Staff RN 4E/W Medical/Surgical Floor
* Documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition.
* Collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes.
* Providing pre-and post-operative and pre-and post-procedural care.
* Providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems.
* Accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade.
* Possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work.
* Demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program.
* Ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.
Work Schedule: Multiple Tour of Duty's (TOD) areavailable
- M-F 1830-0700 variableTOD with duty every other weekend.
- M-F 0630-1900 variable TOD with duty every other weekend.
Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse
PLEASE BE SURE TO REVIEW AND PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
1. Resume: Please include an updated and detailed Resume with complete dates, hours, etc.
2. Copies of License and Certificates.
Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.
- 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.
- 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.
Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found athttp://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf
Preferred Experience: 3-5 years of Experience in Med/Surg is preferred and BLS Certified.
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: 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.
This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. The incumbent 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 incumbent 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. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.
PLEASE BE SURE TO REVIEW AND PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS AS APPLICABLE:
1. Resume: Please include an updated and detailed Resume. (Required)
2. VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists - (Available
3. Copy of BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
4. Copy of Transcript - Transcript of all college courses are required for the position. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html); which will be verified by Human Resources. (Required)
5. SF-50: If currently or previously employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. Do not submit an SF-50 that's a cash award because it doesn't provide your grade, step and salary.
6. DD-214: Provide Member Copy 4 which shows type of discharge.
7. Rating Letter: 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 (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
8. SF-15: 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 (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). 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.