Registered Nurse - 7A (Part-Time)

Durham, NC
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 23, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

7A is a medical/surgical units where care is provided to adult male/female patients, who are preparing for or have had a surgical interventions for brain tumors, prostate and bladder cancer, coronary disease or peripheral vascular disease. The average length of stay for patients is between three and ten days. Registered Nurses partner with Nursing Assistants to provide patient and family centered care in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, who support patients and families in decision-making. The interdisciplinary needs of patients and families are met through collaboration with ancillary services to include Pharmacy, Laboratory, Dietary, Social Work, Chaplin, and Radiology. Specialty Care and services are available through consultation and are utilized as needed to ensure continuity and progression of care. Discharge planning and patient/family education is initiated on admission and continues throughout hospitalization. Interdisciplinary treatment/discharge planning meetings are conducted on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Nurses are competent in the management of patients requiring use of intravenous and enteral infusion pumps, PCA pumps, intermittent pulse oximetry monitoring, and blood glucose monitoring, Narcotics are stored in an automated medication-dispensing machine (PYXIS).

Four Most Common Patients Problems Requiring Nursing Care:

1. Oncology conditions.

2. Coronary disease.

3. Peripheral Vascular disease.

4. Orthopedics.

Work Schedule: 8?,hours shift, various tours day/ evening/ or nights, weekend rotations.

Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse.


-U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

- Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.

- 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.

- The completion of course work 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)

- 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.

Grade Determinations:

Applicant's education and experience will be review by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of 2 years successful nursing experience

Current Medical-surgical nursing experience.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with patients, families and the other members of the interdisciplinary team.

Demonstrated skills in decision-making, sound clinical judgment and critical-thinking abilities.

Demonstrated ability to use computer systems in support of patient care delivery.

Preferred Education:


Preferred Certification(s):

ANCCCertification in Medical Surgical Nursing.



Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The position includes physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, stooping, bending, reaching and lifting of equipment and supplies, and hand-eye coordination to perform visual field evaluations. It may require frequent periods of walking throughout the facility to interface with other services, bending, stooping, lifting, and carrying. The incumbent is exposed to CRT/PC screen radiation sometimes for long periods of time. Reasonable accommodation may be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties/functions of the position.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

*Cover Letter
*Other(VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists, Nursing License)
*Other Veterans Document

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (required) Available at the VA Forms website:
OF 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (required) Available at

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1998317.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

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