This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The registered nurse provides direct and indirect nursing care and counseling to Veterans and families in Home Based Primary Care. 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 (Indiana 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). VANIHCS is part of VISN 10, VA Healthcare System, and consists of the following care sites: South Bend Annex, St. Joseph VA Health Care Clinic, Fort Wayne Medical Center, Fort Wayne Annex, Muncie Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), Peru CBOC, Goshen CBOC, and Marion Medical Center. VANIHCS is a complex, integrated health care system with approximately 1,600 employees, a catchment area covering over 15,000 square miles, servicing over 40 counties, and serving over 45,000 Veterans. Services provided include, but not limited to: audiology, cardiology, dental, dermatology, diabetes clinic, home-based primary care, home oxygen clinic, ICU (Fort Wayne Medical Center), gastroenterology, MRI, neurology, occupational therapy, oncology, pain management, pharmacy, physical therapy, podiatry, post-traumatic stress disorder care, primary care, prosthetic and sensory aids services, psychology, pulmonology, palliative care, recreation therapy, homeless Veteran services, and speech therapy. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 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.