Nurse/ RN Operating Room

Location
Dallas, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 11, 2018
Closes
Jan 10, 2019
Specialty
OR / PACU, Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. Resumes/Questionnaires received in USA Staffing in response to this announcement will be maintained in the USA Staffing job file. Qualification determinations will be done based on the applicant's resume/questionnaire/documents submitted for the position and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to Service.

**The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on Thursday, July 12, 2018** .Subsequent referrals of qualified applicants will be referred on the last day of each month (Cutoff dates) or as need it. The vacancy announcement will remain open until closed, canceled or filled.**

As a Registered Nurse for the Operating Room, incumbent will be expected to scrub and circulate for all surgical specialties. Unit-specific orientation will be provided. The ability to scrub and circulate Cardio-Thoracic procedures is preferred. Must be self-directed and competent to work independently, able to work with teams of various professions, able to work under stressful situations, and have the physical ability to stand for long periods of time when in the scrub role.A BSN and a minimum of one year current or recent experience in the OR is preferred.

Some of the duties are, but not limited to:
  • Assume responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education 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.
  • Influences care outcome?,Ës by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs.

Work Schedule: Various shifts with "on call" and Holiday rotations
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Recruitment incentive: is authorized for this position.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): may be authorized.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.

Quality Ranking Factor:
  • One (1) year of Registered Nurse experience in Operating Room (preferred).
  • BSN (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.

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

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 35?,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:
  • 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.
  • 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 current employees only: 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

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