The Dayton VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Registered Nurse. They will function in Nursing Service, as a vascular access and dialysis staff nurse (DVAC). The DVAC is primarily responsible for coordination of dialysis vascular placement and intervention, and works to provide timely program services. They attend Renal and Surgical Vascular access clinics to provide patient education and facilitate coordination of care. They monitor the vascular accesses in the Center and are proactive. The Dialysis Vascular Access RN demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. This RN: Consistently models professional conduct in routine and stressful situations. Delivers fundaments nursing care according to the principles of the Veteran Centered Care Model. Performs basic, physical, psychological and social assessments. Demonstrates a beginning ability to identify and prioritize care needs. Provides population-based care for young adult through elderly veterans. Assesses population-based care requirements. Writes outcomes related to identified patient needs and combines data for evaluation of patient outcomes. Implements the plan of care, meeting the needs of patients in a safe, therapeutic manner. Demonstrates accountability for management of patient assignment. Recognizes critical patient care situations and initiates effective actions in emergencies. Maintains current BLS/ACLS and initiates and performs when necessary. Demonstrates knowledge and/or required safety skills in area of assignment and, when appropriate, in the following: emergency preparedness plan, hazardous materials, fire plan, equipment failure emergency plan, and utility outage response procedures for their area. Systematically documents/reports patient care using nursing process, according to policies and procedures. Supervises delegated care based on scope of practice, abilities and limitations of LPNs, NAs and non-nursing personnel, with consideration to patient needs and acuity. Uses sound judgment. Takes responsibility for basic decisions. Demonstrates clinical competence in performing core and practice-specific procedures according to the Clinical Competency Evaluation Form for the assigned clinical unit. Incorporates evidence-based nursing practice into care of patients. The Dialysis Vascular Access RN is assigned to Nursing Service. The incumbent is under the supervision of a Nurse Manager or other immediate supervisor who provides the administrative supervision and general instruction, plans and assigns work, assigns time schedules, approves leave, and completes performance evaluations. Clinical supervision is provided by a registered nurse, physician, or other provider. Incumbent is responsible for being self-directed in the delivery of patient care under moderate to close supervision and instruction by the supervisor. The Associate Director for Patient Care Services provides professional practice oversight. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 0730 to 1600 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.