Registered Nurse

Location
Muskogee, OK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 05, 2018
Closes
Mar 05, 2018
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
***THIS VACANCY IS OPEN CONTINUOUSLY UNTIL DECEMBER 5th, 2018 OR UNTIL FILLED. APPLICANTS WILL BE REVIEWED FOR ELIGIBILITY EVERY OTHER FRIDAY (EVERY TWO WEEKS)***

This position is located in the Patient Care service of the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS), Muskogee, OK. The incumbent for this position may be assigned to one of the following areas: Med/Surg, ICU, Surgery, Oncology, Psych (inpatient), Palliative Care, Emergency Department, Rehab. Some of the duties include but are not limited to:
  • Providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems.
  • Ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Must be able to use sound judgment to prioritize work assignment based on patient needs, review appointment schedule to prevent too many over books, and provide input into the scheduling process by prioritizing patient according to stat and urgent needs.
  • Functions independently in the complex environment with acute care experience and must be able to adapt to the constant changing environment. Patient care activities can range from simple recovery after local anesthesia to complex patient conditions that require critical care.
  • Collaborates with members of the surgical team and other multi-disciplinary teams in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care for the scheduled, unscheduled, or emergent surgical procedures.
  • Knowledge of electronic health care record keeping.
  • S(H)e demonstrates knowledge and competencies in critical care nursing and is able to follow ICU protocols.
  • Collaborates with physicians and ancillary services in planning and implementing the patient's plan of care.
  • Provides care to patients with acute psychiatric conditions, who range in age from adults (18-64) and adults (65+).
  • S(H)e demonstrates knowledge and competencies in technical and operational knowledge and is able to apply these skills in the clinical setting; they will also operate specialized therapeutic equipment.
  • The Emergency Room unit specializes in treating Adult (18-65) and Senior Adult (65+) patients with acute conditions.
  • Common medical conditions include cardiac, respiratory, infectious, renal, hematology, endocrine, psychiatric, and oncology disease processes.
  • Completes an initial (triage) assessment and all ongoing assessments.
  • The RN is responsible for the delivery of fundamental, knowledge-based care to assigned rehab patients while developing technical competencies.
  • The RN understands professional practice standards and principles and applies these concepts into rehab practice. The RN must possess the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary rehab practice setting.
  • The RN must complete mandatory and annual competencies for equipment and procedures, adhere to unit-based protocols, maintain a current BLS certification, and work collaboratively with other disciplines in the Medical Center.
Work Schedule: Various Tours Available in Med/Surg, ICU, Surgery, Oncology, Psych (inpatient), Palliative Care, Emergency Department, and Rehab.
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.
    • 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.
Preferred Experience:
  • BLS, ACLS certified
  • 1 year RN experience
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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • 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), etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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