Registered Nurse-Podiatry

Pineville, LA
Aug 24, 2017
Sep 24, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

TheRegistered Nurse-Podiatrywillperform a variety of supportive, nursing and medical tasks necessary to the case of patients during diagnostic and therapeutic visits to the Podiatry Clinic. TheRN should haveclinical experiencein podiatric care.He/She is responsible for providing medical assistive care and administrative support, must demonstrate the ability to observe, identify, and respond to the patient's needs for nursing, medication, blood glucose monitoring, recognize and report to appropriate providerVeteran's vital signs and medical condition which has deviated from normal.

Additional duties include but not are limited to the following:

1. Receive Podiatry service patient phone calls, discusses calls with providers, and return calls to patients

2. Demonstrate consistent aseptic technique

3. Functions as a communication link with provider, support, and administrative staff in other departments

4. Escorts acutely ill patients to various clinical areas within the facility for additional medical treatment

5. Completes dressing changes and wound care as ordered

6. Takes the initiative to assist thePodiatrist with initial assessments/reassessments of patient/significant others in a manner that facilitates quantity and expedient patient care
7. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team and establishing priorities for patient care

8. Adheres to Infection Control and safety polices/procedures. Collect, receive and clean soiled supplies or equipment

9. Perform sterile processing and decontamination. Safely disassemble and handle instruments and supplies-avoiding damage and injury. Send damaged equipment for repair or equipment

10. Complete Preventive Health Screens, documents results and communicates results to Specialty and/or appropriate provider

The Registered Nurse-Podiatrywill be assigned to Nursing Service (Building 7)under the leadership of Associate Director-Patient Care Services.

The incumbent is subject to completion of two years probationary period .

Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00 pm


Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized

This position is open until filled.The first cut off date is September 6, 2017 and every 15 workdays thereafter. If a selection is not made from the first certificate of eligibles.


Must bea citizenofthe United States.

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). 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. 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. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.

Experience as a 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 dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research. Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.


Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD;

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

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. CV or Resume
    2. VA Form 10-2850a -Application for NurseandNurse Anesthetist-
    3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service(required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference is available at (
    4. Ifcurrently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
    5. Optional Form 306 (Declaration for Federal Employment), required for all non-Federal applicants (
    6. Occupational Questionnaire
    7. College Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). If your transcript is being forwarded separately from your college or university, it must also include the announcement number on either the transcripts or envelope in order to match it withyour application material.

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