Residents of Greater New Orleans enjoy one of the highest qualities of life in the United States. While we are known to enjoy many of the best restaurants in the world, more than 300 festivals, vibrant nightlife, not to mention Mardi Gras, that's just the beginning of what we have to offer. We treasure family and community, our children have access to high-quality education, we enjoy an incredible abundance of the arts, and so much more! Here at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, we strive to be an efficient organization through continual process improvement and orderliness by eliminating waste in everything we do. We are generating a Lean environment of abundance and ownership, enabling us to become "one team creating the perfect patient experience" so that we may honor Veterans and their families. We're in the process of constructing and activating a new medical center that will serve as a model for health care of the future and set the standards for patient-centered care, flexibility and sustainability. It will be a level one, 200 bed tertiary care regional referral center that is projected to serve 70,000 enrolled Veterans. The new medical center will be approximately 1.6 million square feet, with two additional 1,000-car garages for both patients and staff on a 30-acre site in New Orleans. The facility has been designed to meet the full array of VA missions: health care to America's heroes, education, research and national preparedness. It will authentically reflect the culture of the region and be the cornerstone for the emerging biosciences industry in New Orleans. You can help us build from the ground up.
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To learn more about Project Legacy, the project to design and build a new medical center to replace the one damaged from Hurricane Katrina, visit http://www.neworleans.va.gov/Project_Legacy.asp
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The Registered Nurse (Clinical Nurse Leader - CNL) located within the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) functions as a generalist at the point of care for their assigned service. In the performance of his/her clinical duties, the CNL practices independent professional judgement with staff and in an interdisciplinary team setting. He/she provides consultation to other units on individual patients and provides in-services for their staff. He/she educates staff members based on documented best practices and collaborates with other CNLs throughout the health care system to develop standards of care considering evidenced-based practice. The CNL develops and participates in all aspects of unit QI projects, and implements quality improvement. The CNL is responsible for documenting at the unit/team/work group level and demonstrates leadership through: leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity, enhancing peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning; using advanced clinical knowledge/judgement to promote staff involvement in planning, decision making and evaluating outcomes; using professional standards of care. Fundamental aspects of the CNL's role include but are not limited to:
- Leadership in the care of patient; standardization of care, identification, delegation and oversight of the delivery of care outcomes,
- Responsible and accountable for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction.
- Apply nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting.
- Report directly to the Associate Nurse Executive-Mental Health.