Registered Nurse (Blind Rehabilitation)

Location
Biloxi, MS
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 03, 2018
Closes
Mar 03, 2018
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning for effective patient care by collecting data pertinent for assessing, planning, and evaluating nursing actions to ensure quality patient care.
  • Making nursing diagnoses, documenting, and implementing appropriate nursing care.
  • Initiating, developing, revising and utilizing a nursing care plan that is individualized and current for each patient.
Work Schedule: 8 Hour Shifts, Varies, Rotating as needed
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education: 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.
  • Licensure: 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.
  • Physical Standards: Registered Nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must undergo a pre-employment physical as required by VA policies and procedures.
  • English Language Proficiency: Registered Nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
BLS Requirement: Current certification in BLS is required for all staff providing direct patient care, and police. If selected, obtain such certification in order to avoid any delays in the hiring process.

Preferred Experience: In addition to the basic qualification requirements, applicants must address in a separate statement demonstrated evidence of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities determined to be essential for satisfactory performance in the position.
  • Minimum 1 year current/recent RN experience in rehabilitation, medical-surgical or sub-acute experience preferred.
  • Evidence of positive interpersonal relationship skills and ability to work as a team player in an interdisciplinary setting.
  • Evidence of sound documentation skills in CPRS, BCMA, direct care, care planning, provide patient education, assessment and intervention skills, and skilled nursing.
  • Evidence of the ability to work in a busy unit setting and the ability to delegate and evaluate nursing care.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
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, March 17, 2009. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements:
Heavy Lifting (45 pounds and over); heavy carrying (45 pounds and over); straight pulling; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (3 hours); standing (3 hours); kneeling (1/4 hour); repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; vision corrected to read fine print; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of color; hearing (aid permitted); mental/emotional stability; no skin allergies preventing the use of protective equipment.

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
  • Transcript
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
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850A, License/Registration, Copy of BLS Certification
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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