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Registered Nurse (Tele-ICU)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Date:
11/28/2017
2017-11-282018-02-15
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Job Details


Summary

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.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Under the supervision of the Tele-ICU Project/Program Manager, the staff nurse is accountable for providing tele-nursing care to a diverse population of critically ill adults across multiple ICUs at various hospitals.

The Registered Nurse (TELE-ICU) will:

  • Report clinical, administrative or technical problems that result in medical errors, unsafe care or sub-optimal communication between the Tele-ICU staff and ICU health care professionals.
  • Use Phillips VISICU's clinical decision's support tool, The Source, in determining evidence-based practices for clinical problems.
  • Respond to routine, urgent and emergent patient problems appropriately by demonstrating effective decision-making.
  • Provide follow up to ensure problem resolution.
  • Formulate and articulate succinct and comprehensive assessments of real or potential patient problems to the Intensivist.
  • Effectively communicate with members of theTele-ICU center team and bedside Tele-ICU interdisciplinary team in a collegial manner to provide safe and error free care during routine care and emergent conditions.
  • Must have Dysrhythmia Certification or successfully complete the education course and become certified.

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities 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.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.




Duties

Duties of the RN (Tele-ICU) include:

  • Collects and analyzes patient and family data for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis and management.
  • Efficiently assembles a focused assessment of physiological, psychological and medical record data.
  • Uses critical thinking skills in diagnosing clinical problems and in defining interventions.
  • Re-evaluates prior diagnoses and care plans at appropriate intervals in accordance to expected individual patient outcomes.
  • Prioritizes clinical problems accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Uses clinical decision support tools in determining evidence-based practices for clinical problems.
  • Responds to routine, urgent and emergent patient problems appropriately by demonstrating effective decision-making. Provides follow-up to ensure problem resolution.
  • Advocates needs and wishes of patients and family with regard to health care.
  • Formulates and articulates succinct and comprehensive assessments of real or potential patient problems to the physician.
  • Working knowledgeable of PICIS, CPRS, and e-Care Manager charting.
  • Collaboratively working with remotely located ICU clinicians.
  • Analyzing and trending clinical data to identify problems quickly.
  • Solves clinical patient problems independently and in a timely manner; communicates unresolved problems to the Physician and takes over monitoring the Physician's caseload until the situation is resolved.

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

Work Schedule: Shifts will be a combination of 12 and 8 hours tours and will be required to rotate tours, weekends, and holidays.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$51,102

$98,185





Job Details



Application Open Date

6/1/2017



Application Close Date

1/19/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

This position is open to Cincinnati VA Medical Center employees only. Applications will only be accepted online or via fax as outlined in the announcement. Please read the "How to apply" section of the announcement carefully. Since this announcement is only open to VAMC employees, you cannot find it by searching on USAJOBS.gov. You must click on the link found on PDrive/HRMS/Vacancy to apply to this announcement



Status

Part Time 24 hours




























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

    • 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

    • QUALIFICATIONS:

      1. CITIZENSHIP: Must be a citizen of the United States.
      2. EDUCATION: 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).
      3. LICENSE: 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. 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.
      4. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

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

      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 Bachelors 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 bachelors 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 bachelors 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.

      IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

      Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2

      PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

      1.At least three (3) years of recent criticalcare nursing experience and a MSN degree ORat least five (5)years of recent critical care experience.

      2. ACLS and CCRN certified

      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

      This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures.





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

      Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4,6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.





  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • ATTENTION: YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850a IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.

      To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

      Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS. Check your account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

      If you are selected for this position, you will be required to complete the following forms within 3 days from the date ofthe tentative offer of employment:

      If you cannot apply online:

      1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
      2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .
      3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
      4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

      To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

      1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 1967492. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
      2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

      The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on: Friday, January 19, 2018





  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: NV-17-LDE-1967492




      Duties of the RN (Tele-ICU) include:

      • Collects and analyzes patient and family data for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis and management.
      • Efficiently assembles a focused assessment of physiological, psychological and medical record data.
      • Uses critical thinking skills in diagnosing clinical problems and in defining interventions.
      • Re-evaluates prior diagnoses and care plans at appropriate intervals in accordance to expected individual patient outcomes.
      • Prioritizes clinical problems accurately and in a timely manner.
      • Uses clinical decision support tools in determining evidence-based practices for clinical problems.
      • Responds to routine, urgent and emergent patient problems appropriately by demonstrating effective decision-making. Provides follow-up to ensure problem resolution.
      • Advocates needs and wishes of patients and family with regard to health care.
      • Formulates and articulates succinct and comprehensive assessments of real or potential patient problems to the physician.
      • Working knowledgeable of PICIS, CPRS, and e-Care Manager charting.
      • Collaboratively working with remotely located ICU clinicians.
      • Analyzing and trending clinical data to identify problems quickly.
      • Solves clinical patient problems independently and in a timely manner; communicates unresolved problems to the Physician and takes over monitoring the Physician's caseload until the situation is resolved.

      Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

      Work Schedule: Shifts will be a combination of 12 and 8 hours tours and will be required to rotate tours, weekends, and holidays.







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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