Registered Nurse (Palliative Care)
The Registered Nurse in Palliative Care demonstrate proficiency in practice based on conscious and deliberate planning and long range setting in managing complex residents including residents who require rehabilitation, palliative, respite, wound, and restorative care. Self-directed in goal setting for managing complex client situations.
- Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process to client care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level.
- Provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff, including initiating and participating in ethics consultations.
- Manages program resources (financial, human, material, or informational) to facilitate safe, effective, and efficient care.
- Implements an educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for itself and others. Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends and professional issues. Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities.
- Uses the group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems. Coaches colleagues in team building. Makes sustained contributions to health care by sharing expertise within and/or outside the medical facility.
- Initiates interdisciplinary projects to improve organizational performance. Collaborates with others in research activities to improve care.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: Not a virtual position.
Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse, Palliative Care, VN-0610
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not AuthorizedBasic 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), previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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.
- English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
- Registered Nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.
- 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.
Physical Requirements: Physical demands include repetitive body movements including the following: frequently reaching, standing, walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care and assessment. This position requires extension of the hands and arms in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of care and assessment, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the resident. This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient care. This positions is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. This position requires moving about on feet to accomplish tasks. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move patients or supplies from one location to the next. This position requires exerting up to 35 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 15 pounds of force frequently to move objects. This position requires writing or otherwise working with fingers and/or hands, including one or both hands frequently including keyboard use to enter information into the computer, etc. This position requires substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers, as is done when entering patient notes into the computer.
Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). The ACLS requirement is satisfied by attaining, and maintaining, current status through an approved AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course. BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted.
Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes(You must see the checklist below to determine if you are required to submit other documents required to determine your eligibility/qualifications for the position):
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, SF-50's, etc.
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document