Registered Nurse (RN) - Long Term Care

Location
Tomah, WI
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Closes
Oct 04, 2017
Specialty
Long Term Care
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Community Living Center (CLC) Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for practicing within licensed scope of practice, regulatory and organizational standards, and departmental scope of service. The position requires the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide competent resident centered care and to utilize resources efficiently. RN is self-directed in managing complex resident situations, utilizes the nursing process in assessing, planning implementing, documenting and evaluating residents individualized care. The RN collaborates with physicians and other health care providers and utilizes the VA Core Values of Integrity, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence (I CARE) with all interactions creating a Veteran centric care environment. The RN supports, educates, directs and guides the performance of LPN and CNA staff on the neighborhood. The RN ensures that care is timely, appropriate, of high quality and cost effective. The RN acts on behalf of the veteran to assure that necessary services are received and that progress towards resident established goals is being made. The RN works effectively with residents, families and significant others, providing support, in coping with emotional, mental, medical, and physical decline/impairment. The RN works with staff so morale remains high and staff turnover remains at a reasonable level. Areas of care include hospice, long-stay maintenance, and short stay skilled care.

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The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates and provides resident care in a culturally and ethnically sensitive manner. Performs nursing assessment using the nursing process and evaluates effectiveness of medications and/or treatment regimens.
  • Orients new RNs on the neighborhood and act as a preceptor, mentor, and a resource to others.
  • Initiates resident care plan on admission, and updates care plans with each change in condition.
  • Conducts rounds during the shift, observing safety of the environment and cleanliness, removes safety hazards, enters work orders to correct deficiencies and/or problems, and follows fire and safety protocol.
  • Accurately documents change in condition and monthly summaries. Conducts assessments per nursing service protocol such as: Braden Scale, Weekly Skin Assessment, Pain Assessment and Reassessment, Admission/ Annual Assessment, and Morse Scale to name a few.
  • Work Schedule: Intermittent; required three shifts per schedule ( 4 weeks) one weekend a month, one major summer holiday (Memorial day, July 4th, Labor Day) and one major winter holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, News Years).

    Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse

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

    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 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: 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.

    Preferred Experience:

    - 2-3 Years Experience

    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.

    Education/Experience Requirements:

    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.

    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):

    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(VA Form 10-2850a - See Link Below)
    *Other Veterans Document
    *Resume
    *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 1982048.

    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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