Registered Nurse (PACT)

Location
Springfield, MO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 17, 2018
Closes
Aug 01, 2018
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Primary Care Registered Nurse provides direct staff support to the Primary Care Team Physician and the Primary Care Medical Clerk in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying, and administering the Primary Care Model of Health Care at the Medical Center and is a key leader in the Primary Care Team. The incumbent RN is responsible for assessment, intervention and evaluation of patients in the provision of nursing care. This responsibility requires the use of critical thinking skills, equipment, technologies and documentation. He/she has the skills and ability to triage patients and prepare them for physician examination and is knowledgeable of organization and administration of multifaceted health care delivery systems, accreditation standards, specialty and subspecialty care, educational principles, and epidemiology.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Preferred Experience: BLS, 2-3 years of clinical experience

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform the following: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; straight pulling one (1) hour; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking seven (7) hours; standing seven (7) hours; kneeling 1/2 hour; repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing without aid; mental/emotional stability.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Resume: Your resume must have the following information for each position you have held (job title, duties, dates of employment including month and year (start/end dates), and full time or part-time status with the number of hours worked each week).
2. VA Form 10-2850a- Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists: Available at http://vaww.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf.
3. SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action: Ensure that Occupational Title, Series, and Grade are displayed. Provide this ONLY if you are a former federal employee.
4. DD Forms 214: Ensure that character of service is listed on the copy (preferably member 4 copy). Provide this ONLY if you are a former member of the military.
5. SF 15 - Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference: Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an (available at https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf).

If selected, the following documents will be required:
1. Three signed professional letters of recommendation.
2. All RN applicants must address the Nursing Four Dimensions (Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration, and Scientific Inquiry).
3. Transcripts: Copy of college transcripts that reflect your nursing degree and/or related degrees.

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • VHA Form 10-2850A
  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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