As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. The Columbia VA Health Care System is actively recruiting for a Registered Nurse, Education Specialist, Acute Service. As a responsible member of the Acute Hospital Team the incumbent interacts with Veterans, family members, and an interdisciplinary team of professionals. He/she is responsible and accountable for the development and delivery of Patient Care Service Unit staff development and education program. The incumbent participates in orientation, training, and continuing education programs for the nursing staff. He/she is responsible for planning, administering and maintaining assigned unit clinical competencies for the staff members of the team. The population serviced includes nursing staff and support staff within the Medical Center. The incumbent will work collaboratively with leadership within the facility and it's affiliating CBOCs in the development and implementation of facility-wide educational programs and initiatives. He/she will actively participate in workshop/continuing education programs designed for career advancement as well as function in classroom teaching environments, clinical arenas, and as a group facilitator during training and implantation of changes in nursing related applications. He/she is administratively responsible to the Associate Nurse Executive for Education/Research and responsible for other team members, i.e. RN, LPN, NA. Performs other related duties as required by Associate Nurse Executive for Education/Research. Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 7:30am - 4:00pm with variable evening and shift coverage, if needed; 24 hour operation; Tour of duty is subject to change based on agency needs. 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.