The RN position is located at the Binghamton CBOC. The HBPC RN is a professional nurse who evaluates and analyzes care provided to geriatric patients to assure it is timely, appropriate, of high quality and cost effective. He/she assesses, evaluates, plans, implements, and coordinates care, and confers with GEC Leadership, as well as other care providers to evaluate and initiate changes to ensure quality care. As the HBPC RN, the nurse will provide home-based primary care, identifying problems and areas of concern, developing and initiating a plan of action, careful documentation of all findings and recommendations, and evaluating the effectiveness of action. The nurse will confer with the other members of the HBPC team, as well as other healthcare professionals in planning and initiating appropriate care. The HBPC RN will establish methods to monitor patients' progress and maintain appropriate documentation. The Registered nurse considers 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 potential. The Registered nurse functioning as a preceptor assumes accountability and responsibility for the clinical development of assigned orientees. He/she is responsible for demonstrating and maintaining full competency in the use, pre-cleaning and/or reprocessing of reusable medical equipment. The employee must ensure that the appropriate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and manufacturer's instructions are followed for any step in the use of RME (pre-cleaning, reprocessing, disinfection, sterilization, maintenance) in which he/she is involved. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as the customer service program. The incumbent interacts with customers, including veterans, employees, peers, and general public and utilizes the following customer service values: 1. Respect by recognizing the worth of customers and treating them with dignity. 2. Listening by continually learning and not assuming what is not important to customers. 3. Compassion by responding to customers' feelings and needs in a caring manner. 4. Integrity by serving customers with honesty, professionalism and accountability. 5. Quality by promoting customers' health and well-being in a manner that is competent, beneficial, cost-effective, timely, and caring Work Schedule: 7:30AM - 4:00pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.