This position with the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks (VHSO) is located Fayetteville, Arkansas. Incumbent will demonstrate sound techniques in nursing care procedures. Incumbent observes for and reports physiological and/or psychological deviations in the acutely or chronically ill patients. If you are a current, permanent VA employee you should apply under announcement: CBST-11061717-21-AH. Duties include but are not limited to: Reports and records current observations such as patient's physical condition, emotional response and results of procedures; observes skin conditions, variations in vital signs and personal habits of patients. Charts pertinent data regarding the patient's condition such as progress of patient's condition, procedures performed, and medications given. Interviews patients to obtain information and/or communicate data regarding the patient. Initiates patient teaching regarding procedures, tests, medications, specimen collection, ambulatory aides, or care to be delivered in the hospital or at home. Identifies educational needs of patients and reinforces education that the patient has received. Recognizes medical and/or surgical emergencies and initiates appropriate response. Administers medications and observes for and records effectiveness of medications given. Observes for and recognizes physiological and/or psychological deviations in patient's condition and initiates appropriate changes in plan of care with concurrence of the charge nurse. Provides patient and family education regarding the patient's condition, procedures, and preventive health care; reinforces health teaching initiated by the multidisciplinary treatment team. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:00PM 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.