The incumbent requires familiarity with wound care. The incumbent has expertise for individuals with lymphatic insufficiency that includes wound management and application of compression garments including mechanical pumps. The intensity of wound management may vary, but often requires recurrent clinical interactions on a weekly basis to achieve healing. The incumbent is assigned to the Surgical Service und the Chief of Vascular Service. The section, care line, or department description and patient population served is as defined in applicable Scope of Service. The incumbent functions directly to support the activities of the Vascular Services. The Nurse is responsible for the planning, integrating, implementing, modifying and evaluating the effectiveness of the Veteran's care. The Vascular foundational elements will serve to support delivery of high quality, timely care to the Veteran receiving vascular services. The incumbent is accountable for the provision of care in the Non-Invasive Peripheral Vascular Lab/Vascular Clinic. The incumbent is responsible for providing clinical leadership and expertise on vascular lab processes and regulations. The Nurse will serve as a liaison to both internal and external providers and will be responsible for managing the care of the Veteran and the seamless transition to and from the community. He/she possesses the knowledge related to VHA guidelines, utilization review criteria, current evidence-based standards of care, compliance guidelines and local policy related to Delegation of Authority as established by the facility Chief of Staff. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community. Work Schedule: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm 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.