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Registered Nurse Open Continuous Anchorage Fairbanks Juenau Kenai Wasilla

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Anchorage, AK

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LocationsAnchorage, AK; Fairbanks North Star County, AK; Juneau County, AK; Kenai, AK; Wasilla, AK Summary OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - \To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan\ - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The Alaska VA Healthcare System (AVAHS) is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 3 facility serving Veterans throughout Alaska. The parent facility is located in Anchorage, Alaska and is adjacent to the 673d Medical Group, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson which is a VA\/DoD Joint Venture Hospital. We manage four VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), located in Fairbanks (358 miles north of Anchorage), Kenai (158 miles south of Anchorage), Wasilla (41 miles north of Anchorage) and Juneau (569 air miles from Anchorage). We manage a VA Outreach clinic located in Homer and served by staff from the Kenai VA CBOC We also manage a 50 bed Domiciliary for homeless veteran's located in downtown Anchorage. Anchorage is a mid-sized city of approximately 292,000, with all of the modern amenities expected, including shopping, dining, cultural opportunities, entertainment, and public transportation. Leave the traffic jams and commuter stress behind and enjoy the scenic mountains or Cook Inlet views as you travel around the area. Within 15-20 minutes you can be in the Alaska wilderness of the Chugach National and State Forests, with little evidence of civilization. Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating, skiing, climbing, golf, tennis, recreational leagues and wildlife photography are all pursuits available in or near Anchorage. The University of Alaska Anchorage provides educational opportunities for continued personal education and growth. Alaska has no state income tax and Anchorage has no sales tax. Positions in Alaska receive a tax free Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in addition to the base salary. The COLA for Anchorage is currently 4.22% and is subject to change in the future. Duties The Registered Nurse at the Alaska VA Healthcare System will work in the Primary Care Service Department. The clinic provides outpatient care to patients who present with urgent\/chronic medical conditions, change in mental status and\/or functional decline. The RN is able to manage and deliver care to complex patient situations. Based on education and experience, may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor, charge nurse, triage\/telephone triage nurse; may be a care manager for a defined group of patients under the guidance of the Associate Chief of Nursing of Primary Care. May also function independently in a clinical education, quality management or research role. Per CDC regulations, the RN in PCC will be rated for exposure to blood borne pathogens as a moderate risk. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit\/team\/work group level to improve care. Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care. Initiates\/participates in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes. Evaluates practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statutes, and regulations; takes action to improve performance. Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice. Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance. Educates colleagues and\/or students and serves as a preceptor and\/or mentor. Supports and enhances client self-determination. Serves as a resource for clients and staff in addressing ethical issues. Uses group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems. Uses a body of research to validate and\/or change work group practice. Work Schedule: 5 days per week, not to exceed 8 hours per day between the hours of 6 am to 6 pm. Position Description Title\/PD#: Nurse II, Unit: Primary Care Clinic 000000 Financial Disclosure Report : Not Required $71,025 $129,907 Job Details Application Open Date 12\/12\/2017

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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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