The Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System is recruiting for Full-time Registered Nurse (s) (RNs). The Registered Nurse(s) will function in the Spinal Cord Injury Nursing Service. A selection may be made at any time during the opening of the announcement. Work Schedule: Variable shift, work schedule will be discussed during interview, Weekends/Holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Core duties for SCI: Providing care to the spinal cord injured, multiple sclerosis (MS) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Veteran. Documenting thorough skin assessments, including complex wound dressing changes. Participating in interdisciplinary team meetings. Using bar code medication administration (BCMA) to provide safe medication administration. Assisting patients/residents with activities of daily living (ADLs). Serving as a rotating Charge Nurse of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit. Using and directing others to use equipment safely and appropriately when providing care. Incorporating age, gender, cultural and learning needs of residents and families requiring complex care planning and evaluation. Applying and directing others to apply infection control measures appropriately in delivering care. Identifying and analyzing problems which effect/impede care and initiating their resolution. Participating in coordinating care and collaborating with other disciplines/departments to achieve positive patient care outcomes. Adhering to ethical principles and nursing standards in delivering care. Serving as a resource and guide to Veterans, families and other staff in providing care. Using effective communication skills with individuals and groups to achieve desired outcomes. Performing specialized treatments for residents as appropriate and applying and maintaining appropriate competencies to do so.
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.