This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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: Med-Surg/Telemetry At least 1 year of med-surg/telemetry experience ACLS/BLS Process improvement experience desired IV and venipuncture experience desired Knowledge and experience with telemetry monitoring, including rhythm interpretation, preferred Intensive Care Unit A minimum of 2 years of recent critical care RN experience Moderate sedation experience preferred ACLS/BLS certification CCRN preferred ASOU/Endoscopy Moderate sedation experience is highly preferred At least 1-year critical care experience (ICU, ER) At least 3 years as an RN experience ACLS/BLS Endoscopy and radiology procedure experience preferred IV and venipuncture experience desired Emergency Department BSN preferred, with a MSN or related field preferred A minimum of two (2) years of related experience in the Emergency Department is preferred, and within the last 2 years Previous ICU experience maybe experienced. Current within the past year CEN preferred ACLS/BLS Operating Room Advanced knowledge and competencies in critical care nursing skills such as Hemodynamic monitoring, early recognition of Cardiac Lethal Dysrhythmias and effective treatment of life-threatening cardiac complications Functional expertise Experience with emergent care in acute/crisis situations. Performing ongoing cardiac monitoring for patients with critically acute and chronic health conditions Experience in the operation and monitoring of specialized equipment Strong clinical background in ICU/Critical Care/Medical surgical nursing, post/pre-operative care, and is responsible for the clinical, administrative, research, and educational aspects of the position Other additional duties that may occur in a variety of settings including: Front Door Covid Screening, Flu/Covid Vaccination, Covid Testing ACLS preferred, BLS required Inpatient Mental Health 25-2 Minimum 5-year current/recent RN experience in nursing preferred Minimum 1-3-year current/recent RN experience in psychiatric, mental health experience preferred Residential Mental Health 19-3, 25-1 ACLS preferred, BLS required 1-2 years of experience working with substance abuse/mental health Veterans Blind Rehabilitation Center Minimum 1 year current/recent RN experience in rehabilitation, medical-surgical or sub-acute experience preferred Extended Care/CLC 2- 3 years of clinical experience BSN preferred Primary Care Clinics At least 2 years clinical experience as a RN Outpatient nursing experience desired; Experience in managing chronic diseases and triage preferred BLS Certification Specialty Care Clinics A minimum of two (2) years professional nursing experience in Ambulatory Care Vaccination Clinic 2+ years RN experience Proficient in administering IM injections BLS certification Transfer Office Minimum of three (3) years of recent, (within past 5 years) full time clinical acute care experience as an RN or Care Manager BSN preferred Prior or current experience with healthcare eligibility determinations and/or continued stay reviews Float Pool BLS required, ACLS preferred At least 2 years of clinical experience required as an RN 1-2 years current experience in MedSurg, ICU, or ER preferred COVID Screening Areas ACLS preferred, BLS required 2 years of previous clinical experience Educators MSN in Nursing Education preferred, BSN Required Minimum of five (5) years of recent (within past 10 years) full time clinical experience as a RN Current or recent (within past 5 years) experience in an education setting either as instructor or staff developer in hospital setting preferred. Experience as educator in academic setting accepted Experience in designing, implementing, evaluating, and tracking educational offerings Experience in a simulation lab environment with conducting simulated learning experiences for all levels of learner with experience in Simulation Scenario Development Certification in Nursing Education (CNE), Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE-cl) or Staff Development preferred Instructor for BLS and ACLS 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. 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. ["This is an open continuous announcement until September 30, 2022. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. Applicants will remain active for 3 months after their initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period. The RN for will perform clinical duties as directed by the Associate Director for Patient Care Services through the Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Acute Care, Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services/ Long Term Care, designated Associate Chief of Nursing Service and Head Nurse (or designee) The RN will demonstrate leadership when providing nursing care and serve as a role model when assigned as team leader or charge nurse under the supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee. The Registered Nurse is responsible for managing and delivering care for complex patients care. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Implements nursing orders in a timely and accurate manner for patients with complex nursing care needs. Implements physician's orders in a timely and accurate manner, initiating resolution if impeded. Includes patient/family/significant other/health care provider in establishing realistic, measurable goals related to health education and treatment plan, seeking assistance as needed. Meets individual learning and discharge preparation needs by using appropriate resource personnel and approved educational materials. Documents nursing process including patient/family/significant other education and discharge planning in a timely manner. Assess/documents the patient's response to nursing intervention, anticipates potential changes in patient condition and response to treatment, initiating appropriate action and revising the care plan accordingly. Updates assessments on a continuum by recognizing changes in patient's needs and reestablishing priorities for care. Demonstrates competency/proficiency using the nursing process in providing care for patients with complex nursing care needs. Guide and directs others who provide care. Participates in established quality improvement studies and/or activities. Conducts self-assessment of performance and identifies own learning needs. Implements an ongoing educational plan to support own professional development. Refers to, consults with, and makes provision for continuity of care with other health care providers. Uses a body of research to validate and/or change own professional practice. Delegates care in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Assists patients in identifying and securing appropriate services. Work Schedule: Various schedules and may be discussed during the interview process\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Brandilyn Wasson at Brandilyn.Wasson@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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