RN, Specialty Clinic
Registered Nurses working within the outpatient specialty clinics perform a wide range of basic and skilled nursing care to a variety of patients as assigned in a medical or surgical ambulatory care setting. Care is provided in a team environment, where the ability to communicate, listen, report and gather patient data is essential. Specialties represented in this setting include: Cardiology, Dermatology, ENT, General Surgery, Heart Failure/Transplant, Allergy, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Infectious Disease, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Orthopedic Hand, Orthopedic Spine, Podiatry, Rheumatology, Thoracic, Urology, Vascular Surgery Service.
The RN contributes as an active participant in an interdisciplinary team approach to patient care. The RN promotes the VASLCHCS philosophy and mission statements in providing nursing care and utilizes the nursing process to integrate the standards of nursing practice and standards of care for quality health care delivery. Duties Include but are not limited to:
- Uses the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patients.
- Demonstrates leadership in the education of the patient, family/significant other and the health care team members.
- Documents coordination and care provided in CPRS and other appropriate resources in a timely manner.
- Functions as an integral part of the service team, working in collaboration with the nurses, physicians/providers, social workers and other health care professionals to enhance the overall care of the patient.
- Identifies potential emergency/crisis situations and provides appropriate interventions.
- Participates in scheduling patients for outpatient clinic appointments, procedures, surgery and necessary testing as applicable and as directed by service protocols and medical center policies and procedures.
- Assists with completing clinic intake, maintaining clinic flow for various clinics within Specialty Care and administering treatments for assigned group of patients within scope of practice and according to facility policies and procedures.
- Sets up for and assists with outpatient surgical procedures. Competent and compliant with sterile technique
- Assists in team research or quality improvement projects and updating service related policies and protocols.
- Seeks out and participates on committees and task forces as needed/appropriate. Participates in program and clinic specific activities and meetings.
- Rotates Charge Nurse responsibilities as directed by Nurse Manager.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.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.
- 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.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
- Cover Letter
- Disability Letter