The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is seeking a Registered Nurse to be a member of the Medicine Service, Nephrology Section. As an RN assigned to the Hemodialysis unit, the nurse is primarily responsible for applying the nursing process to the care of veteran patients undergoing dialysis and home dialysis therapy. The registered nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider (Michigan Board of Nursing). The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses). The dialysis nurse performs the appropriate documentation that reflects assessment of patient needs, interdisciplinary treatment plans, provides instruction of dialysis related material to the patient and their families, plans clinical interventions, and evaluates patients' responses to treatments. The dialysis nurse must also have the ability to effectively interact with patient) and their families as well as other support systems within the hospital (ie. ICU nursing staff, renal dietitian and social worker). The nurse is also responsible for assigning and evaluating the work of the dialysis technician, managing the funds of the home dialysis control point, purchasing supplies from the home dialysis unit on time for patients requiring home dialysis. In addition, the nurse demonstrates proficiency for practice based conscious and deliberate planning and is self-directed in goal-setting for managing the care of adult and the geriatric patients, in accordance with the Michigan Nurse Practice Act, Medical Center, and VAHQ standards of practice. The incumbent provides direct nursing care to individual under the guidance and direction of the Nephrologist and Unit/Nurse Manager. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 4 Days per Week, 6:00AM-4:30PM -May be required to work evenings -May be required to work weekends 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.