Critical Care Registered Nurse
The incumbent will evaluate clinical practice and initiate change based on current concepts and findings from research and/or evidence based studies. Performs diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures appropriate to the practice setting. Provides leadership in interpreting, supporting and implementing Medical Center and Specialty Care philosophy, policies, procedures, standards, guidelines and quality improvement processes. Accepts responsibility and maintains accountability for own actions and for professional and personal growth. Serves as a consultant in clinical practice. Communicates and works effectively with others. Initiates and leads groups of personnel and interdisciplinary groups. Establishes relationships with professional and/or health related groups with the community. Member of the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) code blue team.
Work Schedule: Various 12 hour shifts with occasional 8 hour shifts and rotations required. Shift assignments will be discussed at time of interview.
- 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. OR 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) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
- 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." Applicants and individuals appointed on or after November 30, 1999, who have been licensed, registered, or certified (as applicable to such position) in more than one State and who had such license, registration, or certification revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care by any of those States, or voluntarily relinquished a license, registration or certification in any of those States after being notified in writing by that State of potential termination for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment, unless the revoked or surrendered license, registration, or certification is restored to a full and unrestricted status."
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.
Straight pulling (1-2 hrs); Pushing (1-2 hrs) Reaching above shoulder (1-2 hrs); Kneeling; Repeated bending (1-2 hrs)
Walking (2-4 hrs); Standing (2-6 hrs): Use of fingers; Use of both hands: Near vision correctable; Far vision correctable: Depth perception; Hearing (aide permitted): Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously
Work closely with others, as well as, protracted or irregular hours of work
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online credentialing process.
To be eligible for Interview, you must submit:
A detailed Resume or CV
Other required documents post interview
1. Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (10-2850a)
2. Current supervisor reference or current performance evaluation
3. 306 -Declaration for federal employment
4. Copy of BLS (Basic Life Support) Card
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.