We expect a large number of applications, and you may or may not be called for an interview. Interviews and selections are expected to be made and completed by then end of August. The expected start date of the program will be Monday, November 08, 2021. Work Schedule: Varies depending on selected specialty area. Shifts are subject to rotate and will include weekends and federal holidays. Orientation period will be 40 hours a week for the first 12 to 16 weeks of the program. The New Graduate RN program transitions newly graduated registered nurses to assume the role of staff nurse in a variety of healthcare settings. The program is a one-year program commitment with full-time clinical assignments/placements finalized after the initial 3-month period, which includes didactic training and intensive Preceptorship After this first year, an additional one-year commitment to the clinical area of assignment is expected for this program to solidify the professional leadership role as a Registered Nurse. The incumbent will have an opportunity to be placed into a full-time, part-time permanent probationary or intermittent Staff Nurse position within our Health Care System upon successful completion of the New Graduate Program (no guarantee). The New Graduate program encompassing orientation in an area of specialty which includes: Extended Care (Community Living Center, Hospice), Acute Care (Med-Surg/Telemetry/Critical Care/ED), Mental Health (Inpatient Psychiatry), Rehabilitation (Polytrauma Rehab Center/Spinal Cord Injury), Surgery Interventional Procedures (Outpatient Surgical Service/GI) and Ambulatory Care (Specialty Clinic) Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Responsible to the Nurse Manager of specific assigned area Responsible for providing direct patient care in specific assigned area. Works in partnership with the health care team in implementing standards of care in accordance with the purpose, philosophy and objectives of nursing, while being a positive team player. Responsible of maintenance, care and use of equipment used, applying principles of asepsis, therapeutics and technical knowledge to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff. Provides patient and family teaching. Documents nursing interventions. Participates during in-services, journal club presentations, and MI activities. Manages resources to meet patient care needs and assure high quality care.
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.