RN Staff Nurse - Geriatrics and Rehabilitative Care Services

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Closes
Oct 07, 2017
Specialty
Geriatrics
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

As a GLA Staff Nurse, you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Assures detailed, current and comprehensive documentation is contained in the patient medical record and other pertinent records.

2. Utilizes human and material resources to provide efficient and effective patient care.

3. Continuously monitors the environment for potential and/or actual safety hazards. Ensures adherence to strict safety procedures by all staff.

4. Guides and directs patient care delivery of support staff. Provides input for staff evaluation to rating officials.

5. Participates in and initiates Quality Assessment and Improvement program activities as applicable to the clinical area.

6. Promotes collaborative practice to provide and expedite quality patient care along the health care continuum; acts as patient advocate to assure appropriateness and quality of care.

7. Assesses learning needs of patients and staff and implements appropriate teaching plan.

8. Initiates and/or participates in studies pertaining to the ward assigned.

9. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals in providing continuity of services for specific health issues.

10. Improves continuity of professional relationships among the healthcare teams as they collaborate on behalf of patients.

Duty Location: May be assigned to one of the following locations~

1. VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - 11301 Wilshire Blvd Los Angles CA 90073

2. VA Sepulveda - 16111 Plummer Street North Hills, CA 91343

Work Schedule: Various shifts depending on the needs of the service
Functional Statement Title: Staff Nurse

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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
  • 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 AND degree equivalency documentation 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)
  • English Language Proficiency

Preferred Experience:

  • BSN preferred
  • Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from one of the following: American Heart Association - Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers OR the Military Training Network (MTN) Provider Certificate/Card
  • One year of full-time, successful recentRN practice in an RN role
  • Evidence of self-direction or organizational skills
  • Evidence of effectively educating patients and patient families
  • 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 Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

    Physical Requirements:?, This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, kneeling, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The candidate may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The candidate may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. The candidate will be working closely with others and may have protracted or irregular hours of work.

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
    *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
    *Other Veterans Document
    *SF-15
    *SF-50
    *Transcript

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

    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Employees ONLY:

    1. Memo to be uploaded - Include your (1) Full Name, (2) Current Department, (3) Contact Number, (4) Signature and (5) VIN1887926 (required)

    2. Resume to be uploaded - with references (required)

    3. Answer the Online Questionnaire (required)

    For all others, to apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Completed Online Questionnaire

    2. CV or Resume

    3. VA Form 10- 2850a - Application For Nurses And Nurse Anesthetists (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf

    4. Proof of current certification, licensure or registration

    5. Unofficial transcript(s) - official college transcript(s) will be required before being hired.

    6. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf).

    Veterans must submit appropriate documentation as described in this vacancy announcement.

    If currently employed in the VA system, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

    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 1887926.

    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

    Qualified candidates will be referred every2 -3 weeks beginning January 18,2017 until all positions are filled. Selections may be made at any time; therefore, applicants are encouraged not to delay in submitting a complete application packet. The announcement will be closed once the positions have been filled. All applicants may receive consideration for six months from the date of application.

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