Registered Nurse (Green House Home)

Location
North Chicago, IL
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 01, 2019
Closes
Mar 01, 2019
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The RN is aligned within the Geriatrics and Mental Health Services Directorate, Department of Geriatrics and Extended Care, Community Living Center Division and is responsible for providing the clinical leadership and expertise in the Green House Homes. He/she possesses intimate knowledge of Long Term Care federal regulations, VHA guidelines, medical review criteria, Minimum Data Set (MDS), clinical documentation requirements, current standards of care, compliance guidelines, and has been trained as a Clinical Support Team member for the Green House Homes which includes the roles of:
  • Care Role Model: recognizes the strengths and abilities of each resident, supporting these strengths to minimize excess disability, and ensuring that care approaches are person-directed and allow the veteran maximum control over his/her care and life.
  • Gerontological Nurse: ensure that care and treatment meets the highest standards of practice and incorporates the most current evidence-based approaches.
  • Care Partner: shares information with all individuals involved in care, listens, shares power, and fosters creativity by gathering multiple perspectives on any issue or situation.
  • Mentor/Teacher: acts as trusted guide to the Shabazim in the Green House, as well as imparting knowledge and teaching skills.

The Green House RN executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to the clinical management of the resident. The RN functional role includes organizing and coordinating the clinical components in response to individual healthcare needs along the illness and care continuum. The goals are to center services around the resident, to foster resident independence to their highest functional capacity, and maximize efficient and cost-effective use of health care resources. The RN utilizes all avenues of resources available to provide safe and efficient timely coordination of quality health care and interdisciplinary services.

Work Schedule: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm with Rotations
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:
Have a BSN OR a Baccalaureate Degree in a related healthcare field;
Have at least one (1) year of increasingly complex RN nursing practice;
Be current in BLS/CPR certification; and
Be broadly acquainted with clinical treatment modalities.

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: To perform in a fully successful manner, the individual must have the physical ability to perform job-related duties which include the following: light lifting (under 15 pounds); light carrying (under 15 pounds); straight pulling (1 hour or less); pushing (1 hour or less); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (1 hour or less); standing (1 hour or less); kneeling (less than 1 hour); repeated bending (1 hour or less); climbing (less than 1 hour); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; and hearing (aid permitted). The employee may encounter the following environmental factors: excessive noise, intermittent; slippery or uneven walking surfaces; working with hands in water; and working closely with others. A health examination must be successfully completed prior to this assignment and periodically thereafter as required by the Occupational Health Clinic policy. There will be intermittent exposure to blood and body fluids.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
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
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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