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Registered Nurse (Day Surgery/Patient Acute Care Unit/Operating Room)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Shreveport, LA
Date:
12/13/2017
2017-12-132018-01-23
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • LPN/LVN
  • Nurse Manager
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Radiology
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Job Details


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.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.

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.




Duties

These positions are an integral member of the Veterans care at Overton Brooks VAMC. Day Surgery, PACU or critical care experience is a must to successfully perform the duties of this position. The RNs will be responsible for Pre-and Post-surgical patients. As a VA Nurse, you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

Being responsible and accountable for the management of veterans in the perioperative period; this commonly includes ward admission, anesthesia or sedation, surgery, and recovery.

Provides post anesthesia care for Veterans after receiving spinal or general anesthesia, and minimal to deep sedation. These duties include airway management, physiological monitoring, and implementing treatments to maintain the Veterans hemodynamics.

Demonstrates knowledge of hemodynamic medications, positioning techniques, and use of medical equipment to monitor and interpret responses to treatments and therapies.

Demonstrates abilities to recognize the need for resuscitative efforts, and performs according to established guidelines.

Implementing the nursing process; initiating/participating in improvement activities; being an active member of the multidisciplinary team.

Providesappropriate care through the use of the nursing process while working with other professional and supportive personnel who provide patient care.

Provides care to our Veterans for outpatient procedures to include: Interventional Radiology, Heart Cath Lab, Oncology, and Hematology, which include procedures such as: Remicade and Iron infusions.

Accountable for defined groups of patients for a shift, either as the primary nurse for that shift or when partnered with a LPN or CNA.

Providing excellent customer service; performing physical and psychosocial assessments; verifying provider's orders and providing and documenting patient education.

Based on education, experience, and competency the RN may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor and/or charge nurse.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about exemplary service to our Veterans by personal professional development through certification/advanced education and involvement in VA committees.

Maintains BLS certification.

These positions report directly to the Nurse Manager, Day Surgery/PACU/OR.

Tour of Duty:

Day Surgery 0600-1430, 0730-1600, 0930-1800, Monday through Friday. PACU change the 0830-1700, 0645-1915 , and 0645-1515 with call.OR the shift is 0645-1530 with call.

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

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

FunctionalStatement Title/#: Registered Nurse/000000








graph of estimated pay ranges
$51,383

$103,319





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/13/2017



Application Close Date

12/28/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Overton Brooks VAMC Employees Only



Status

Full Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

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

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

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





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

      U.S. Citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.

      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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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.

      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).

      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.

      EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

      Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.

      Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.

      Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.

      Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years' experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years' experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.

      Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years' experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years' experience.

      GRADE DETERMINATIONS: Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry.

      Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.The criteria are as follows:

      Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;

      Professional Development: performance, education/career development;

      Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;

      Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.

      Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      Working for the Department of Veterans Affairsoffers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to helpbalance work and life.For more informationplease visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.





  • 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 View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 28, 2017 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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS 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: YE-18-KL-2026787-BU




      These positions are an integral member of the Veterans care at Overton Brooks VAMC. Day Surgery, PACU or critical care experience is a must to successfully perform the duties of this position. The RNs will be responsible for Pre-and Post-surgical patients. As a VA Nurse, you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

      Being responsible and accountable for the management of veterans in the perioperative period; this commonly includes ward admission, anesthesia or sedation, surgery, and recovery.

      Provides post anesthesia care for Veterans after receiving spinal or general anesthesia, and minimal to deep sedation. These duties include airway management, physiological monitoring, and implementing treatments to maintain the Veterans hemodynamics.

      Demonstrates knowledge of hemodynamic medications, positioning techniques, and use of medical equipment to monitor and interpret responses to treatments and therapies.

      Demonstrates abilities to recognize the need for resuscitative efforts, and performs according to established guidelines.

      Implementing the nursing process; initiating/participating in improvement activities; being an active member of the multidisciplinary team.

      Providesappropriate care through the use of the nursing process while working with other professional and supportive personnel who provide patient care.

      Provides care to our Veterans for outpatient procedures to include: Interventional Radiology, Heart Cath Lab, Oncology, and Hematology, which include procedures such as: Remicade and Iron infusions.

      Accountable for defined groups of patients for a shift, either as the primary nurse for that shift or when partnered with a LPN or CNA.

      Providing excellent customer service; performing physical and psychosocial assessments; verifying provider's orders and providing and documenting patient education.

      Based on education, experience, and competency the RN may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor and/or charge nurse.

      We are looking for candidates who are passionate about exemplary service to our Veterans by personal professional development through certification/advanced education and involvement in VA committees.

      Maintains BLS certification.

      These positions report directly to the Nurse Manager, Day Surgery/PACU/OR.

      Tour of Duty:

      Day Surgery 0600-1430, 0730-1600, 0930-1800, Monday through Friday. PACU change the 0830-1700, 0645-1915 , and 0645-1515 with call.OR the shift is 0645-1530 with call.

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

      Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

      FunctionalStatement Title/#: Registered Nurse/000000







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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