Registered Nurse

Location
Jackson Mississippi
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 06, 2021
Closes
Mar 08, 2021
Ref
581357600
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Qualifications
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.
  • English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
  • 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:
ICU RN:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
  • 3-5 years nursing Intensive Care (ICU) experience
  • ACLS/BLS
  • CCRN
  • ECCO/Hemodynamic course completion
  • 12 Lead EKG training
  • Experience with IABP, Ventilator, CRRT, Arterial lines, Telemetry
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Computer skills

    Step Down Unit (SDU) RN:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
  • 2 - 3 years nursing experience in one of the following areas: ICU, SDU, ED, Med-Surg
  • ACLS/BLS
  • ANCC certification (CCRN, TEN, Med-Surg)
  • ECCO/Hemodynamic course completion
  • 12 Lead EKG training
  • Experience with Arterial lines, Telemetry, Interventional procedures
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Computer skills

    Medical-Surgical Unit RN:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
  • 2-3 years nursing experience in one of the following areas: Medical-Surgical unit, ICU, SDU, ED, Hemodialysis, Chemotherapy, Telemetry, Care Coordination, Nursing Education
  • ACLS/BLS
  • ANCC certification (Med/Surg, CCRN, TEN, or related specialty)
  • Chemotherapy certification
  • Telemetry experience
  • Computer skills

    CLC RN
  • BSN
  • Long Term Care/End of Life Experience

    ED RN
  • Current BLS certification
  • Current ACLS certification
  • Minimum 1 year ED Experience
  • Proficient in EKG/Telemetry interpretation
  • Work effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team

    OR RN
  • 2-3 years OR experience

    Specialty Care RN Navigator/Coordinator
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Approximately 2-3 years Acute Medical/Surgical or Urgent Care experience.
  • 1-2 years of Case/Care Management experience.

    Telephone Advice RN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Approximately five (5) years successful nursing experience in a Hospital or Ambulatory Care setting
  • 2 years Emergency Department experience
  • Current or prior experience with the use of medical algorithms

    Infection Prevention RN
  • Demonstrated excellence interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, interpersonal, problem solving and strong decision making skills
  • Demonstrates leadership when providing infection control/MRSA Prevention or Surveillance processes
  • Graduate of a National League for Nursing (NLN) accredited program or State approved School of Nursing
  • BSN and approximately 2-3 years successful nursing practice
  • MSN or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of successful nursing practice

    Inpatient Mental Health
  • BSN
  • 1-2 years in clinical nursing
  • 1 year in adult inpatient psychiatric setting
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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
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:
This position requires visual acuity (including depth perception), keen hearing (aide permitted), clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity in both hands. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking (2-4 hours), standing (2-6 hours), stooping, sitting, bending, pulling (1-2 hours), and pushing (1-2 hours). lifting (>50 pounds), carrying (>50 pounds). Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. Must be able to work closely with others, as well as protracted or irregular hours of work. Must be compliance with the use of ergonomic exercises and employee safety requirements. Education

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position, please contact (local coordinator contact information)..

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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