Registered Nurse

Location
Biloxi Mississippi
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 14, 2021
Closes
Mar 16, 2021
Ref
582346100
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.
  • 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:
Med-Surg/ Telemetry: At least 1 year of med-surg/telemetry experience
ACLS/BLS is required.
IV and venipuncture experience desired.
telemetry monitoring, including rhythm interpretation, preferred.

Intensive Care Unit:
At least 2 years of critical care RN experience
Moderate Sedation experience
ACLS/BLS certification required
CCRN preferred ASOU/Endoscopy
At least 1-year critical care experience (ICU, ER)
At least 3 years as an RN
ACLS/BLS is required
Endoscopy and radiology procedure experience
IV and venipuncture experience desired

Emergency Department
BSN Preferred
Two (2) years of ED experience
CEN preferred
Previous ICU experience
BLS and ACLS is required

Inpatient Mental Health 25-2; Residential Mental Health 19-3, 25-1;Blind Rehabilitation Center 5-year current/recent RN experience in psychiatric, mental health experience preferred. 1-3-years current/recent RN experience in psychiatric, mental health experience

Extended Care (Covers all Neighborhoods in the CLC) BSN preferred
2- 3 years of clinical experience
BLS and ACLS is required

Out Patient Services- All Clinics
At least two (2) years clinical experience
Outpatient nursing experience desired; Experience in managing chronic diseases and triage preferred
BLS and ACLS is required

TeleHealth
2-5 years nursing experience
Demonstrated analytical ability to find viable solutions to complex problems utilizing data, logic and/or research methodology (process/quality improvement or utilization of peer review)

Transfer Office
Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple, complex patient care plans
Proficient experience with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint with focus on Excel designing spreadsheets and data charts. Float Pool BLS required, ACLS preferred 2 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
BLS Requirement: Current certification in BLS is required for all staff providing direct patient care, and police. If selected, obtain such certification in order to avoid any delays in the hiring process.

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, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing stooping, sitting, bending pulling and pushing. 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 insolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable to working effectively in effectively 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. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. Education

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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