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Registered Nurse

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Job Description:

* VideosVideos* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThis is an open continuous announcement until September 30, 2021. Qualified Applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. All applicants may receive consideration for 3 months from the date of application. If you wish to be considered after that period, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate your continued interest.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThe 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 SchedulesFunctional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse/000000Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredRecruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for a highly qualified candidatePCS Relocation Expenses: Not AuthorizedTravel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNone* Job family (Series)0610 NurseSimilar jobs* Nurses, Psychiatric* Psychiatric Nurses* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job* Designated and/or random drug testing required* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959* You may be required to serve a probationary period* Subject to a background/security investigation* Must be proficient in written and spoken English* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process* Must pass pre-employment physical examination* Must have a current, full, active, unrestricted license as a RNQualificationsApplicants 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:RN Endoscopy:* 3-5 years RN experience preferred* 2 years' RN experience in Endoscopy and/or Critical Care clinical area preferred* 2 years' experience in delivery of moderate sedation preferredRN Community Living Center* 1-2 years' experience in a long-term care/dementia setting* 1-2 years of RN experience* Bachelor of Science in Nursing* Demonstrates sound judgment, nursing process and critical thinking skillsPACT/CBOC* Two years' experience as a RN in a Primary Care setting and/or case management experience.* Incumbent possess impeccable communication skills, professionalism and ability to oversee multiple aspects of care delivery for a busy Primary Care Team.* Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a team including a Provider, Licensed Practical Nurse and Medical Support Assistant along with partners such as Pharmacist, Dietician, Social Worker, Mental Health professionals and others.Urgent Care Clinic* 2 years of Emergency department or urgent care RN experience* ACLS certificationOperating Room* 3-5 years RN experience* 2 years of operating room professional (RN) nursing experience* ACLS certificationMed-Surg* 1 year of clinical RN experience* ACLS certification* Bachelor of Science in Nursing* Demonstrates sound judgment, nursing process and critical thinking skillsCritical Care* 1 -2 years of recent Critical Care RN experience* ACLS certification* Bachelor of Science in Nursing* Demonstrates sound judgment, nursing process and critical thinking skillsMental Health (Inpatient)* Minimum 2 years of clinical RN experience* ACLS certification* Bachelor of Science in Nursing* Demonstrates sound judgment, nursing process and critical thinking skills* Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing* Knowledge of computer systems and standard software programs* Demonstrated skills in managing complex systems, with advanced organizational skills* Knowledge and understanding of VA regulations, policies, procedures, Joint commission Standards, CARF, and other internal and external accrediting bodies.* Demonstrates a pleasant and respectful disposition* Demonstrates the ability to respond in a positive manner with employees and stakeholders.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.Physical Requirements:This position requires visual acuity (including depth perception), keen hearing (aide permitted), clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity in both hands. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking (2-4 hours), standing (2-6 hours), stooping, sitting, bending, pulling (1-2 hours), and pushing (1-2 hours). lifting (> 50 pounds), carrying (> 50 pounds). Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. Must be able to work closely with others, as well as protracted or irregular hours of work. Must be compliance with the use of ergonomic exercises and employee safety requirements.EducationIMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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