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Registered Nurse (RN) - Long Term Care

VA Medical Center


Location:
Tomah, WI 54660
Date:
11/28/2017
2017-11-282018-02-07
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  • Medical/Surgical
  • Anesthesia/CRNA
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Long Term Care
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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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

VAMC Tomah (http://www.tomah.va.gov/) has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to veterans living in a Western/Central area of Wisconsin.

In addition to our main facility in Tomah, we offer services in four community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in La Crosse, Clark County, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids. VAMC Tomah is one of eight facilities that comprise Veterans Integrated Services Network 12 (VISN12) which is administratively headquartered at Westchester, IL, and includes facilities in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

A recruitment/relocation incentive is not authorized.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: 1. CURRENT PERMANENT EMPLOYEES OF THE AGENCY FOR WHICH THE POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED 2. ALL OTHER CANDIDATES.

Position is open until filled, applications will be referred as they are received. Position may be filled before the closing date.


Duties

The Community Living Center (CLC) Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for practicing within licensed scope of practice, regulatory and organizational standards, and departmental scope of service. The position requires the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide competent resident centered care and to utilize resources efficiently. RN is self-directed in managing complex resident situations, utilizes the nursing process in assessing, planning implementing, documenting and evaluating residents individualized care. The RN collaborates with physicians and other health care providers and utilizes the VA Core Values of Integrity, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence (I CARE) with all interactions creating a Veteran centric care environment. The RN supports, educates, directs and guides the performance of LPN and CNA staff on the neighborhood. The RN ensures that care is timely, appropriate, of high quality and cost effective. The RN acts on behalf of the veteran to assure that necessary services are received and that progress towards resident established goals is being made. The RN works effectively with residents, families and significant others, providing support, in coping with emotional, mental, medical, and physical decline/impairment. The RN works with staff so morale remains high and staff turnover remains at a reasonable level. Areas of care include hospice, long-stay maintenance, and short stay skilled care.

The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates and provides resident care in a culturally and ethnically sensitive manner. Performs nursing assessment using the nursing process and evaluates effectiveness of medications and/or treatment regimens.
  • Orients new RNs on the neighborhood and act as a preceptor, mentor, and a resource to others.
  • Initiates resident care plan on admission, and updates care plans with each change in condition.
  • Conducts rounds during the shift, observing safety of the environment and cleanliness, removes safety hazards, enters work orders to correct deficiencies and/or problems, and follows fire and safety protocol.
  • Accurately documents change in condition and monthly summaries. Conducts assessments per nursing service protocol such as: Braden Scale, Weekly Skin Assessment, Pain Assessment and Reassessment, Admission/ Annual Assessment, and Morse Scale to name a few.

Work Schedule: Intermittent; Two shifts per 4-week schedule, one major summer holiday (Memorial day, July 4th, Labor Day) and one major winter holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, News Years).
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required






graph of estimated pay ranges
$55,233

$102,424





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/4/2017



Application Close Date

2/6/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Intermittent




























  • 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:
      - 2-3 Years 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 02/06/2018 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:


      Job Position: TM-10076632-18-AZ-OCA




      The Community Living Center (CLC) Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for practicing within licensed scope of practice, regulatory and organizational standards, and departmental scope of service. The position requires the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide competent resident centered care and to utilize resources efficiently. RN is self-directed in managing complex resident situations, utilizes the nursing process in assessing, planning implementing, documenting and evaluating residents individualized care. The RN collaborates with physicians and other health care providers and utilizes the VA Core Values of Integrity, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence (I CARE) with all interactions creating a Veteran centric care environment. The RN supports, educates, directs and guides the performance of LPN and CNA staff on the neighborhood. The RN ensures that care is timely, appropriate, of high quality and cost effective. The RN acts on behalf of the veteran to assure that necessary services are received and that progress towards resident established goals is being made. The RN works effectively with residents, families and significant others, providing support, in coping with emotional, mental, medical, and physical decline/impairment. The RN works with staff so morale remains high and staff turnover remains at a reasonable level. Areas of care include hospice, long-stay maintenance, and short stay skilled care.

      The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      • Coordinates and provides resident care in a culturally and ethnically sensitive manner. Performs nursing assessment using the nursing process and evaluates effectiveness of medications and/or treatment regimens.
      • Orients new RNs on the neighborhood and act as a preceptor, mentor, and a resource to others.
      • Initiates resident care plan on admission, and updates care plans with each change in condition.
      • Conducts rounds during the shift, observing safety of the environment and cleanliness, removes safety hazards, enters work orders to correct deficiencies and/or problems, and follows fire and safety protocol.
      • Accurately documents change in condition and monthly summaries. Conducts assessments per nursing service protocol such as: Braden Scale, Weekly Skin Assessment, Pain Assessment and Reassessment, Admission/ Annual Assessment, and Morse Scale to name a few.

      Work Schedule: Intermittent; Two shifts per 4-week schedule, one major summer holiday (Memorial day, July 4th, Labor Day) and one major winter holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, News Years).
      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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