Registered Nurse Job Description
To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a broad range of possibilities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.
Additional Duty Location Info:
The Registered Nurse assigned to the Homeless Domiciliary (DOM) Program is self-directive in assessing patients’ bio-psycho-social needs and planning and evaluating the nursing care required by residents. The RN collaborates with the interdisciplinary treatment team to develop a comprehensive treatment plan designed to assist patients in developing independent living skills and healthy lifestyles as part of the recovery process. The Registered Nurse demonstrates sound clinical judgment and decision-making skills and will be expected to assist with the development of the nursing program which includes methods for safe medication management, observing and monitoring patients, management of disruptive behavior, management of acute and chronic medical conditions, patient safety, etc. The Registered Nurse facilitates and role models therapeutic interactions with individual patients leads nursing process groups and or psycho-educational groups to promote the development of self-care skills, and healthy lifestyles, with the goal of independent living in the community. The RN provides guidance and direction to LPNs assigned to the program.
Citizen of the United States. The graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. Must be proficient in spoken and written English. EDUCATION: A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) is preferred.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of 2 years experience in nursing practice and mental health.
NURSE SALARY RANGE: $52,631.00 – $84,244.00 /year
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