Nurse/ RN Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Location
Dallas, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 01, 2018
Closes
Dec 31, 2018
Specialty
CRNA, OR / PACU, Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components.
  • Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction.
  • Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture; values, and previous experiences.
  • Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines.
  • Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Must be self-directed and comfortable working independently, but able to function effectively as a team member.
  • Effective communication skills and tact in dealing with patients, families, and staff.
  • Must have physical capabilities to initiate crisis intervention measures and the ability and knowledge to perform in nursing care emergencies.
  • Must be willing to cross-train in areas covered by Day Surgery/PACU/Radiology.
  • Must be dependable and highly motivated.

Work Schedule: 8-hour flexible shift M-F. Tours will include "on call" and Saturday rotations
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required (update to Required if applicable)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.
  • English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR
  • Must possess experience from three (3) to five (5) years as Registered Nurse at a Post Anesthesia Care or Critical Care Unit.

Preferred Experience: CPAN Certification preferred. .

NOTE: BLS and ACLS (Selected applicant must have a current BLS and ACLS Training at time of initial appointment or reassignment).

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: Lifting up to 35A,Ëpounds for 8-12 hours, intermittently, moderate carrying (15-35 pounds) for 8 to. 12 hours, intermittently, lifting over 35 pounds with assistive devices in accordance with the Safe Patient Handling Policy except in emergent situations requiring prompt patient care, pulling for 8 to 12 hours intermittently, pushing for 8-12 hours, intermittently, reaching above the shoulders for 8-12 hours, intermittently, both hands required, walking 8-12 hours, intermittently, standing 8-12 hours intermittently, kneeling 8 to 12 hours, intermittently, repeated bending for 8-12 hours, intermittently, climbing and use of both legs and arms for 8-12 hours, intermittently, both legs required, near vision at 13 to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing aid permitted, twisting, simple grasp and fine manipulation. 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 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. The incumbent must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.None

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

FOR EMPLOYEES OCCUPYING A REGISTERED NURSE POSITION WITH THE VETERANS AFFAIRS:
  • Resume, required.(Your RN experience must be reflected on your resume to include hours worked per week and specific dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present) see checklist.
  • SF 50: Copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing grade and step, required.

FOR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CANDIDATES NOT OCCUPYING A REGISTERED NURSE POSITION WITH THE VETERANS AFFAIRS
  • Resume, required.(Your RN experience must be reflected on your resume to include hours worked per week and specific dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present) see checklist.r
  • Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist - VA Form 10-2850a, required. - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.
  • For Federal employees only : SF 50: Copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing grade and step, required.

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
  • Other
  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

Similar jobs

Similar jobs