The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct patient care and care coordination, as it pertains, to patients and their care within the inpatient acute units and outpatient units at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. The Resource RN reports directly to the Resource Pool nurse manager and assistant nurse manager. The Resource Registered Nurse is a professional registered nurse (RN) qualified by education and experience to provide professional nursing care to acute and chronically ill Veterans. The Resource Registered Nurse is responsible for the direct patient care delivered in different facility settings including the: Emergency Department/Urgent Care Clinic (ED/UCC), Acute inpatient units (ACU, Med/Surg, APU), Community Living Center (CLC), Patient -Aligned Care Teams (PACT), Referral Coordination Program (RCP), Care Transition Teams (CTT), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), Specialty Care Clinics (SCC). All RNs working in the Resource Pool are required to have Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire and attain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications within 6 months of hire. The nurse must be able to care for complex patients and be willing and able to be trained to function as charge nurse on the APU, CLC and Med/Surg units. The incumbent will float throughout the hospital daily as directed by the Nursing Officer of the Day (NOD) and as needed for patient care by the Resource Pool nurse manager/assistant nurse manager. The work is performed at the, main hospital facility, Mann-Grandstaff VAMC and satellite clinics in Spokane, Washington. Work Schedule: Variable 12 hour Night tours 1900-0730 (Includes weekends & holidays); Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. Recruitment / Relocation / PCS Incentive: Not Authorized
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.