Registered Nurse (MICU)

Location
Montgomery, AL
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 02, 2018
Closes
Mar 02, 2018
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) is a critical care environment caring for cardiac, medical, and surgical patients. The MICU RN is responsible and accountable for providing direct care to a variety of critically ill patients. The MICU RN will provide nursing care to complex patients; independently carry out all nursing functions related to cardiac monitoring, treatments, medications, titration of vasoactive infusions, ventilator management, administration of blood/blood products, use of multiple protocols, use of conscious sedation for bedside procedures, and invasive monitoring modalities. The MICU RN will document observations, assessments, and changes in the patient's condition in a computerized patient record, collaborate with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes, provide a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. The MICU RN will participate in interdisciplinary team rounds daily to ensure optimal care of the veteran. The MICU RN must possess the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors, and members of the interdisciplinary team; participates as a unit member to enhance the work environment and foster healthy professional relationships. The MICU RN will be assigned to MICU, but will be cross-trained to fully function in the Emergency Department (ED), Operating Room (OR), Same Day Surgery (SDS), and the Medical/Surgical Unit. The MICU RN will also be assigned to float to these units based on patient care needs as deemed necessary by the Nurse Manager or Nursing Supervisor. The MICU RN must demonstrate the flexibility to work in a constantly changing, dynamic and diverse environment requiring excellent interpersonal, clinical, and critical thinking skills.

Work Schedule: Rotational; to include day, evening and night shifts, as well as holidays and weekend shifts.
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: Recent Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience, preferably 2 years. This experience must have been completed within the past 2 years.

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: Direct patient care; prolonged standing, walking, bending; prolonged pushing, pulling and lifting in excess of 45 pounds.

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 and Copy of Current License
  • 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), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850a and Copy of Current License
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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