Registered Nurse

Location
Sioux Falls, SD
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 12, 2018
Closes
Feb 11, 2018
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for a four Part-time, Permanent, Registered Nurses. These positions will be located in the Community Living Center (CLC) in the Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service. As a Registered Nurse, you are responsible for the following duties to include, but not limited to:

  • The Community Living Center (CLC) registered nurse is an expert in providing, directing or influencing the care of adult and geriatric Veterans, their families and significant others in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of dynamics of aging as well as the interventions necessary for health promotion, palliative care, and for management of health status changes.
  • Provides comprehensive nursing services independently or collaboratively with clinical and administrative staff and interdisciplinary teams.
  • Through administration, education, research and theory-based clinical practice, the CLC registered nurse advances the health care of adult and geriatric Veterans.
  • The incumbent must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to adult and geriatric Veterans in the CLC environment.
  • Assesses data reflective of the Veteran's status, and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each Veteran's requirements relative to their age-specific needs, providing care as needed as described in policies and procedures.
NOTE: Assignment to other areas of the service line, medical center, or other CBOC's may be required. The Registered Nurse reports to the Nurse Manager and works in collaboration with his/her assigned CORE team, however, assignments may be made to other areas for purposes of cross coverage.
Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically NIGHTS, with rotating holidays and weekends. Flexibility in tours is required. Additional information regarding the work schedule of this position will be discussed during the interview process.
Functional Statement: Registered NurseBasic Requirements
  • Citizen of the United States.
  • 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.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Grade Determination: 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. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.
The criteria are as follows:
  • Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization
  • Professional Development: performance, education/career development
  • Collaboration: collaboration, collegiality
  • Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.
Education/Experience Minimum Requirements:
Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6, Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
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.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work requires some standing, walking, bending, lifting, and carrying of light items. The work requires agility and dexterity and may require heavy lifting of equipment or patients. In many situations, the duration of the activity (such as most of a workday) contributes to the arduous nature of the job. Duties require extensive periods of standing and walking. Working with patients requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, and similar activities.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the following REQUIRED material listed below:
  1. Complete and current professional resume or CV.
  2. 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.
  3. Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. (Listed within the Application Manager program when you click on the "Apply Online" button)
  4. 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.

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