Registered Nurse (Operating Room)

Location
Wichita, KS
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 11, 2018
Closes
Jan 23, 2018
Specialty
OR / PACU
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The RN practices within the Surgical Services and under the umbrella of Patient Care Services providing care to Veterans. The Operating Room RN provides, directs and supervises the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse Veteran population of varying complexity in the inpatient/ outpatient perioperative setting. The operating rooms specialize in caring for adult and geriatric Veterans during the perioperative experience in a variety of surgical specialties. The nurse has the technical and operational knowledge and clinical skills to function as a circulating and scrub nurse in all the services. The nurse must demonstrate competency in a variety of specialized diagnostic and treatment procedures. The nurse is accountable for promoting patient safety, continuity/quality of care and general well-being of the patient. The nurse collaborates with physicians and ancillary services to provide this care. The nurse analyzes and upgrades patient care through quality improvement activities and monitors activities occurring within the department when acting in the charge nurse capacity.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm (May Vary)
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: One year of experience working in the Operating Room.

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: Duties are performed in the operating rooms which require special Operating Room (OR) attire with regular and recurring exposure to radiation, blood, body fluids, laser energy, and potentially toxic chemicals as listed in the facility chemical inventory system. The RN must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) supplied to protect from inherent environmental hazards. PPE includes but is not limited to: protective eyewear, surgical hood, lead apron, laser glasses, knee high booties, impervious gown, gloves. Physical components of the position require lifting of light to heavy objects. Pushing up to 30-pound force is required to move patient carts around the work unit. To perform CPR, a minimum of 125 pound of force is recommended by the American Heart Association. Use of both hands and fingers is required along with the ability to reach above the shoulders. Neck range of motion must be sufficient to allow the RN to fully scan the entire sterile field to assess for breaks in sterility. Visual acuity, with or without corrective devices must be sufficient to allow for visualization of sure needle to 4.8 mm. The RN must have ability to distinguish low range sound and/or voice in surgical suite environment with competing background conversations, alarms and equipment noise. Occasional kneeling is required for some operating room procedures. The position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position also requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing.

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
  • Transcript
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. Required Prior to Job Offer.

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), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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