The primary base location for this position will be located at the Balcones Heights Outpatient Clinics, San Antonio, TX. We are seeking a Registered Nurse who will provide nursing support throughout the Primary Care Clinics. The RN will consistently be able to fulfill the standards of Nursing Practice in accordance with established policies and procedures of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Nursing Service. The RN will perform a wide range of clinical and/or administrative duties and will utilize nursing skills when assessing and triaging unscheduled patients as walk-ins, over the phone or via secure messaging. Assures current, comprehensive, and timely documentation is contained in the patient's medical record and any other pertinent records. Uses the nursing process, evidence-based practice, and effective communication to collaborate with healthcare providers, family and/or caregiver as well as internal VHA and community-based services. The RN must work collaboratively within an intradisciplinary team to assist in the care of complex populations. Performs a variety of tasks to include but not limited to: Vital signs, EKGs, immunizations, injections, blood cultures, PICC line management, setting up and assisting with procedures, wound care and other tasks as required. Promotes patient self-management, prevention, and wellness, while incorporating critical thinking and customer service skills into all aspects of the role. The RN oversees the duties and performance of the LVNs. May function as charge nurse and preceptor; prepares schedule, makes/adjusts staffing assignments, etc. They will foster/support a learning environment by participation in the orientation of new employees, providing feedback as appropriate and seeking opportunities for self-improvement. Must be able to participate in all patient aligned care team (PACT) activities, huddles, and training. The primary care clinics include North Central, Shavano Park, Balcones Heights, South Bexar, North Bexar, Audie Murphy, Kerrville, and Victoria. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Tour of Duty and location may change due to patient care needs to include weekends and extended hours). Tour location may vary depending on patient care needs and staffing requirements. Travel reimbursement will be requested when covering a clinic beyond 50 miles of your base location. 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.