RN Spinal Cord - Intermittent

Location
Miami, FL
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 14, 2018
Closes
Mar 14, 2018
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The incumbent is responsible for patient care, patient assessment, documentation, medication administration and performing all elements of the nursing process in the spinal cord injury unit. Hours of work may include permanent off tours, rotating shifts, including some weekends and holidays.

The incumbents will float between medical/surgical units 11ab, 11cd and 12cd providing nursing care within the medical and surgical sections at the Miami VAMC to include: Patient care, patient assessment, documentation, medication administration and performing all elements of the nursing process; ensures that quality care is provided in an efficient and safe manner, consistent with the unit's standard of care. Under the supervision of the Medical/Surgical Nurse Managers, the incumbent delivers the highest quality patient care to a wide variety of medical/surgical patients to include telemetry, oncology and acute rehab as well as most surgical specialties in accordance with policies, procedures, and professional standards of care. The incumbent collaborates with an interdisciplinary team to continuously improve quality, productivity and efficiency. The incumbent provides continuous observation and assessment of patients using physical examination, verbal and written communication from patients, family and other healthcare team members. The incumbents will float between the Community Living Center, CLC1, CLC2, CLC3 and provide nursing care to the residents.

NOTE: INCUMBENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO FLOAT WITHIN THE THREE Medical/Surgical Units and Community Living Center as needed.

Work Schedule: Evenings, Nights at least a minimum of four (4) tour of duty per month, this include at least one (1) schedule weekend per month and at least one (1) schedule major holiday a year.

Financial Disclosure Report: 30178F, 30179F, 30180F

Basic Requirements:
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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: Nursing experience in Spinal Cord Injury:
1) A minimum of 1 to 2 years of successful nursing practice; solid medical/surgical
2) Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
3) Assessment skills, critical thinking, leadership skills.

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: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted)

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:

  • 10-2850A; Licenses
  • 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), etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • 10-2850A; Licenses
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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