Registered Nurse-Med/Surg

Location
Indianapolis, IN
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 12, 2018
Closes
Jul 12, 2018
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an open continuous announcements to fill vacancies on an as needed basis. A list of applicants will be sent to the selecting officials two (2) weeks after the opening date and as needed thereafter.

Possible vacancies in our facility are in the following areas: 7 North, 7 South, 8 North & 8 South.

Duties are but not limited to:
  • Accountable as the primary nurse for a defined group of patients for an assigned tour of duty.
  • Demonstrates technical and operational knowledge and is able to apply these skills in the clinical setting.
  • Operates specialized therapeutic and life support equipment.
  • Collaborates with physicians and ancillary services.
  • Provides patient teaching as appropriate.
  • Analyzes and upgrades patient care through quality improvement activities.
  • Monitors activities occurring within the department when acting in the charge nurse capacity.
  • Strives to maintain clinical competencies through continuous study, in-services and participation in obtaining continuing education units.
  • Based on education and experience, may be assigned responsibilities as a preceptor or relief charge nurse.
  • Demonstrates integration of biopsychosocial concepts, cognitive skills, and technically competent practice in providing care to clients with simple or complex needs.
  • Administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager and responsible for other team members, i.e. RN, LPN, NA. Performs other related duties as required by Nurse Manager.

Work Schedule: 7:30pm-8:00am, 3:30pm-12 Midngiht, rotating weekends and holidays
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.
  • 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.

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 involves considerable amount of standing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and turning. It requires restraining confused clients, repositioning patients, assisting with transfers from wheel chairs/stretchers and transporting them to other departments or facilities. Mechanical devices are available and are required to be used for heavy or difficult to lift clients. The work may involve pushing or lifting in excess of 50 pounds and going up and down flights of stairs. The position requires visual and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care. The position requires the nurse to work for periods of time with arms above shoulder level or with neck in a fully flexed or extended position and the ability to physically control or defend against emotionally ill clients. The position also requires ability to work on computers for extended periods of time

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, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists
  • 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.
OF-306, https://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=306&tkey=&Action=Search
SF-50 required for all current employees of VA for internal consideration.

Failure to provide one of the documents listed above (SF-50 or VA Form 10-2850a) will result in ineligibility.

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
  • VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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