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Registered Nurse

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Biloxi
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Summary 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. Responsibilities This is an open continuous announcement until September 29, 2023. 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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards 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. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Various schedules and may be discussed during the interview process Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Brandilyn Wasson at Brandilyn.Wasson@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications 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: 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 Process improvement experience desired 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 with: Arrythmia interpretation, Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring, Cardioversion, Cardiac resuscitation, Pacemakers (external and transvenous), Thrombolysis, Volume expanders, Chest tube insertion, mechanical ventilation, Post-Anesthesia care, IV pain management, overdose protocols, Acute Myocardial Infarction (MI) protocols, Immediate post-operative care of vascular patients, abdominal surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and pacemaker surgery, Conscious sedation, IV vasoactive and inotropic medication, treatment of Gastroenterology and Renal patients, Pulmonary Edema, Severe respiratory patients with CO2 monitoring, Epidural Catheters, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) bundles: Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)/Central Venous Line (CVL), etc. Experience in the operation and monitoring of specialized equipment such as ventilators, cardiac monitors, arterial lines, central venous and Swan-Ganz pressure lines, fiber optic laryngoscopes, auto transfusion units, and specialized operating room and patient care beds Experience with emergent care in acute/crisis situations. Performing ongoing cardiac monitoring for patients with critically acute and chronic health conditions 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 Primary Care Clinics At least 2 years clinical experience as a RN Outpatient nursing experience desired; Experience in managing chronic diseases and triage preferred Skilled in patient and family education for patient medications and disease processes. BLS Certification Community Programs/Home Based Primary Care Current and unrestricted driver's license required At least 2 years clinical experience as a RN Home Health, Primary Care, Long Term Care, or Outpatient nursing experience highly desired 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 Proficient in using COVID safety precautions BLS certification COVID Screening Areas ACLS preferred, BLS required 2 years of previous clinical experience 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. Salary range from $60,201 - $62,007 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. Salary range from $63,813 - $65,619 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. Salary range from $67,425 - $80,067 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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. Salary range from $75,924 - $100,971 Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience. Salary range from $108,166 - $143,850 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. Education IMPORTANT: 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. Additional Information Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over), heavy carrying (45 pounds and over), straight pulling (1 hour), pushing (1 hour), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (7 hours), standing (7 hours), kneeling (0.5 hours), repeated bending (7 hours), 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, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing without aid, mental and emotional stability, working with detergents and antiseptic solutions. Environmental Factors include: outside and inside, dust, working around machinery with moving parts, working with hands in water, working closely with others, and protracted or irregular hours of work. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. 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 insolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. 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 to working effectively in effectively 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. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Biloxi , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Biloxi, Mississippi

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