RN (Home Based Primary Care)

Location
Tampa, FL
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 10, 2018
Closes
Jan 26, 2018
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The function of the Registered Nurse is to provide, direct and supervise the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran population. The Registered Nurse possesses a broad-based clinical knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. The Registered Nurse effectively implements activities towards health promotion and prevention, management of acute and chronic illness states, assisting the veterans in attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation and provision of supportive measures for the dying patient and their significant others. The Registered Nurse is directly responsible to the designated Clinical Nurse Manager & Director of HBPC.

The HBPC RN provides direct patient care to the veteran's residences that require routine periods of traveling built into their tour of duty. This requires the RN to drive distances based on established radius from the home base office at Tampa VA and your region of care maybe assigned as needed either within (Hillsborough, Polk, Hernando, Pasco etc.).

Home based care nurses administer medications, monitor vital signs, lab draws/INR, Foley catheter insertion/changes, dressing changes, Blood glucose monitoring, Medi-planner assistance and educate patients and their companion on health care issues that are related the patient's conditions. They are the case manager between the facility and the veteran. Again, the nurse is responsible to report all finding to the interdisciplinary team provider therefore CPRS/ computer documentation is very important and required.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 0730-1600. Weekends and Holiday are not required, scheduled off.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Basic Requirements:
  • 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.
Preferred Experience: Minimum of recent 2 years nursing experience in Medical-Surgical or ICU/ER Nursing; Home Base Primary Care Experience preferred but not required

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.
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: Performs direct patient care; heavy lifting up to 45 pounds and over, heavy carrying up to 45 pounds and over, straight pulling up to 2 hours, pushing up to 2 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking up to 2 hours, standing up to 2 hours, kneeling up to 2 hours, repeated bending up to 2 hours, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted), and hearing without aid. Environmental factors may include; outside and inside work, constant noise, dust, fumes, smoke, or gases, working closely with others, protracted or irregular hours of work, and emotional strain.

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:

  • Resume
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.

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
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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