RN Home Health Aid

Location
Las Vegas, NV
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 13, 2018
Closes
Jan 26, 2018
Specialty
Home Health
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Home Maker Program
Knowledge of law, rules and regulations
Daily review of consults and consult management
Daily contact with Vendors in the community to assist with Veterans needs for nursing assistants in the home
Phone contact with Veterans for customer services and assisting with ordered needs
Working in collaboration with the Veteran Primary Care Physicians
Working in collaboration with the Vendors in the community to meet the needs of the Veterans in setting up services for nursing assistant
Accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assume responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Consider all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administer medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of predominance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs.

The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) is an interdisciplinary teaching healthcare system, serving medical and surgical, and mental health inpatients and outpatients: The outpatient population is managed via Primary Care (Patient Aligned Care Teams), Emergency Department, Same Day Medical & Surgical Programs, Case Management and other special programs. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to wear protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as the healthcare system includes a 24/7 hospital. The incumbent must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. Willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments. Makes caring for the veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards. Basic Life Support {BLS) requited for RNs in direct patient care positions. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required in specific specialty areas.

Work Schedule: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday; excluding Federal Holidays. (Scheduled hours will not exceed 40 hours per week)Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse

Financial Disclosure Report: Registered Nurse

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: 2-3 years in Home Health Aid

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: The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient, environmental and program needs. Specific requirements include: Moderate Lifting 35 lbs. Use of fingers both hands required Walking/standing intermittently up to a period of one continuous hour. Total walk/stand time for the day up to 4 hours. Intermittent sitting up to a period of one continuous hour, total sitting time for the day up to 4 hours. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously Ability to distinguish shades of colors Typing intermittently for approximately one to five hours per day Reaching above shoulder required to obtain supplies or light objects Fine motor movements of hand/fingers required to pump blood pressure bulb to obtain blood pressure readings up to 10 times per day. Hearing acuity to auscultate using stethoscope (i.e. blood pressure, lung sounds, etc). Corrected vision to 20/30 Ability to exert 20 lbs. of pressure to compress an adult chest 2" for approximately 1-2 minutes (CPR) Frequent hand washing/sanitizing required.

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:

  • 10-2850a
  • 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. Required at time of application

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.
  • 10-2850a
  • Resume
  • SF-50

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