The incumbent practices as an RN in HBPC at the Alaska VA providing nursing care to a culturally diverse Veteran population with complex, chronic, and disabling conditions. The HBPC RN manages a primary caseload working independently to direct patient care in the home environment. The nurse is responsible comprehensive case management providing initial and ongoing assessment of unique nursing needs of the patient and caregiver documenting and reporting any significant changes. Uses the nursing process to provide nursing care to patients with complex care needs, focusing on patient centered goals, and assuming responsibility and accountability for nursing action. Administers prescribed therapies and medications using appropriate judgment and established policies/procedures. Evaluates patient's response to treatment, anticipates patient care needs and initiates appropriate changes to plan of care. Demonstrates ability to address and analyze complex, difficult and intractable problems and implement effective and innovative solutions. Accurately documents patient findings, assessment and care provided in a timely manner. Assesses patient's learning needs, develops and implements an individualized patient centered plan to address patient care goals, and instructs patients and families. Evaluates and modifies approach based on knowledge of human behavior, motivations and patient responses to situation. Provides age-specific care for adults (18-75) and geriatric (over 75) patients including the following elements of care related to the aging process: promoting independence; encouraging self-care; involving family and/or designated caregiver with care; providing necessary safety measures; and assisting patient to cope with and/or compensate for changes affecting mobility, balance, losses, cognition, eyesight, hearing, skin, bones and thermoregulation. Consistently conducts self in manner that demonstrates adherence to standards of professional practice and patient care. Engages HBPC team in identifying, analyzing and resolving patient care problems. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm or Compressed work Schedule Monday-Friday 6:30am to 4:00pm Compressed/Flexible: Compressed Tour available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann (Stacy.Hermann@va.gov) the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more 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.
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.