Registered Nurse - Intermittent OPEN CONTINUOUS

Location
Anchorage, AK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 13, 2018
Closes
Feb 13, 2018
Specialty
Ambulatory Care
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Registered Nurse at the Alaska VA Healthcare System will work in the Primary Care Service Department. The clinic provides outpatient care to patients who present with urgent/chronic medical conditions, change in mental status and/or functional decline. The RN is able to manage and deliver care to complex patient situations. Based on education and experience, may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor, charge nurse, triage/telephone triage nurse; may be a care manager for a defined group of patients under the guidance of the Associate Chief of Nursing of Primary Care. May also function independently in a clinical education, quality management or research role. Per CDC regulations, the RN in PCC will be rated for exposure to blood borne pathogens as a moderate risk. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve care.

  • Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care.
  • Initiates/participates in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes.
  • Evaluates practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statutes, and regulations; takes action to improve performance.
  • Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice.
  • Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance.
  • Educates colleagues and/or students and serves as a preceptor and/or mentor.
  • Supports and enhances client self-determination.
  • Serves as a resource for clients and staff in addressing ethical issues.
  • Uses group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems.
  • Uses a body of research to validate and/or change work group practice.
Work Schedule: 5 days per week, not to exceed 8 hours per day between the hours of 6 am to 6 pm.(subject to change at the discretion of the agency)
Position Description Title/PD#: Nurse II, Unit: Primary Care Clinic 000000
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Telework: This position has been determined to be not suitable for telework.
Bargaining Unit Status: AFGE
Relocation Expenses have not been authorized for this recruitment effort.
Relocation Recruitment Incentives have not been authorized for this recruitment effort.

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: Primary Care

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: May require occasional heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.); standing, walking, and kneeling; pushing/pulling; the use of fingers on both hands; ability to reach above shoulders; repeated bending; climbing using legs and arms; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable to 13" to 16" so Jaeger 1/to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic color and shades of colors; and hearing (hearing aid permitted).

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
SF50
Veteran Preference Documentation
VA Form 306
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