Registered Nurse

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Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 13, 2021
Closes
May 13, 2021
Ref
582253900
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:

Medical Care Line (3A, 3B, 3C Medical Inpatient):
2 to 3 years Medical Surgical Experience
Education- BSN preferred
Medical Surgical Certification

Medical Care Line (4B Medical Inpatient):
2-3 years medical surgical experience
BSN preferred
Oncology Certification (ONS/ONC) preferred

NU 3D:
At least 2 years acute care experience
2 years Intermediate care/Critical Care experience
BSN preferred

CCU and MICU:
3 to 5 years RN experience
2 years' experience in CVICU, CCU, MICU, or SICU area
CCRN certification

SCI:
2-5 years RN experience
2 years' experience in Spinal Cord Injury or Rehabilitation
2 years' experience in wound care management

RN Neurology & Rehabilitation:
2-5 years RN experience
2 years' experience in Neurology or Rehabilitation
The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) certification

Operative Care Line (Transplant Coordinator)
3-5 years RN experience
2 years transplant coordinator experience
Transplant organ offer experience

Operative Care Line (SICU, 5A, 5B, 5E):
BSN preferred
SICU- 2-3 years of surgical ICU experience and CCRN
5A, 5B, 5E- 2-3 years of Medical Surgical Acute Care experience and Med Surg Certification

Community Living Center:
Bachelor's degree in nursing
2-5 years medical-surgical experience
1-3 years recent experience in long term care
1-3 years' experience in palliative care

Wound Clinic:
Bachelor's degree in nursing
2-5 years medical-surgical experience
Wound care, geriatric or medical-surgical certification

Restorative Coordinator
Bachelor's degree in nursing
2-5 years medical-surgical experience
1-3 years long-term care experience
1-year leadership experience
Approved certification in related field

Resident Assessment Coordinator
1-2 years Minimum Data Set (MDS) experience
Certification in related field
2-5 years long-term care experience
1-2 years medical-surgical experience

Quality Management
Master's degree in nursing
1-2 years data entry experience
2-5 years survey review experience
2-5 years medical-surgical or long-term care experience
2 years leadership experience

Clinical Nurse Leader
3-5 years medical-surgical experience
1-3 years long-term care experience
1-3 years leadership experience

Mental Health
2 years of Psychiatric experience
BSN degree or higher degree

Outpatient Mental Health Units:
2 years of Psychiatric experience
BSN degree or higher degree

Emergency Department
At least 2 years emergency care experience
Emergency Nursing Certification
BSN preferred

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

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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