Registered Nurse (Hematology/Oncology)

Location
Ann Arbor, MI
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 24, 2019
Closes
Mar 24, 2019
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Registered Nurse assigned to Hematology Oncology subspecialty service performs in assigned clinical, administrative and coordinating capacities and follows established guidelines to provide and coordinate health care for patients served by the Hematology Oncology subspecialty clinics. The nurse participates in the facilitation of access to Hematology-Oncology care in the assessment of new patients, devising care plans, direct delivery of care and coordinating the care of others. The nurse provides education for patients and their families as relates to hematology and oncology disease processes and care. The nurse administers parental chemotherapy, biotherapy, and hormonal therapy as well as the supportive infusions therapy of drugs and blood products. The RN is responsible for the maintenance of vascular access devices and for the use of ambulatory infusion pumps. Care activities include ordering labs, consults, and scheduling appointments. The nurse plays a central role in pain and symptom management, palliative care and end of life care by assessing and counseling patients and collaborating with other professions including physicians, pharmacists, social workers and other nurses. The nurse provides both team and disease based case management to patients. The nurse carries out preventive health screening including patient education, performing health screening, and providing vaccinations. The RN plays a key role in ensuring safe and optimal care is provided, especially as it realties to patients receiving procedures. The incumbent is engaged in clinic efficiency management, including implementation of advanced clinic access principles and is responsible for ongoing evaluation and implementation of clinic efficiency enhancement (e.g. technology, scheduling, clinic operational practices) in collaboration with specialty clinic team members and physicians. The nurse demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care to the adult/ geriatric population through collaborative strategies and in compliance with either the Michigan or Ohio Nurse Practice Acts, in addition to Medical Center and Department standards. The incumbent provides direct nursing care to individual and groups of patient sunder the guidance and direction of the Nurse Manager, and assists with the direction and supervision of other assigned clinical and/or clerical staff.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am. to 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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.

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 Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds heavy carrying, 45 pounds straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; walking & standing 8-12 hours; repeated bending 8 hours; both legs required;
ability for rapid mental & muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable @ 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aide permitted). Transferring patients and objects may be required. 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 occasionally 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.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • 10-2850a
  • Resume

REQUIREMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION - applicants are required to submit the following:
1. REQUIRED: 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.
2. REQUIRED: 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.

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
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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