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Registered Nurse (Acute Medical Unit)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Date:
04/20/2018
2018-04-202018-05-20
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Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

VA Hudson Valley Health Care System is located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, New York, surrounded by amazing hiking, biking and walking trails as well as a host of wonderful outdoor activities including activities on the Hudson River. The Hudson Valley is a hotbed for culture - art, music, literature and more -- in towns, like Woodstock, Bethel, Rye, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Cold Spring and more. With historic locations like Hyde Park (home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt), Newburgh (the site of one of George Washington's Headquarters during the revolution) and the historic U.S. Military Academy, the area offers an abundance of single-person and family activities. In addition to the natural splendor of the area, VA Hudson Valley is also located 38 miles (a one-hour train ride) from New York City, home of the New York Yankees, Broadway shows, amazing museums and restaurants and so much more; a four-hour drive from Boston; and a 6-hour drive to Washington D.C. VA Hudson Valley 1,600 employees are committed to the more than 150,000 Veterans we serve in the region and look forward to the Hudson Valley as a backdrop for all we do each day.

The VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System is currently recruiting for 3 Full Time Registered Nurses for our Acute Medical Unit (E-2).

This RN position provides a full range of nursing care to patients with complex care needs utilizing the nursing process in an Acute Medical Unit. The E-2 RN independently functions, responds to all rapid response calls, and is a member of the Code Blue team.

First Area of Consideration is current VA Hudson Valley Employees.




Duties

The VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System provides care utilizing a patient centered care approach.

The RN provides a full range of nursing care to patients with complex care needs utilizing the nursing process in an intermediate medical-surgical unit. Completes timely documentation of patient's condition utilizing the standards of nursing practice. Displays critical thinking skills from initial assessments of patient's condition, re-assessments, response to treatments and other clinical findings. Assesses patient's learning needs, develops and implements a plan to meet needs, and instructs patients and families in self-care and treatment measures. Delivers and documents patient education in accordance with nursing plan of care. Incumbent promotes continuity of care and discharge planning utilizing an individualized, interdisciplinary plan of care in collaboration with the patient, family and health care team. Administers prescribed therapies using appropriate clinical judgment. Accurately documents in the medical record patient findings, assessments, and care provided. Incumbent also interprets arrhythmias. Administers medication and treatments in accordance with established procedures/policy. Knowledgeable in caring for TBI and SCI population which includes autonomic dysreflexia, bowel care, prevention of pressure ulcers, use of assistive lifting devices etc. Proficient in isolation technique and infection control practices which include prevention of MRSA transmission. Incumbent will participate in promotion of health such as the flu and pneumonia vaccinations. Incumbent will be familiar with performance measures and act as a leader utilizing the VA's "I Care" and the HDPM core competencies through Patient Centered Care delivery.

Position may entail other duties as assigned and travel between the Castle Point and Montrose campuses and CBOC's to meet the needs of the staff and program needs.

Work Schedule: Evening/Night Shifts (with rotation as needed; tour of duty will be discussed during the interview process)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required








graph of estimated pay ranges
$70,662

$122,103





Job Details



Application Open Date

4/13/2018



Application Close Date

4/26/2018




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.

      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. The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.
      Preferred Experience: BSN; telemetry certification strongly preferred with a minimum of two years med/surg experience desired. Knowledge of EKG monitoring also preferred.

      ACLS and AHA BLS Certifications are required.

      Physical Requirements
      : The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), pulling, pushing, repetitive motion and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking, depth perception , hearing (aide permitted); near/far vision correctable to meet Driver's License requirements. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials.

      Work requires extensive walking, standing, stretching and bending in caring for patients.

      Grade Determinations: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and utilized in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy. 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.

      Your salary and grade will be determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board (NPSB). The NPSB is a peer review process. The NPSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training, and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments.




  • 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 04/26/2018 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: 3


      Job Position: DE-10186620-18-BD




      The VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System provides care utilizing a patient centered care approach.

      The RN provides a full range of nursing care to patients with complex care needs utilizing the nursing process in an intermediate medical-surgical unit. Completes timely documentation of patient's condition utilizing the standards of nursing practice. Displays critical thinking skills from initial assessments of patient's condition, re-assessments, response to treatments and other clinical findings. Assesses patient's learning needs, develops and implements a plan to meet needs, and instructs patients and families in self-care and treatment measures. Delivers and documents patient education in accordance with nursing plan of care. Incumbent promotes continuity of care and discharge planning utilizing an individualized, interdisciplinary plan of care in collaboration with the patient, family and health care team. Administers prescribed therapies using appropriate clinical judgment. Accurately documents in the medical record patient findings, assessments, and care provided. Incumbent also interprets arrhythmias. Administers medication and treatments in accordance with established procedures/policy. Knowledgeable in caring for TBI and SCI population which includes autonomic dysreflexia, bowel care, prevention of pressure ulcers, use of assistive lifting devices etc. Proficient in isolation technique and infection control practices which include prevention of MRSA transmission. Incumbent will participate in promotion of health such as the flu and pneumonia vaccinations. Incumbent will be familiar with performance measures and act as a leader utilizing the VA's "I Care" and the HDPM core competencies through Patient Centered Care delivery.

      Position may entail other duties as assigned and travel between the Castle Point and Montrose campuses and CBOC's to meet the needs of the staff and program needs.

      Work Schedule: Evening/Night Shifts (with rotation as needed; tour of duty will be discussed during the interview process)
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required







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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