with the patient health care team in developing and providing a patient-driven plan of care.
The RN is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care to effectively meet the patients' needs.
The RN provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention and wellness based on the patient's goals.
The RN demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for patients both within and outside the VACT facility.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
o Serves as a resource for clients and staff in addressing ethical issues o Prioritizes problems o Reports significant changes to provider o Follows established safety practices and reports environment of care issues that occur o Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice o Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance o Organizes and completes own assignments safely and in a timely manner o Recognizes patient behaviors associated with illness and/or hospitalization and responds in an effective manner o Collects data to monitor quality and effectiveness of nursing care o Evaluates patient's progress toward achieving goals o Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills to promote achievement of positive patient outcomes o Protects data from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration or unauthorized deletion Work Schedule:
8, 10 or 12 hour shifts covering 7am to 7:
30pm/ Mon- Fri Functional Statement Title:
Acute Care Staff Nurse

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