RN GI Department

Location
Redding, CA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 25, 2018
Closes
Feb 24, 2018
Specialty
ICU / CCU
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The incumbent is adaptable to function in pre, intra, and post procedural roles and utilizes the most current evidence to direct practice. These roles include; administration of moderate sedation, assisting in with General Anesthesia procedural cases and recovery, carrying out physician orders, administers medications with a focus on intravenous infusions for GI diseases, application of dressings, monitor vital signs, assists physician during examination procedures and complete nursing assessment pre and post procedure etc... The RN in coordination with technicians and LVN/LPNs must understand all components of standard precautions, PPE, setting up procedure rooms with respect to sterility, cleanliness, availability of functioning endoscopic equipment and supplies. The GI RN is the primary coordinator of all disciplines to ensure a well-coordinated patient care plan is implemented and a high standard of care is provided. The RN must be competent in monitoring, recording, documenting and communicating patient conditions to the healthcare team and the utilization of the electronic medical health record. The RN will be required to instruct and educate patient and families regarding pre op teaching and discharge planning. This includes the assessment and coordination of the patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team. The RN provides age and culturally appropriate care for all patient who access care though the GI services. The RN will orient and mentor new staff members. Care and preparation of pre- and post GI procedure patients. Demonstrates abilities in establishment of priorities and time management required. Will be trained in Urgent Care after orientation to GI and when staffing permits. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse interdisciplinary fast paced work environment required.

Work Schedule:
Week 1: Wed, Thurs Friday, Week 2: Monday Tuesday.
Hours: 7:30-4pm


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:
  • Current proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS) & ACLS through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current -VHA Directive 11-77)
  • Two years of Critical Care experience
  • One year of Endoscopy experience
  • Certified or have the experience in administering of Moderate Sedation
  • Completion of an Arrhythmia Recognition Course
  • BSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
  • Member of an appropriate professional nursing organization and seeks continuing education and professional development opportunities consistent with the annual learning plan.
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:
Use and function of all normal motor and sensory anatomy for provision of patient care, reading, writing, listening, observing/seeing, heavy lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, stooping, squatting, walking, standing, use of fine motor muscles; visual and auditory acuity; emotional intelligence to respond to stressful and/or emergent situations and crises appropriately and calmly; self-care skills to maintain physical, psychological, and emotional health. Examples include: heavy lifting of 45 pounds and over, heavy carrying of 45 pounds and over, straight pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking, standing, kneeling, repeated bending, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1-4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other.

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:

  • VA Form 10-2850a RN application
  • 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.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850a RN application
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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