Registered Nurse (Endoscopy)
The Endoscopy RN provides moderate conscioussedation and manages care for the gastrointestinal outpatient and critically ill in-patients for Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography, Bronchoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, and Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy tube placement. The RN conducts pre and post procedure patient education and nursing assessments, stabilizes vital signs and hemodynamic status, maintains patient airway and invasive lines, reassess for contraindications, and maintains patient tubes, catheters and drains. The RN assess patient motor and sensory function and assesses orientation status and compares to baseline.Based on education and experience, the RN may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor and/or charge nurse, or unit shift leader. BLS and ACLS certification is required for this position.
Work Schedule: 7:30-4pm days, weekends and as patient care dictates
Functional Statement: Endoscopy Registered Nurse is available for review in Human Resources Management Service.
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Education: 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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 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).
Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted licensure as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Nurse I, Level III: Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing with approximately 2-3 years of experience(OR) Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing and bachelor's degree in a related field with1-2 years of experience (OR)BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience(OR)Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN or bachelor's degree in a related field[If MSN obtained in a Bridge program no BSN required]
Nurse II: BSN with 2-3 years of experience (OR) Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing and bachelors degree in a related field with 2-3 years of experience (OR) Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN or bachelor's degree in a related field with approximately 1-2 years of experience [if MSN obtained in a Bridge program no BSN required] OR Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in related field.
Nurse III: Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN or bachelor's degree in a related field with 2-3 years of experience [if MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN required] (OR) Doctoral degree in nursing or related field with 2-3 years of experience
Grade Determinations: Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimensionor practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Waiver of NLNAC or CCNE Accreditation Requirement. The approving official may authorize a waiver of the requirement for NLNAC or CCNE Accreditation of any degree in nursing provided the college or university has regional accreditation (or was State approved) at the time of the candidate's graduation and the composite qualifications of the applicant warrant such consideration. Waivers at the doctoral level are not required; however, the program must be regionally accredited at the time of the candidate's graduation.
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.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27 Part II Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs. and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs. and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted).
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists, Copy of Licensure)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:*Cover Letter
*Other Veterans Document
Please ensure your resume includes the month/ year for each position held
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (Available here)http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf) (required).
Please use this checklist to ensure 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 review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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 1917805.
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.