The APRN works with a collaborative physician who monitors practice. Effectively uses the nursing process to make practice decisions. Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering care. Determining the effectiveness of care plans for documentation of patient outcomes and modifying the plan as necessary to achieve medical and health goals; communicating findings and plan of care to patient, the caregiver or family, and the primary medical team. Advance Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) is distinguished by autonomy of practice. APRNs exercise a high degree of independent judgment, initiating care plans, and treatment regimens. Practice is characterized by increased complexity of clinical decision making and managing organizations and the environment. The ACE APRN will provide expert, quality, comprehensive geriatric nursing care to hospitalized Veterans age 65 or older who are at risk for geriatric complications and functional decline while collaborating with a geriatrician, hospitalists, social workers, other nurses, and primary care providers. The ACE APRN will also serve as preceptor, mentor, or clinical instructor for students and staff and will provide leadership within the program area as it influences other services or programs. APRN's follow the ANA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. This nurse will be working at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center located at 1481 W. 10th St. Indianapolis, IN with the ACE service under the Medicine PCS department. Work Schedule: 8am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday 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.