Registered Nurse (Perioperative Services)

Location
Aurora, CO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 01, 2019
Closes
Mar 01, 2019
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Major duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Performs pre-procedure assessments, patient education, day of surgery admissions for both inpatient and outpatient procedures.
  • Provides post-procedure care for outpatients to include surgical, cardiac catheterization, bronchoscopy, and interventional radiology procedures.
  • Performs unit specific interventions and procedures to include cardiac monitoring and EKG interpretation, management of intraveous lines, management of pain, pre-operative skin preparation, operation of bladder scanner, continuous bladder irrigation, care of cardiac catheter sheaths, etc.
  • Applies the nursing process and demonstrates leadership in improving care.
  • Supports and enhances client self determination.
  • Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance. Educates colleagues and/or students and may serve as preceptor or mentor.
  • Uses the group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems.
  • Initiates or participates in quality improvement activities.

Work Schedule: Full Time (1.0 FTEE and Part Time (.625 FTEE). Rotating shifts, 8 and 10 hour shifts between the operational hours of 0530 to 1930 Monday through Friday. Operational hours may change based on business need
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.

Preferred Experience: Two to three years professional nursing experience in a phase I and/or phase II recovery.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN)
  • Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA)

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 requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. Potentially involves long periods of continued standing. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • 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. (This is a required form to be submitted before the closing date of the announcements by external applicants only)

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
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • 10-2850a APPLICATION FOR NURSES AND NURSE ANESTHETISTS
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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