Registered Nurse (RN) - Patient Care Services Cardiology (8) & Oncology (9 E/W)

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Location
Hines, IL
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 27, 2017
Closes
Sep 27, 2017
Specialty
Cardiology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital is seeking innovative Registered Nurses to become part of our Healthcare Team. This is an open and continuous posting in which you will identify the areas in which you are interested in working.

Eligible applicants will be referred based on answers to the Occupational Questionnaire (Area of Specialty)

The specific areas are:

-Medical Telemetry (8th Floor) is an inpatient unit which provides for veteran patients who are admitted to the inpatient setting for an acute medical/surgical problem, diagnostic treatments that cannot be facilitated in the outpatient setting and who may require telemetry monitoring. The RN recognizes early signs and symptoms and provides medical treatment of arrhythmias, performs assessment and reassessment of the medical/surgical patient and treats pain appropriately. This RN is competent to perform peritoneal dialysis; and has the ability to assess, perform interventions, and maintain skin integrity for patients at risk. They must be knowledgeable of; and adhere to infection control standards and policies. The RN must be able to promote a safe environment for all patients including those with altered sensorium due to medication or an acute or chronic illness. The RN must adhere to the ICARE values of the VA and Patient Centered Care Initiatives. Nurses are to document using appropriate forms, follow protocols, SOPs and guidelines, adhere to policies and evaluate resources for each shift. They must successfully pass a telemetry exam in order to work on a telemetry unit.
Cardiology Central (8) is an outpatient clinic located on the 8th floor. The registered nurse provides pre and post care for outpatient invasive cardiac procedures and administers inotropic drug therapy. They perform outpatient endocrine tests, infuse electrolytes, magnesium and blood transfusions. Prep for cardiac CT's, iron sucrose injections and various other outpatient tests are also done.

-Oncology Nursing (9W/9E) is a highly-specialized area that targets diagnosing, treating and caring for people who have all types of cancer and cancer related illnesses.
9 West is an inpatient unit which provides direct veteran patient care to those in need of side effect management related to chemotherapy treatment, those patients who need closer observation and are chemotherapy naïve, those who are neutropenic and need to be admitted until their blood counts recover, and acute medical/surgical problem, diagnostic treatments that cannot be facilitated in the outpatient setting and who may require telemetry monitoring.

Oncology/Medical by 9W is an inpatient unit which provides for veteran patients who are admitted to the inpatient setting for an acute medical/surgical problem, diagnostic treatments that cannot be facilitated in the outpatient setting and who may require telemetry monitoring.
9 East Outpatient Day Treatment Center provides the necessary treatment regimen for the Medical/Oncology population. Chemotherapy treatments are anywhere from simple to complex multidrug regimen as an outpatient. Patients are also seen for labs prior to physician visits to determine continuation of chemotherapy and dosing for next regimen. Patients are seen in the outpatient setting as well for symptom and side effect management.
Radiation Oncology: The scope of care in Radiation Oncology extends primarily to patients diagnosed with cancer. Cases may be for cure or palliation depending upon the diagnosis, site, and state of disease. Radiation Oncology treats patients with external beam radiotherapy. Simulation equipment to localize the anatomy to be irradiated and computerized dosimetry is used. The treatment machines available and used for external beam therapy are linear accelerators, which provide x-ray and electron beams. The area is equipped to handle emergency patients, utilizing our on-call staff. Continuum of care is provided in our follow-up clinics.

Work Schedule: Work schedules will vary from 7:30AM - 4PM; 3:30PM - 12 Midnight; 11:30PM - 8AM. Please select your shift preference when filling out the Occupational Questionnaire.

Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse Cardiology/Medical Surgical/Progressive Care Unit Medical/Surgical Stepdown/Hematology/Oncology and Radiation Oncology

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.
    • 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)
  • 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: 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

Preferred Experience:

-BSN

-Current BLS certification (American Heart Association) and ACLS

-Minimum of one year of full time experience in the US as a licensed registered nurse

-Preferred experience varies per unit, however, the candidate will have similar experience to that of the area they are applying to

-Oncology Nurse Society and Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation certification preferred

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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.

This position is not required to file a financial disclosure report.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(VA Form 10-2850a see link below)
*Resume

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

*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*OF-306
*Other Veterans Document
*SF-15
*SF-50
*Transcript

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (required) Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search

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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

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 1990355.

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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