Registered Nurse (RN) - 400 Acute Medical Unit
Acute Care/Observation 400 is a 10 bed medical unit staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to provide medical care for acutely ill patients. The nursing staff includes registered nurses and nursing assistants. The population served includes patients with a variety of medical and mental health diagnoses, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Rule Out Myocardial Infarction, pneumonia, cellulitis, alcohol and opioid withdrawal, among others. Patients range in age from 18 to frail elderly. Biological treatments include intravenous infusions, blood administration, medication administration, chronic wound interventions, and cardiac monitoring. The Acute Care unit provides an interdisciplinary approach to meeting the needs of patients who require respiratory services, physical and occupational therapy, as well as social work, nutritional services, and pastoral care. Discharge planning begins upon admission to prepare for and meet the patient's home-going needs. All services are provided under the direction of a medical provider, with average length of patient stay 2-5 days. In addition, the Acute Care unit nursing staff provide outpatient services daily services for blood transfusion and sleep studies.
Work Schedule: Multiple schedules available. Please indicate the shift(s) you are applying for.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
- 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.
- Critical thinking and clinical judgment required to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing and medical interventions.
- Essential skills include Advanced Cardiac Life Support recognition, intravenous insertion/monitoring, wound and skin assessment, patient instruction for medications/treatment/discharge needs, cardiac rhythm interpretation, and effective team-aligned communication.
- 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:
- VA Form 10-2850a
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
- VA Form 10-2850a
- Other Veterans Document