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Registered Nurse

VA Medical Center


Location:
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Date:
07/12/2018
2018-07-122018-08-11
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Case Manager
  • Oncology
  • Nurse Manager
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Infection Control
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Long Term Care
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health
  • Director of Nursing
  • Home Health
  • Emergency Services
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Job Details

Locations
Texarkana, AR; Monroe, LA; Shreveport, LA; Longview, TX
Summary
Open continuous announcement. Positions may be filled at any time. Qualified applications will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and/or until selection(s) have been made.

Critical Care Service encompasses the ED, ICU, Stepdown, OR, Day Surgery, PACU, and the GI Lab:
  • Nurses in these areas are highly skilled professionals who work closely with other nursing and medical and or surgical staff to ensure that all patients receive optimal care.
Acute Care Services encompasses Medical/Surgical, Palliative Care, Hematology/Oncology:
  • Medical/Surgical nurse must manage and deliver care for complex patient situations incorporating age-specific considerations. Functions as a primary caregiver, team leader or charge nurse (as needed).
Ambulatory Care Services encompasses a range of clinical areas which includes:
  • Primary Care, Specialty Care, Virtual Care/TeleHealth, and three Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's). These clinical areas provide a wide range of outpatient care services to our local veterans to aid in management of acute and chronic illnesses as well as preventative health care to aid in reducing the need for hospital admission and to promote overall health.
Work Schedule(s): There are a variety of shifts available depending on the area(s) assigned (see below):.
  • Acute Care: Days - 0645-1915, Rotating weekends off, Schedules are subjected to change, adequate notice will be given. The night tour is the only time that is missing: Nights - 1845-0715
  • Ambulatory Care: Monday - Friday 0730-1600 (Primary Care only: In addition to regular tour of duty, will provide occasional late clinic patient care and occasional rotation of extended clinic hours from 1600-18:30 and Saturday clinic from 0800 until 1200).
  • Critical Care: OR tour is Monday - Friday 0645-1515 with rotating on-call and PACU tour is Monday - Friday, 0700-1900 rotating 12 hour shifts. PCU has rotating 12 hour shift, 7a to 7p and rotating on-call.The GI Lab regular tour is Monday - Friday, 0730-1600 with rotating call. ICU and Stepdown unit tours are 0700-1900 and 1900-0700.
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Position Description/PD#: Registered Nurse/000000
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Telework: Only for openings in Virtual Care/Home Telehealth! (Applicants must meet certain criteria at home to participate. Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Duties
Critical Care Duties include but not limited to: Critical Care nurses monitor and treat patients according to their responses to life-threatening health problems and coordinate the care delivered by various health care providers. Administering, monitoring, documenting, and evaluating therapeutic interventions and regimens specific to critical patients. Utilizes independent and multidisciplinary, collaborative interventions to restore patient stability, anticipate patient care needs, prevent complications and achieve and maintain optimal patient responses. Possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process with in a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting to facilitate the effective care of patients.

Acute Care Duties include but not limited to: Implements the nursing process to include performing physical and psychosocial assessments; participation in the development, review and ongoing revision of an interdisciplinary plan of care to reflect the changing needs of the patient. Completes assessments in the required time-frame and identifies priority needs. Assess for subtle changes in the patient's condition that indicates and impending emergency and takes appropriate action. documenting, observations, assessments and changes in the patient's condition. Collaborates with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; provides a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.

Ambulatory Care Duties include but not limited to: The Ambulatory Care service at Overton Brooks VAMC encompasses a range of clinical areas which includes Primary Care, Specialty Care, Virtual Care/TeleHealth, and three Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's). These clinical areas provide a wide range of outpatient care services to our local veterans to aid in management of acute and chronic illnesses as well as preventative health care to aid in reducing the need for hospital admission and to promote overall health. Utilizes clinical knowledge and critical thinking skills to identify, analyze, and assist with resolving patient care issues. Completes assessment and identifies priority needs. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive quality care. Provide excellent customer service and utilize effective communication to promote team concept in delivery of patient care.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$49,879
$104,770
Job Details
Application Open Date
5/19/2018

Application Close Date
9/28/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • 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.
      ACUTE CARE
      • Preferred Certification(s): General Nursing Practice by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
      • Gerontological Nursing by ANCC, Oncology Nursing by Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), Medical Surgical by ANCC or Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and others relevant to the position.
      • Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN), Basic Life Support (BLS) required, Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) required.
      • Preferred Experience: 2 years of Adult Medical/Surgical and Oncology and/or Palliative Care experience including equipment and medications. Demonstrated computer skills to include but not limited to : Microsoft (MS) Work, MS Outlook, CPRS, BCMA
      CRITICAL CARE
      • Preferred Certification(s): American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (CCRN), Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse (CGRN), Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR), Progressive Care Certified Nurse (AACN Certification Corporation - PCCN)
      • Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)
      • Preferred Experience: Minimum 2 years Medical-Surgical experience
      AMBULATORY CARE:
      • Preferred Certification(s): Medical Surgical, Geriatrics, Ambulatory Care, Basic Life Support (BLS)
      • Preferred Education: Bachelors of Science in nursing (BSN)
      • Preferred Experience: Minimum 2 years Medical-Surgical 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.
      • 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.

      Grade and salary for these positions will be determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board (NPSB).

      Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. 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 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. 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.

      Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.
  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/28/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0610-Nurse
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: Many
      Job Position: CBBP-10196909-18-KML

      Critical Care Duties include but not limited to: Critical Care nurses monitor and treat patients according to their responses to life-threatening health problems and coordinate the care delivered by various health care providers. Administering, monitoring, documenting, and evaluating therapeutic interventions and regimens specific to critical patients. Utilizes independent and multidisciplinary, collaborative interventions to restore patient stability, anticipate patient care needs, prevent complications and achieve and maintain optimal patient responses. Possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process with in a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting to facilitate the effective care of patients.

      Acute Care Duties include but not limited to: Implements the nursing process to include performing physical and psychosocial assessments; participation in the development, review and ongoing revision of an interdisciplinary plan of care to reflect the changing needs of the patient. Completes assessments in the required time-frame and identifies priority needs. Assess for subtle changes in the patient's condition that indicates and impending emergency and takes appropriate action. documenting, observations, assessments and changes in the patient's condition. Collaborates with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; provides a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.

      Ambulatory Care Duties include but not limited to: The Ambulatory Care service at Overton Brooks VAMC encompasses a range of clinical areas which includes Primary Care, Specialty Care, Virtual Care/TeleHealth, and three Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's). These clinical areas provide a wide range of outpatient care services to our local veterans to aid in management of acute and chronic illnesses as well as preventative health care to aid in reducing the need for hospital admission and to promote overall health. Utilizes clinical knowledge and critical thinking skills to identify, analyze, and assist with resolving patient care issues. Completes assessment and identifies priority needs. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive quality care. Provide excellent customer service and utilize effective communication to promote team concept in delivery of patient care.

      Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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