Unit 400 Acute Medical has 10 beds which are staffed 24 hours a day 7 days per week to provide care to Veterans experiencing acute medical conditions. The nursing staff includes registered nurses and nursing assistants (who float in when census or patient needs require).The populations served include Veterans with medical and psychiatric diagnoses. Patients range in age from 18 years to elderly. The average length of stay is three to five days. The Acute Medical Unit and Urgent Care (UC) RN is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. The Acute Medical/UC RN assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. The Acute Medical/UC RN assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. The Acute Medical/UC RN completes their portion of the Emergency Department Integration System (EDIS). On a daily basis the Acute Medical/UC RN is expected to perform customary nursing care for clinically complex patient populations. The Acute Medical/UC RN influences patient outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team and reporting significant clinical findings in a timely manner. The Acute Medical/UC RN participates in discharge rounding. The Acute Medical/UC RN assesses the Veterans' ability to learn and evaluates understanding of all education provided during hospitalization and at discharge. Work Schedule: NOC Rotating days, weekends and Holidays, 1930-0800. Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.