NURSE - Supplemental Staffing Pool
The Seattle VAMC is a Level 1a major interdisciplinary teaching facility with service-lines serving critical care services (MICU, SICU), medical and surgical inpatients, Primary Care, with a Level III Emergency Department, Community living Center, Spinal Cord Injury and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). There is a large outpatient and inpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities at the Seattle site. The supplemental staff nurse will be assigned to units on an as needed basis. Unit assignment will be based on individual training and experience.
- Independently plans and delivers technically competent care to patients with complex needs.
- Safely and effectively uses equipment required for patient care. Reports equipment in need of repair.
- Recognizes subtle abnormal signs and symptoms and/or changes in patients' condition and responds appropriately.
- Makes assignments and directs activities of unit staff, (RNs, LPNs, students, PSAs, other team members).
- Formulates and implements a plan of care based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice.
- Completes initial assessment of patient condition and response to treatment and initiates follow-up as needed.
- Includes the patient and family/significant other in developing the initial plan of care, establishing goals, and discharge planning
- Updates plan of care as needed based on patient responses.
- Assesses patient's learning needs, learning preference, and readiness to learn.
- Develops and implements a plan to meet learning needs, instructing patients and families in educational needs and discharge planning.
- Documents the nursing process. Documentation is technically informative, consistent, accurate, concise, and timely manner.
- Evaluates and documents patient response to interventions and progress towards attainment of expected outcomes.
- Completes notes and/or uses addenda to avoid unsigned progress notes.
- Revises plan of care according to evaluations of patient responses.
- Uses the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and the Bar Coded Medication Administration (BCMA) software per policy.
- Manages nursing care of patients.
- Provides direction to staff in meeting patient care needs.
- Ensures that assigned delegated tasks are completed by team members.
- Organizes and completes own assignments in a safe and timely manner, assisting team members as necessary.
- Organizes and prioritizes in order to meet changing patient care needs and staff assignments.
- Assigns patient care responsibilities based upon patient needs and competencies of staff.
- Demonstrates grade-appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills.
- 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.
- 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.
- minimum of 1 year successful nursing practice in an acute medical/surgical setting
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- 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.
Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists
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
- VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists
- Other Veterans Document