RN SCI / ECRS

3 days left

Location
Saint Louis, MO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 24, 2018
Closes
Jun 23, 2018
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program or a recruitment incentive may be authorized with a 2 year service obligation agreement. Please contact Human Resources and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information

FUNCTIONS:

1. Demonstrates successful performance in applying the nursing process.

2. Participates in performance improvement activities in the unit, service line and Medical Center.

3. Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the care of the spinal cord injury, quadriplegic and paraplegic patient or geriatric, rehab, terminal and long-term patient. .

4. Demonstrates an excellent customer service philosophy with both internal and external customers.

5. Demonstrates collaborative relationships with the Inter-disciplinary teams in providing continuity of care to the patient.

6. Demonstrates self-motivation and independence in professional development, organization of tasks/assignments for the nursing team and in providing a safe patient care environment.

7. Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the completion of spinal cord injury care, documentation and standards (i.e. CARF guidelines for rehab, sustaining care program).

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:
1. Hospice and Palliative care or spinal cord injury nursing experience preferred.
2. One year medicine/surgery nursing experience preferred.
3. Certification as Certified Hospice and palliative Nurse (CHPN), Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) and/or Gerontology Certification preferred.
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.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Performance Evaluation
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • 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. (Current VA St Louis employees do not need to complete this document).

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.
  • Performance Evaluation
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Resume

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