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Registered Nurse (Operating Room)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Denver, CO
Date:
11/29/2017
2017-11-292017-12-29
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The Registered Nurse (RN) - Operating Room (OR) practices as a registered nurse in the seven room operating suite, providing care for patients in the intraoperative phase of the perioperative process. Patient populations include but are not limited to those having: ENT, General Surgical, Cardio-thoracic, Genitourinary, Neurosurgical, Vascular, Orthopedic, Podiatric, Ophthalmologic and gynecologic procedures. The OR-RN demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. The OR-RN plans, organizes, and when appropriate, directs and supervises the activities of others to complete assignments in a safe and timely manner. The OR-RN demonstrates excellent communication skill and the ability to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships. The OR-RN may be assigned to either the scrub or circulating roles. Based on education, experience and competency, the OR-RN may be assigned responsibilities as a service leader, preceptor, and/or charge nurse. The OR-RN functions as a resource for colleagues as needed. Duties include but are not limited to:

Prepare OR and equipment based on patient needs
Verify integrity of sterile supplies and instruments
Set up and maintain a sterile filed
Perform the required time-out procedure
Provide for physical comfort of the patient
Position the patient to avoid injury
Label medications
Handle blood and specimens correctly according to policy and procedure
Perform accurate surgical counts
Complete intraoperative documentation
Recognize emergency situations and respond appropriately
Identify patient needs based on professional knowledge and medical plan of care
Establish individualized outcome measures for each patient's care
Delegate interventions based on critical thinking skills, and a knowledge of competencies of each team member
Coordinate care to maximize desirable outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost effective utilization of available personnel and resources

Work Schedule: Candidate must be wiling to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be placed, detailed or temporarily assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.

Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse - Operating Room Staff Nurse / 000000








graph of estimated pay ranges
$69,785

$116,335





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/17/2017



Application Close Date

11/30/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full-Time




























  • 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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, 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. t
        • 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.
      Preferred Experience: 1 Year OR (surg/tele) 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.




  • 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 11/30/2017 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 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: 2


      Job Position: EC-118-17-NS-10072374-BU




      The Registered Nurse (RN) - Operating Room (OR) practices as a registered nurse in the seven room operating suite, providing care for patients in the intraoperative phase of the perioperative process. Patient populations include but are not limited to those having: ENT, General Surgical, Cardio-thoracic, Genitourinary, Neurosurgical, Vascular, Orthopedic, Podiatric, Ophthalmologic and gynecologic procedures. The OR-RN demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. The OR-RN plans, organizes, and when appropriate, directs and supervises the activities of others to complete assignments in a safe and timely manner. The OR-RN demonstrates excellent communication skill and the ability to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships. The OR-RN may be assigned to either the scrub or circulating roles. Based on education, experience and competency, the OR-RN may be assigned responsibilities as a service leader, preceptor, and/or charge nurse. The OR-RN functions as a resource for colleagues as needed. Duties include but are not limited to:

      Prepare OR and equipment based on patient needs
      Verify integrity of sterile supplies and instruments
      Set up and maintain a sterile filed
      Perform the required time-out procedure
      Provide for physical comfort of the patient
      Position the patient to avoid injury
      Label medications
      Handle blood and specimens correctly according to policy and procedure
      Perform accurate surgical counts
      Complete intraoperative documentation
      Recognize emergency situations and respond appropriately
      Identify patient needs based on professional knowledge and medical plan of care
      Establish individualized outcome measures for each patient's care
      Delegate interventions based on critical thinking skills, and a knowledge of competencies of each team member
      Coordinate care to maximize desirable outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost effective utilization of available personnel and resources

      Work Schedule: Candidate must be wiling to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be placed, detailed or temporarily assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.

      Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse - Operating Room Staff Nurse / 000000







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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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