The Registered Nurse (RN) position is in the Primary Care Clinic under the purview of the Primary Care Service, at the VA Central CA Healthcare System (VACCHCS), in Fresno, CA. The Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) RN is a skilled Registered Nurse that demonstrates leadership in delivering patient care by effectively utilizing the nursing process and providing education and guidance The RN uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate with the Teamlet (Veteran, Provider, RN Care Manager, Clinical Associate and Clerical Associate) and expanded team (Family/Caregiver, Social Worker, Pharmacist, Dietician, Internal and Community-Based Services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven care plan. The RN is a member to the PACT. The RN is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patients' needs. The RN provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals, The RN demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for patients, and team leader with colleagues as she/he continues to enhance his/her own and the team's professional growth, development and practice. Duties include but are not limited to: * Documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition. * Collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes. * Providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Yes, as determined by agency policy Virtual: This is NOT a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse (PACT), Nurse I-III Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized PCS/Relocation Allowances: Not authorized
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.