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Registered Nurse-Emergency Department

VA Medical Center


Location:
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Date:
07/06/2018
2018-07-062018-08-09
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Engineering
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Infection Control
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • IV Therapy
  • Telemetry
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Services
  • Respiratory care
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Job Details

Summary
Duties

This Registered Nurse position is a full time position in an expanding Emergency Department. Emergency Nursing experience is preferred, but must be proficient in cardiac knowledge. Friendly work environment with a welcoming staff.
Duties:
Maintains current/active ACLS & BCLS provider status.
Monitors patient conditions when held over in the life support room.
Triages all unscheduled patients in accordance with Emergency Severity Index.
Responds to Outside Emergencies and implements appropriate interventions.
Provides immediate nursing intervention in emergency situations.
Implements patient safety practices with regard to medication administration, patient identification, fall risk assessment and prevention, hand-off reports using SBAR (situation, background, assessment and recommendations) format.
Responsible for ordering/maintaining supplies for the clinical area.
Provide appropriate hand-off report communication using SBAR format.
Demonstrates/maintains competencies in accordance with the Core Competencies of the High Performance Development Model (HPDM).
Provides assistance to other nursing units such as ICU/Telemetry.
Proficient in assessment skills with a vast nursing knowledge.
Has knowledge and expertise in the following:
Tranvenous and external pacemakers
AED/Cardioversion/Defibrillation
Treatment of acute MI/ACS, CHF, Stroke, Acute seizure activity, and
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Chest tubes
Foley catheters/CBI
IV thrombolytics
IV pain management expanders vasoactive
Able to assess and implement care of patients with dx. Of overdose, acute psychotic episodes including but not limited to suicide, violence, and hallucinations.
Capable of providing care to patients with fractures, altered mental state and acute stroke.
Capable of providing initial care to trauma as necessary.
Assesses patients' needs on admission with respect to developmental stage,age, sex, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and illness.
Provides patient health education to patients and families with regard to current treatment, health issues, and patient/family concerns in accordance with educational level of patient/family.
Work Schedule: Days rotating-Primarily 07:45 AM-4:15 PM rotating as needed to the following:
12 NOON-8 PM 4:00 PM-12 MIDNIGHT 12 AM MIDNIGHT-8:00 AM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

graph of estimated pay ranges
$49,265
$92,046
Job Details
Application Open Date
6/30/2018

Application Close Date
7/13/2018
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.
      Preferred Experience: Minimum of 5 years recent RN Experience to include Emergency Room. Demonstrates strong communication and customer service skills.
      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.

      Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs. and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs. and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted).
  • 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 07/13/2018 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: 1
      Job Position: DE-10250134-18-BN-BU

      This Registered Nurse position is a full time position in an expanding Emergency Department. Emergency Nursing experience is preferred, but must be proficient in cardiac knowledge. Friendly work environment with a welcoming staff.
      Duties:
      Maintains current/active ACLS & BCLS provider status.
      Monitors patient conditions when held over in the life support room.
      Triages all unscheduled patients in accordance with Emergency Severity Index.
      Responds to Outside Emergencies and implements appropriate interventions.
      Provides immediate nursing intervention in emergency situations.
      Implements patient safety practices with regard to medication administration, patient identification, fall risk assessment and prevention, hand-off reports using SBAR (situation, background, assessment and recommendations) format.
      Responsible for ordering/maintaining supplies for the clinical area.
      Provide appropriate hand-off report communication using SBAR format.
      Demonstrates/maintains competencies in accordance with the Core Competencies of the High Performance Development Model (HPDM).
      Provides assistance to other nursing units such as ICU/Telemetry.
      Proficient in assessment skills with a vast nursing knowledge.
      Has knowledge and expertise in the following:
      Tranvenous and external pacemakers
      AED/Cardioversion/Defibrillation
      Treatment of acute MI/ACS, CHF, Stroke, Acute seizure activity, and
      Respiratory Distress Syndrome
      Chest tubes
      Foley catheters/CBI
      IV thrombolytics
      IV pain management expanders vasoactive
      Able to assess and implement care of patients with dx. Of overdose, acute psychotic episodes including but not limited to suicide, violence, and hallucinations.
      Capable of providing care to patients with fractures, altered mental state and acute stroke.
      Capable of providing initial care to trauma as necessary.
      Assesses patients' needs on admission with respect to developmental stage,age, sex, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and illness.
      Provides patient health education to patients and families with regard to current treatment, health issues, and patient/family concerns in accordance with educational level of patient/family.
      Work Schedule: Days rotating-Primarily 07:45 AM-4:15 PM rotating as needed to the following:
      12 NOON-8 PM 4:00 PM-12 MIDNIGHT 12 AM MIDNIGHT-8:00 AM
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

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 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.

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Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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