The VAHPS Community Living Center (CLC) provides 24/7 compassionate, veteran centered care in safe and home-like environment to eligible Veterans who require nursing home level care. The goal of care is to restore function, prevent decline, maximize independence, and provide comfort during end of life care. The goals of care are achieved in an environment where the Veteran is respected, treated with dignity, and invited to be an active participant in his/her care. Duties include, but aren't limited to: Provides nursing care and continuous assessment based on written nursing standards of care, policies and orders by the provider. Responsible for assessment, documentation, intravenous access, obtaining EKG and bloodwork, obtaining baseline vital signs, and carrying out all orders. Responsible for assessment, pain management, obtaining vital signs as ordered, discharge instructions, and resident education. Administers oral and intravenous medications as ordered by the provider. Promotes and maintains effective pain relief, comfort management, and emotional comfort. Conducts initial and ongoing assessment and document per the CLC documentation guidelines. Utilizes Quality Improvement driven processes to ensure quality outcomes for the following: wounds, pain, restraints, falls, psychoactive medications and others as indicated. Other duties include, but are not limited to answering the telephone, obtaining specimens, paging physicians, paging ancillary departments for services, reviewing physician orders, facilitating carrying orders out, printing lab labels and patient wristbands, taking verbal orders in an emergency, assisting with transportation, coordinating patient bed flow with Bed Management Center (BMC), checking for expired supplies, and cleaning non-critical reusable medical equipment. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts of Evening/Nights, weekends, holidays Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. 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.